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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 […]

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 […]

Kids round-up: Wildbrain reveals management rejig; M6 and Canal+ partner on ‘Presto’; C5 extends Daisy & Ollie’

Wildbrain reveals management appointments Canadian producer and distributor Wildbrain has revamped its senior management team with a raft of new appointments. Former Universal Kids boss Deirdre Brennan becomes EVP of content partnerships,overseeing distribution and building on an advisor role she had with the company since last year. Michael Riley has been appointed chief brands officer […]

Kids bulletin: WildBrain hires Disney exec; France Télévisions buys ‘Claude’

WildBrain appoints former Disney exec as strategy and innovation director Digital kids’ network and studio WildBrain has appointed Elia Bouthors as strategy and innovation director, effective immediately. In the newly created role, he will lead a team tasked with identifying and piloting new ways to engage WildBrain’s 300m quarterly users and build and monetise brands […]

Kids round-up: 9 Story acquires Balinese studio; Lime launches kids division

Canadian entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired full service CGI animation studio PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa, collectively known as BASE. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high-end animation for global clients and has a staff of 270. 9 Story’s acquisition of […]