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Kids round-up: ‘Dodger’ heads up CBBC slate; Mikros names Miloro president; Wildbrain to co-pro emoji series    

‘Dodger’ heads up CBBC slate CBBC, UK pubcaster BBC’s children’s channel, has commissioned a slew of new original shows, headlined by Dodger, a prequel to Charles Dickens’ iconic novel Oliver Twist. The 10 x 45-minute family adventure is produced by NBCUniversal International Studios and will follows the exploits of the infamous pickpocket, The Artful Dodger, and Fagin’s […]

TBI Kids: Unpacking animated co-productions & global potential

As Kidscreen gets underway, Helen Dugdale explores the rise in co-productions between Western and Eastern animation companies and finds out what makes the perfect IP for global exploitation. Co-productions in the kids space have been around for years but a variety of recent deals have turned heads and suggested a new wave of global co-operation is […]

Kids roundup: Kelebek options Christmas adventure tale; BBC orders more ‘Petsaurus’ adventures; Wildbrain Spark launches dedicated subtitled channel

Kelebek Media options Christmas adventure tale UK-based indie prodco Kelebek Media has optioned the rights to Alex T Smith’s children’s story How Winston Delivered Christmas with a view to developing into specials and a series. Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little) has been brought on board as director and will also produce alongside Kelebek […]