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Ricky Zoom gears up for Nordics debut with new broadcast partners added

Entertainment One’s new animated pre-school property, Ricky Zoom is gearing up for its Nordic debut, having secured new broadcast deals with NRK in Norway, and SVT in Sweden. The two will debut series one of the show from November this year and spring 2020 respectively. “We’re excited that these latest …

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Aardman’s Peter Lord and BBC Children’s Sarah Muller to lead Manimation keynotes

Manimation, the UK’s annual gathering of the animation community, has detailed this year’s keynote, welcoming speeches fromPeter Lord, co-founder and creative director of Aardman Animations, and Sarah Muller, head of BBC Children’s acquisitions and independent animation. The Manchester event will gather key industry players together to offer creative and business …

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Viacom acquires kids’ TV channel Super in ‘show of commitment to Italian market’

Viacom International Media Networks has acquired the remaining 50 per cent of Super Broadcast SRL, the company that owns the free-to-air kids’ TV channel, Super. The deal struck with De Agostini Editore now sees the channel added to Viacom Italy’s portfolio of channels. It arrives as a show of VIMN’s …

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How the West was won: Japanese art and its impact on kids’ entertainment

Take a look at some of the highest performing animation or properties within the children’s space today and you’ll notice the creeping influence of Eastern culture infiltrating the style and look of so much we experience here in the West. Spin Master’s Bakugan – to name just one example – …

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Ricky Zoom races onto UK screens with Nick Jr. and Milkshake!

Entertainment One’s new pre-school property, Ricky Zoom, is continuing to zip around the globe, with news that the animated series will launch to Nick Jr. this October, followed by Channel 5’s pre-school programming block, Milkshake! in May next year. Series one of the new show will air on Nick Jr. …

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eOne revs up Ricky Zoom international broadcast and licensing activity

Entertainment One is revving up activity around its new pre-school animated property, Ricky Zoom with a line-up of new broadcast and licensing partners ahead of the global launch of the series this autumn. The Turkish network, Minika Cocuk brings the new CGI action adventure comedy to screens today, while free …

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Shane the Chef lands first cookbook deal with Candy Jar Books

Hoho Rights, the commercial arm of the independent kids’, family and entertainment production company, Hoho Entertainment, has signed a deal with Candy Jar Books to publish the first Shane the Chef cookbook. Shane the Chef: Let’s Get Cooking! will contain 20 healthy recipes for kids, all inspired by Channel 5’s …

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Beano Studios tees up Dennis and Gnasher on pack promotion with Happy Monkey drinks

Beano Studios has struck up a new partnership with Happy Monkey Drinks, with a series of on pack tie-ins to its popular TV series Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed! Under the deal, a quarter of a million Happy Monkey drinks will be redesigned to feature Dennis and Gnasher from the CBBC …

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Pirata & Capitano rides wave of success with fleet of international broadcasters

The swashbuckling pre-school series Pirata and Capitano is riding a wave of success, having picked up a fleet of new international broadcasters across the US, LATAM, Korea, and China. Discovery Family Channel picked up the animated series – developed by Millimages and co-produced by France Televisions and Italy’s Rai – …

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Inazuma Eleven Ares scores prime slot with Disney XD

Disney’s investment in international animation continues, this time as Disney XD picks up the broadcast rights to Level-5 abby’s rebooted Inazuma Eleven Ares, a football focused series that pits good against evil. The new series will make its US debut on Aril 13th, and is billed as a series that …

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