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TBI Weekly: Six takeaways from a week with the kids

From $15m funding slates to discussions about driving diversity, the past week has provided plenty to consider for those in the kid’s TV business. With the 17th edition of the Children’s Media Conference wrapping today, TBI reflects on the key takeaways. Reflecting your audience The conference kicked off on Monday with a keynote panel discussion […]

HBO Max orders ‘Young Love’ animation from former NFL star Matthew Cherry

US streamer HBO Max is expanding its animation offering after ordering a 12-episode season of 2D series Young Love, based on characters created by director and former NFL star Matthew Cherry. The show expands on Cherry’s characters from his short film Hair Love, which centers around the relationship between an African-American father and his daughter […]

Gaumont hires ex-Sony exec as animation director

Gaumont has hired former Sony Pictures director Alex Soto to the newly created role of creative director for animation and family. Soto will report to Terry Kalagian, SVP for the group, and will work alongside Kimberly Dennison, VP of creative development in the US office and Gaelle Guiny, VP of creative development in Paris. In […]

Disney Channel buys Nelvana, Sony toon

Disney Channels Worldwide has acquired Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series, which comes from Canada’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation in the US. The 26x22mins series is based on the film franchise, which has grossed more than US$820 million at the worldwide box office. It will air on Disney Channel in the US, Europe (excluding Germany), […]

Hulu grabs Epix films as Netflix deal ends

US streaming service Hulu has swooped for exclusive movies from premium pay network Epix after the latter’s agreement with Netflix ended with no new deal. All new Epix theatrical releases and original programmes will be made available 90 days on Hulu after the pay TV window opens. For Hulu, the deal is significant as Epix […]

Nelvana, Sony making Hotel Transylvania series

Nelvana is making a series based on the animated feature film franchise Hotel Transylvania. The original movie, from Sony Pictures Animation, was released in 2012 and the second instalment comes out later this year. It follows Dracula and the hotel he runs for monsters seeking a vacation. Canadian prodco Nelvana, part of Canadian media giant […]

Sony to fund Frederator toon shorts

Sony Pictures Animation will fund 12 short animated programmes that will go out via the Channel Frederator YouTube network. SPA, part of Sony Pictures Entertainment has partnered with Fred Seibert’s Cartoon Hangover channel to create GO! Cartoons. The platform will act as an incubator that SPA will use to unearth new animation talent. Of the […]

DHX, Sony prepare Meatballs TV series

Sony Pictures Animation and DHX Media are working up a television adaptation of animated film franchise Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. DHX will produce 26 22-minute animated episodes of the series, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series, and take international distribution and merchandising rights. Sony will take home entertainment distribution in the […]