Tag Archives: Kids’ TV

ZAG appoints new VP of licensing for Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe and Russia

The independent animation studio, ZAG is continuing to bolster its senior executive team with the appointment of the seasoned licensing executive, Helena Perheentupa to the newly created role of VP, licensing, Central, Eastern, Northern Europe and Russia. Perheentupa joins ZAG from Mattel in Frankfurt, Germany, where she rose through the ranks over …

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Global animation studio Snipple launches UK-based division Snipple Originals

The global animation studio, Snipple, is to launch a new, UK-based internationally-focused division and team devoted to the development of long-form animated content for audiences around the globe. Called Snipple Originals, the launch coincides with news that Snipple has secured a £6million investment from BGF – the UK’s most active …

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Cottonwood Media’s The Ollie & Moon Show lands partnership with South Korea’s Asiana Licensing

The European kids’ content producer Cottonwood Media, has secured a new licensing partnership with South Korea’s Asiana Licensing Inc. for its popular animated pre-school series The Ollie & Moon Show. Under the deal a special merchandising programme will be put in place to cover publishing, toys, apparel, collectibles, and promotions, …

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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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