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Kids round-up: RTÉ preps first children’s slate; Sky Kids & AnimeLab pick up ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’; Rainbow & Toonz partner for Pinocchio

RTÉ launches first global kids sales slate Ireland’s RTÉ Programme Sales has announced its first-ever slate of kids programming for the global market. Highlights include six new live action series, with the first four, Wonder What, Let’s Find Out, Insiders and Body Brothers, all produced by Stop.watch for RTÉ. Wild Kids was meanwhile produced by regional Irish indie GMarsh TV and Squad Goals by […]

Kids round-up: ‘Octonauts’ expands in LatAm, MENA; NHK adds ‘Find Me In Paris’; Corus exec joins Wildbrain

Silvergate’s Octonauts travel to LatAm, MENA Sony Pictures Television-owned Silvergate Media’s preschool animation Octonauts is reaching new audiences in Latin America and the Middle East after being picked up by Mexico’s TV Azteca and the MENA-region Spacetoon channel. In a deal brokered by Panaderia, TV Azteca acquired the broadcast rights to the series, marking what […]

Online TV sales platform Vuulr goes global

Online programme sales platform Vuulr has rolled out internationally after launching across Asia in January 2019. The Singapore-headquartered Vuulr features TV and film content from producers and distributors including Sony, Picture Tree International, Banijay Rights, Warner Media, CNN and Toonz Media Group, comprising over 30,000 hours across over 60 genres and 70 languages. Buyers registered […]

Toonz Media’s Paul Robinson on Animation and incentives in Russia

Former Disney exec and Toonz Media Group’s EVP Paul Robinson explores the emerging opportunities and increasingly generous rebate programs for animation in Russia As a former Disney executive, I thought that I knew Winnie the Pooh pretty well, having been part of multiple television reincarnations of the evergreen franchise spawned by AA Milne’s books. So, […]

Toonz rejig sees Robinson step down at Imira

India’s Toonz Media Group has rejigged the senior management team at its Spanish children’s outfit Imira Entertainment, with CEO Paul Robinson resigning from his position. Robinson is being replaced at the production and distribution company by former BRB International CEO Carlos Biern, who has been appointed president of animation productions and co-productions at Toonz. He […]

Imira founder exits with Robinson named new CEO

Sergi Reitg, the founder and boss of Spain’s Imira Entertainment, is stepping down after 15 years, with kids TV industry veteran Paul Robinson taking over as CEO. Reitg has decided to leave “on a high before planning his next venture” after Imira recorded record sales in the current financial year. He established the business in […]

Toonz sets up in New Zealand

Indian animation company Toonz Entertainment has set up in New Zealand. The new office will be helmed by Mark Nicholls (pictured) joins on a full-time basis having worked with Toonz on specific projects for the past two years. Before moving into media, he was in the international freight business with Mondiale. The expansion follows Toonz’s […]