Entertainment

Sinking Ship partners with Paper Owl Films on Finding Audrey movie

Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment and Northern Ireland’s Paper Owl Films announced today their new partnership on the latter’s movie adaptation of the bestselling Sophie Kinsella novel, Finding Audrey. The two award-winning companies are co-developing the project, with Paper Owl Films producing and Sinking Ship Entertainment distributing internationally. The movie adaptation is …

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Aardman launches newest IP, The Very Small Creatures

Aardman has announced the launch of its newest IP, a series for 1- to 3-year-olds called The Very Small Creatures. The Very Small Creatures, the first spin-off from the studio’s hugely popular Morph series, follows the adventures of five toddler-like clay creatures who explore a child’s play area when no one’s around …

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DeAPlaneta and Planeta Junior consolidate as DeAPlaneta Entertainment

DeAPlaneta and Planeta Junior, both Planeta/De Agostini Group companies, are coming together under the brand DeAPlaneta Entertainment. The merger of the two companies is due to a strategic reorganisation that aims to consolidate their leadership in the entertainment segment, and to be more agile in order to respond to the …

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Spacetoon and IMPS bring Smurfs TV series, toys and live experiences to MENA

Spacetoon, the family edutainment content provider, producer, and broadcaster, has recently partnered with IMPS to bring The Smurfs to MENA through Spacetoon TV channel, entertaining on-ground branded events and new toys. Based on this partnership, the two parties are to work on re-introducing the show to young audiences in MENA …

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Hey Duggee series 4 gets the green light

BBC Studios and CBeebies have commissioned a fourth series of multi-award-winning hit animation Hey Duggee from Studio AKA. Duggee and The Squirrels will return for 40 brand new episodes of the much-loved show. Hey Duggee is a fun, inclusive and educational series devised by Grant Orchard, senior director of Studio …

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Jetpack acquires international rights for live action toddler series The Mini Kids    

Global kids and family content distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired the rights for The Mini Kids, a live-action preschool show commissioned and produced by Norway’s PSB digital terrestrial channel NRK Super. The deal sees Jetpack acquire the first two seasons (16 x 17 minutes) of The Mini Kids, which targets babies and …

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Judas Priest and Z2 Comics announce ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ graphic novel

Z2 Comics has partnered with heavy metal legends Judas Priest for an original graphic novel to be released in 2022, in time for the return of Comic Con International and the 40th anniversary of the band’s highest-selling album of all time: ‘Screaming for Vengeance’. Produced with writers Rantz Hoseley (Comic …

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Jetpack Distribution inks 14 new deals for kids’ shows

Global kids and family content distributor Jetpack Distribution has announced that it has signed 14 new deals with video-on-demand (VOD) and linear platforms across the globe for 964 hours of TV series from its burgeoning catalogue of kids’ character driven shows. The deals are heavily focused on VOD rights and are testament …

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‘Hilda and the Mountain King’ to debut on Netflix this December

Silvergate Media is readying the upcoming release of Hilda and the Mountain King, an 80-minute movie special which will launch exclusively on Netflix’s global streaming platform from 30 December. Adapted from Luke Pearson’s sixth graphic novel in the Hilda series, Hilda and the Mountain King picks up where the cliff-hanger ending of Hilda Season 2 left off: finding Hilda …

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WildBrain serves up more Strawberry Shortcake deals

WildBrain has signed a further wave of licensees for both the new and classic Strawberry Shortcake brand, brokered by its consumer products licensing agency, WildBrain CPLG. Additionally, the new Strawberry Shortcake series, Berry in the Big City (80 x 4’), plus four brand-new CG-animated seasonal specials (4 x 44’), produced …

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