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Apple TV+ orders ‘Peanuts’ documentary special

Apple TV+ has announced Who Are You, Charlie Brown? a new documentary special exploring the origins of the popular US comic strip Peanuts and its creator Charles M. Schulz. Produced by Imagine Documentaries and WildBrain and narrated by Lupita Nyong’o, the special is executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, and will debut globally […]

Kids round-up: Wildbrain hires Spin Master alum Withrington for development role; Genius Brands appoints Harold Chizick to head sales; CBBC seeks Screen Glue show

Wildbrain hires Spin Master alum Withrington for development role Canada’s WildBrain has appointed Lorna Withrington to the newly created role of VP of development-animation. The former Spin Master exec will help drive the strategic vision behind the company’s multi-genre slate of original animation, collaborating closely with creators, writers, artists and other production stakeholders to “instil […]

Kids round-up: ‘Paddington’ heads to China; CBBC & Family Channel return to ‘Malory Towers’; Kartoon Channel! lands ‘Roblox’ series

‘Paddington’ heads to China French production and distribution company StudioCanal has partnered with distributor Shanghai Senyu Media to bring animated series The Adventures Of Paddington to China. The series will be represented to broadcasters in Mainland China at the forthcoming Filmart in Hong Kong, which kicked off with a digital version on 15 March. Shanghai Senyu […]

Kids round-up: Netflix revs up ‘Sonic’ series; Youtube hires Hunter to oversee preschool originals; ‘Donkey Hodie’ gets $3m funding

Netflix revs up ‘Sonic’ series Netflix has commissioned a new animated series, Sonic Prime, based upon SEGA’s iconic video game franchise about a speedy blue hedgehog. The 24-episode series will be produced at Canadian company WildBrain’s Vancouver studio, with SEGA and WildBrain working together across production, distribution and licensing. Ben 10 creators Man of Action […]

Kids round-up: Quintet launch heralds ‘Ivor The Engine’ return; Sensical preps streamer; Wildbrain goes DTC with Samsung

Quintet launch heralds Ivor The Engine return Quintet Pictures – a cross-platform production company focusing on the development of family based film and TV content – has launched today and set a live-action adaptation of classic children’s animation Ivor The Engine as its first project. The UK-based venture was set up by writer, illustrator and […]

Kids round-up: Mickey Mouse lands new Disney+ series; Wildbrain restructures distribution team; ‘Almost Never’ does global deals

Mickey Mouse lands new Disney+ series Disney+ has commissioned The Wonderful World Of Mickey Mouse, a new original animated short series, featuring the Mouse House’s iconic mascot. It will land on Disney+ Wednesday, 18 November – the 92nd anniversary of Mickey’s first appearance – with two new shorts rolling out every Friday beginning 27 November. […]

Kids round-up: Wildbrain, Kevin Smith link for ‘Green Hornet’; Planeta Junior takes ZAG stake; ‘Oddbods’ goes global

Kevin Smith & Wildbrain take flight with ‘The Green Hornet’ Children’s entertainment company Wildbrain has partnered with filmmaker and actor Kevin Smith to develop an animated series based on The Green Hornet superhero franchise. Smith is best known as the creator of the Jay and Silent Bob movie franchise, including films such as Clerks, Chasing […]

Kids round-up: ‘Ricky Zoom’ races into Australia; ‘Malory Towers’ goes global

‘Ricky Zoom’ races into Australia Australia’s Channel 9 and Nick Jr have both picked up animated preschool series Ricky Zoom for broadcast following deals with Entertainment One (eOne). The 52 x 11-minute first season will land on Nickelodeon’s preschool channel, Nick Jr, in Australia today, before heading to Channel 9 later in the year. Monica […]

Kids round-up: ‘Moominvalley’ lands in Nordics; Super RTL orders monster comedy; ‘Rainbow Rangers’ travels; and more…

Moomins return to the Nordics SF Studios in the Nordics, NRK in Norway and RÚV in Iceland have picked up prodco Gutsy Animations’ series Moominvalley following deals with distributor PGS Entertainment. The 13 x 22-minute series is based upon the popular Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author Tove Jansson and was commissioned by Yle in Finland […]

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