Puffin Rock

Channel 5’s Milkshake! brings in new shows

Channel 5 (C5) is bringing in toon duo Puffin Rock and Gigglebug to its preschool block Milkshake! as part of the UK network’s on-going refresh of its kids offering. Puffin Rock is an animated pre-school series narrated by Chris O’Dowd (Moone Boy, The IT Crowd). It features a family of puffins and their adventures on […]

Penguin Random House makes TV play

Publisher Penguin Random House Children’s has promoted one of its executives to a new role as head of head of acquisitions and TV development. Richard Haines will oversee a renewed push into television at the group, which was formed as part of the merger of publishing giants Penguin and Random House. He will lead PRH […]

Netflix orders trio of kids originals

Netflix has ordered three new animated series for kids: Word Party, Kazoops! and True & Rainbow Kingdom. Word Party comes from The Jim Henson Company and will debut on Netflix in the US and around the world in 2016. The 26x11mins word-learning digital puppet show is aimed at pre-schoolers. Kazoops! will roll out in 2016 […]

Four original kids series for Netflix

Streaming service Netflix has lined up another four original kids series. The shows are Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia from Saban Brands, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and Jane from 41 Entertainment and ARC Productions, Kulipari: An Army of Frogs from Splash Entertainment and Outlook Company, and Puffin Rock from Penguin Random House Children’s, Dog […]