Kids round-up: Execs call for Ukraine support; Paper Owl opens doors to autistic animators; WarnerMedia & Sesame Workshop expand partnership

Children’s execs call for Ukraine support US-based volunteer organisation KEPYR (Kids Entertainment Professionals for Young Refugees) is calling on the children’s media industry to help support the more than 1.5 million children and their families displaced by the war in Ukraine. Founded by industry professionals in 2017, KEPYR seeks to spread awareness in the children’s […]

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 […]

Chellomedia’s Panda moves into original programming

Canal Panda has made its first major move into original content with the commission of a live-action series featuring its iconic mascot. The Portuguese channel, which is run by Liberty Global’s content division Chellomedia and Portuguese pay TV platform Zon, ordered the series from Iberian producer Coral Europa. The 52x10mins show, Bairro do Panda, follows […]