Character & Entertainment

DHX Media announces appointments to drive original animated content

July 5, 2019

DHX Media has announced that Stephanie Betts has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President, Content, and will be responsible for development and production of DHX Media’s slate of original animated content, reporting to Josh Scherba, President. In addition, Todd Brian has joined the Company in the newly created role of Director of […]

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CBBC and Family Channel commission Malory Towers

July 3, 2019

DHX Media and King Bert Productions announced that the new live-action series, Malory Towers, has been greenlit by CBBC, the BBC’s channel for children aged 6-12, and DHX Television’s Family Channel. Malory Towers is based on the iconic book series of the same name by Enid Blyton and follows 12-year-old Darrell Rivers as she leaves […]

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Genius Brands International appoints industry content sales veteran, Caroline Tyre

July 3, 2019

Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” announced the appointment of content sales and acquisitions veteran, Caroline Tyre to oversee global content sales as SVP of international distribution. Additionally, Tyre will spearhead the ongoing digital growth as Head of the Genius Brands Network, comprised of the Kid Genius Cartoon Channel and Baby Genius TV.  The announcement was […]

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Aurora World announces launch of YooHoo live show in China

July 2, 2019

Aurora World, a leading character and content company and owner of the globally successful YooHoo brand, has announced the successful launch of the YooHoo: Nationwide Live show in China. Kicking off in early May, in Qingdao, East China, there was a great response to this sparkling and exciting family musical with 100 minutes of singing […]

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Dandelooo’s “The Upside Down River” flows to canal+

July 2, 2019

Boutique French animation production and distribution company Dandelooo has announced that it has been commissioned to develop and produce a new serialized children’s animation series The Upside Down River for Canal+, France. Dandelooo’s animation studio Ooolala in la Cartoucherie, Valence (France) will produce the new 2D animation, in co-operation with Canal+ Family.  Written by Jean […]

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UYoung seals raft of deals with CCTV

June 28, 2019

UYoung, China’s leading children’s and family entertainment and media company, announced it has licensed multiple shows to CCTV, China’s state-owned broadcaster, for its children’s channel CCTV-14. The three multiple-season shows picked up by CCTV are: three seasons of Mia and me (78 x 22’), two seasons of Messy Goes to Okido (78 x 11’)  and […]

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Genius Brands and Tankee On-demand forge cross content partnership

June 27, 2019

Genius Brands International, Inc. “Genius Brands” the global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, today announced a unique content partnership between its Genius Brands Network, which includes the Kid Genius Cartoon Channel and Baby Genius TV reaching 80 million U.S. households, and Tankee, Inc., the first safe, digital destination […]

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Mondo TV announces YooHoo balloons deal with Grabo for Italy and Russia

June 26, 2019

Mondo TV, a major international player in the production, distribution and licensing of animated content, has announced a new license award for YooHoo, the highly successful property based on the hit Mondo TV and Aurora World co-production for children, YooHoo to the Rescue. Grabo Balloons, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of inflatable products, will bring […]

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Chacha Chaudhary back with new episodes

June 25, 2019

Popular cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma’s creation and hugely popular Indian comic book “Chacha Chaudhary” is all set to come back with new series of episodes. The show will be aired on Hungama TV from Monday to Friday from 1.30pm to 7.00pm and bi-weekly on Yotube every Friday at 3.00pm.

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Firefly ropes in ‘Booba’ to its licensing portfolio

June 24, 2019

D Sparrow has chosen Firefly Brand Management to be its North American licensing agent for the “Booba” animated series. The children’s preschool series airs on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and iTunes in U.S. markets. It follows the adventures of a little creature called Booba. “We are delighted to be working with the 3D Sparrow team and […]

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Dream Theatre acquires licensing rights for Ninja Hattori

June 24, 2019

Brand Management and licensing representation company, Dream Theatre Pvt. Ltd., has acquired the licensing and merchandising rights for Ninja Hattori in India. Ninja Hattori is a long running and one the popular shows on kid’s television. Dream Theatre will build and grow a diverse portfolio of Ninja Hattori apparel, back to school, home, personal care, […]

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Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese commissioned by Gulli for second series before first airs

June 22, 2019

Global TV distributor Cloudco Entertainment (formerly known as American Greetings Entertainment), has announced that leading French children’s network Gulli have signed up with Watch Next Media for a second series of Cloudco Entertainment, Watch Next Media and Kavaleer Production’s new kids’ animated sitcom Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese, before the first series has premiered. […]

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Ncircle Entertainment and Future Today, Inc. partner to launch Busybee TV

June 21, 2019

Future Today, the multi-platform video distribution company, has entered into a partnership with NCircle Entertainment “NCircle,” one of the largest independent distributors for children’s non-theatrical programming, to launch BusyBee TV, a free channel created to platform high-quality, age-appropriate content from NCircle’s library across OTT channels, including Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and other secured sites. […]

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HIP acquires global distribution rights to Alchemy II’s The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin and T&B Media Global’s Friends

June 11, 2019

The Jim Henson Company’s recently relaunched distribution label HIP (Henson Independent Properties) has acquired the rights to distribute two new series, Alchemy II’s iconic classic The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, and T&B Media Global’s #Friends. The announcement was made today by Claudia Scott-Hansen, SVP Global Distribution, at The Jim Henson Company. HIP is The Jim […]

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