Moonbug Entertainment

TBI Kids: How Moonbug CEO created a $3bn kids behemoth

Moonbug CEO Rene Rechtman tells Mark Layton about the firm’s expanding ambitions following its $3bn takeover by Candle Media and the rights strategy that lets them engage with kids on any platform Having launched just four years ago, London and LA-based Moonbug Entertainment has established itself quickly – to the extent that its shows now […]

Moonbug partners with MultiChoice for linear African channel launch

UK- and LA-based pre-school entertainment company Moonbug Entertainment is to launch a dedicated channel on the MultiChoice’s DStv pay-TV platform in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Moonbug Kids channel will launch in October and will include content from across the Moonbug portfolio. The pre-school service will be available to all 21.7 million DStv subscribers across 45 African […]

Exclusive: Moonbug CEO eyes ‘ambitious’ acquisitions

Cocomelon outfit Moonbug Entertainment is ramping up its expansion efforts, with plans for further IP acquisitions before the end of the year. Moonbug CEO Rene Rechtman told TBI that the London and LA-based kids content company hopes to do “a big acquisition or two – if we’re lucky both this year; at least one of […]

Moonbug names EMEA head of distribution & originals

UK-based kids content company Moonbug Entertainment has promoted Gina Costelloe to head of distribution and originals for EMEA. In her new role, Costelloe will be responsible for sales and original content production in the region, managing a line-up of titles including CoComelon, Blippi and Oddbods, the series which was recently added to the Moonbug portfolio […]

Kids round-up: Wildbrain takes Carmen Sandiego global; Sphere & Mojumbi partner on ‘Rock Girl’; Zigazoo & Moonbug launch ‘Blippi’ NFT

Wildbrain takes Carmen Sandiego global WildBrain has acquired exclusive linear broadcast distribution rights to Carmen Sandiego. The deal with HarperCollins Productions will see WildBrain selling seasons one to four of the series. It was originally produced for Netflix by HarperCollins and WildBrain’s animation studio in Vancouver. WildBrain has already secured deals for all four seasons of […]

Moonbug’s content chief David Levine departs after 18 months

Former Disney exec David Levine is stepping down from Cocomelon outfit Moonbug Entertainment after 18 months as its chief content officer. Levine landed at Moonbug in December 2020 and worked on shows including Netflix’s Little Baby Bum: Music Time and Blippi’s Treehouse for Amazon Kids+. His exit comes six months since the Rene Rechtman-led UK animation firm became part […]

Moonbug acquires Singapore’s One Animation & plans for ‘Oddbods’ global expansion

UK-based Cocomelon outfit Moonbug Entertainment has acquired One Animation, the Singapore-based media company and production studio behind children’s animation Oddbods. The Rene Rechtman-led Moonbug plans to expand Oddbods’ global distribution reach and grow the brand into new formats, products and experiences. One Animation’s team will join Moonbug, but will remain in Singapore and continue developing and […]

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 […]

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