Moonbug Entertainment

Kids round-up: Kartoon Genius block launches on YFE; Moonbug Kids comes to EMEA

Kartoon Genius block launches on YFE Genius Brands International has unveiled a new block of children’s animated series and expanded distribution for its international channels, following its pending acquisition of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. and strategic investment in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment (YFE). The new block on the YFE International channels will be branded […]

Kids round-up: YouTube Originals scores ‘Supa Strikas’ prequel; HBO Max & Discovery ink Jetpack deals; FilmRise licenses Scholastic shows

YouTube Originals scores ‘Supa Strikas’ prequel YouTube Originals has picked up Supa Strikas: Rookie Season, a prequel to the soccer animated series Supa Strikas, from the newly-acquired Moonbug Entertainment, in partnership with UNICEF. The first half of the 12-part series will launch on 3 December on the official Supa Strikas YouTube channel and the YouTube […]

Exclusive: Moonbug to ramp up IP portfolio following acquisition

Global kids content firm Moonbug Entertainment will seek to create and acquire “more and better IP” following its recent acquisition by Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs’ Blackstone Group-backed investment outfit. The purchase last week was the second acquisition for the as-yet unnamed Mayer-Staggs firm, which acquired the CoComelon rights holder in a deal valued by Bloomberg […]

Kevin Mayer’s investment firm strikes $3bn deal for ‘CoComelon’ outfit Moonbug

Global kids content company Moonbug Entertainment has been acquired by Disney execs Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs’ Blackstone Group-backed investment outfit, as the nascent firm continues its buying spree. Founded in 2018, Moonbug holds the rights to major kids franchises including Blippi, Little Baby Bum and CoComelon, which is the second-most subscribed YouTube channel, with around 120 […]

News round-up: Netflix & Moonbug expand kids franchises; ‘Detention Adventure’ returns; Dantar inks first-look deal with Pilgrim

Netflix & Moonbug expand kids franchises Netflix and US-UK kids content company Moonbug Entertainment are working an new animated preschool series and specials based on the CoComelon and Little Baby Bum franchises. The shows, which will debut starting in 2022, will include 4 x 60-minute new nursery rhyme compilations and three seasons (24 x 7-minutes) […]

Amazon Kids+ & Moonbug expand ‘Blippi’ franchise

Amazon Kids+ has ordered a new series starring children’s performer Blippi. Moonbug Entertainment is producing the new long-form, episodic series, Blippi’s Treehouse, which will premiere exclusively on the Amazon Kids+ streaming service at an as-yet undisclosed date. Moonbug’s current Blippi series is one of its most popular titles, with the show’s YouTube channel averaging are […]

Kids roundup: WarnerMedia APAC hires Disney alum Melissa Lim; Moonbug shows comes to BBC iPlayer; Ferly & Toonz partner for ‘Kingdom Of None’

WarnerMedia APAC hires Disney alum Melissa Lim WarnerMedia has appointed Melissa Lim as the new head of content acquisitions and co-productions for its children’s networks in the Asia Pacific region, which include POGO, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Lim will also advise on licensing content to fuel the growing slate of kids and family programming on the […]

Kids round-up: Amazon Kids+ & Moonbug strike content partnership; BBC names Kate Morton as pre-school programming lead

Amazon Kids+ & Moonbug strike content partnership Amazon Kids+, the retail and streaming giant’s child-focused subscription service, and London-and-LA-based kids content company Moonbug Entertainment, have partnered to create original productions for children. The first joint streaming project will be animated series Arpo Robot Babysitter, based on the YouTube series Arpo, which will premiere exclusively on Amazon Kids+. […]

Kids round-up: Super RTL inks Moonbug deal; Zigazoo gains $4m capital funding; TVOkids makes BGM double order  

Super RTL inks Moonbug deal German FTA linear children’s network Super RTL has acquired global pre-school hit CoComelon, and a number of other series, in a wide-reaching deal struck with London-and-LA-based kids content company Moonbug Entertainment. Moonbug shows, also including Little Baby Bum, Go Buster and Playtime with Twinkle, will be brought to German-speaking markets, […]

Exclusive: Moonbug snags NBCU alum Meghan Sheridan as senior creative executive

London-and-LA-based kids content company Moonbug Entertainment has appointed NBCUniversal alum Meghan Sheridan as senior creative executive. Based out of the LA office and reporting to Moonbug’s head of creative, Richard Hickey, Sheridan tells TBI that one of the responsibilities of her new role is to serve as a “creative guardian” to its marquee CoComelon brand, […]