Entertainment

Mondo TV’s smash hit MeteoHeroes heads to North America

Global family mega-hit maker Kenn Viselman (Teletubbies, Thomas the Tank Engine) has announced a partnership with Mondo TV Studios, part of Mondo TV Group, for an exclusive partnership in the United States and Canada for its award-winning world-wide phenomenon MeteoHeroes, which has already sold into 144 countries and 22 languages. …

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Warner Bros unveils centennial logo in advance of 100th anniversary

Warner Bros today unveiled its centennial logo to officially begin an extended rollout of activities leading up to and beyond the iconic Studio’s 100th anniversary on April 4, 2023. Incorporating one of Southern California’s most recognisable landmarks, the WB Water Tower, the logo celebrates Warner Bros’ unmatched legacy of a …

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Silvergate Media announces broadcast launch of The Creature Cases

Silvergate Media, producer of global hit IP Octonauts, has announced plans for the broadcast launch of its new animated series, The Creature Cases, which follows the adventures of a unique detective duo who specialise in solving animal mysteries. The first season will debut on Netflix’s global streaming platform from 12 April, 2022.  …

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Skydance Animation names Spin Master as its master toy licensee

Skydance Animation has announced a multi-year agreement with Spin Master, under which the global children’s entertainment company will become the studio’s master toy licensee. The first feature property included under the agreement is Apple Original Film Spellbound, directed by Vicky Jenson, which will debut globally on Apple TV+. Spin Master will bring characters from …

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Sesame Workshop expands animation slate with Charlotte’s web

Sesame Workshop is to expand its animation slate with book-based properties, starting with  E.B. White’s classic Charlotte’s Web. Partnering with WarnerMedia Kids & Family, Sesame Workshop will begin production in April on the recently greenlit family miniseries, which will be available on HBO Max and Cartoon Network in 2024. “For …

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Genius Brands launches first Kartoon Channel! in Asia Pacific

Following the recent announcement of the first international launch of Kartoon Channel! in the Middle East, North Africa and across Latin America, Genius Brands International has announced the further expansion of the Kartoon Channel! brand in the Asia Pacific region with the launch of the channel on Samsung TV Plus in …

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Channel 5’s Milkshake! confirmed as the home of MixMups

Channel 5’s children’s strand, Milkshake!, has announced that it will be the broadcast home of MixMups, its first animated preschool series to feature disabled lead characters and to be made by a team with lived experience of disability. Developed and produced with support from the UK Government funded Young Audiences …

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The Point.1888 to represent YouTube hit Super Sema in the UK and Eire

Retail-first licensing agent The Point.1888 has been appointed as the UK & Eire licensing agency for the YouTube Originals series Super Sema. The animated children’s series, produced by Lupita Nyong’o, is the world’s first series focused on an African kid superhero. The Point.1888 has been brought on by edutainment company …

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CoComelon to expand into new territories through WarnerMedia Cartoonito deal

Moonbug Entertainment has announced an expanded partnership with WarnerMedia, bringing its leading IP, CoComelon, to preschool brand Cartoonito in over 115 countries across EMEA. CoComelon will go live on Cartoonito as the brand continues its rollout throughout 2022. This marks Moonbug’s first ever multi-territory linear deal, bolstering the beloved kids’ brand’s global …

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Star Cutouts joins Acamar Films’ licensing programme for Bing

Acamar Films continues to build its UK licensing programme with its newest licensee, Star Cutouts, which has launched a new range of cardboard cut-outs for hit preschool show Bing. Star Cutouts has launched the Bing range with four character Star-Minis, ahead of expanding into life-size cut-outs, table toppers and masks …

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