Popples


Ex-Nick exec joins Saban Brands

Former Nickelodeon senior VP Rick Magallanes is joining Saban Brands. Magallanes left Nick Animation Studio earlier this year as part of the wide-ranging restructure at the Viacom network, and now becomes Saban’s senior VP, development and production. His hire comes just over a week after Sanrio president and COO Janet Hsu was revealed as Saban’s […]

Saban Brands names CEO after Dekel exit

Saban Brands is getting its first CEO in the shape of the president of Hello Kitty lifestyle brand president and COO Janet Hsu. The appointment comes after Saban Brands founding president Elie Dekel exited his post after five years, though he remains a senior advisor. The CEO post is not a direct replacement, however. A […]

Dekel to exit Saban Brands

Elie Dekel is leaving Saban Brands, the intellectual property arm of Saban Capital Group. Dekel has run Saban Brands as president since its launch five years ago, but is now leaving to pursue other opportunities, according to Licence Global, which broke the news. Joel Andryc, Saban Capital Group’s managing director, has been named interim president […]

Netflix, Rainbow line-up new Winx Club

Netflix has commissioned a double-season spin-off to the popular Italian franchise Winx Club. Season one of WOW: World of Winx will debut exclusively on the streaming service early in 2016, with season two following in the autumn. The two seasons are both 13x22mins and come from Rainbow Studios, the production arm of Italy-based rights owner […]

Netflix orders Popples kids show

US streaming service Netflix has ordered a 26x30mins kids series based on the Popples brand. The Popples animation show will launch on Netflix in 2015, with Saban Brands commissioned to make it alongside ZAG Entertainment. Each episode will follow a group of friends whose optimistic intentions backfire to comic effect. “We look forward to debuting […]

Saban hires strategy exec

Saban Brands, the TV and brand owning division of Saban Capital, has hired Daniel Castle as managing director of strategic business development. The role involves managing the international growth of existing brands in the portfolio as well as acquiring new properties. He joins from Iconix Brand Group and will be based in New York and […]