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Kids round-up: Disney+ Hotstar’s Cosmos-Maya commission; Tencent takes ‘Chickpea’; TeamTO staff changes; and more

Disney+ Hotstar orders 200+ eps from Cosmos-Maya Indian streaming service Disney+ Hotstar has commissioned an unprecedented 234 episodes of Asian prodco Cosmos-Maya’s animated series Selfie With Bajrangi. The multi-season deal will see Cosmos-Maya produce three series of 78 x 11-minute episodes for the platform. The cartoon, which follows the adventures of the young Ankush and […]

Kids bulletin: Shaftesbury grows kids team; CCTV scoops UYoung slate

Shaftesbury grows kids and family portfolio with McCann appointment Canada’s Shaftesbury has hired veteran producer Jennifer McCann for the newly created role of executive producer for kids and family. Reporting into Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings, McCann will lead the company’s kids and family entertainment division, overseeing original series as well as the recently launched Shaftesbury […]

Chinese & N. Ireland toon firms team for kids project

China’s UYoung and Belfast-based studio Sixteen South have teamed up to create a range of children’s programmes with global appeal. The first joint project is an unnamed 52×11 preschool series. Currently in development, it aims to portray love and friendship across different cultures and nations. The full details will be announced by the partners in […]

UYoung brings Xilam series to China

Chinese kids entertainment firm UYoung has secured distribution rights to a number of animated series from French studio Xilam. The deal covers TV and VOD rights to seasons 2-4 of Oggy and the Cockroaches, preschool series Paprika and wildlife series If I Were an Animal. This marks the first time those shows will enter China, […]