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Hopster Inks DreamWorks Classics Deal

Preschool targeted TV and learning platform Hopster has inked a multi-territory content deal with DreamWorks Classics, which will give it distribution rights to seven popular kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Co-Pro Trio Forms for ‘Bottersnikes’

Cake in the U.K., and Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice in Australia have kicked off a new co-production project for Seven Network Australia, CBBC and Netflix. Bottersnikes & ... Continue Reading →
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Backstage at the Oscars: Disney Sweeps, ‘Interstellar’ Soars

In a bit of a surprise, Disney’s Big Hero 6 took home the best animated feature Oscar last night, making it two in a row in the John Lasseter era following Frozen, and the Mouse ... Continue Reading →
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‘Talking Tom’ Kicks Off YouTube Kids App

Talking Tom and Friends, Outfit7′s all-new animated series based on the entertainment juggernaut of the same name, has been announced as a flagship brand on Google’s new ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Re-Ups ‘Tumble Leaf,’ ‘Creative Galaxy’

Amazon Studios has announced it has signed on for second seasons of current original kids’ animated series Creative Galaxy and award-winner Tumble Leaf; plus live-action shows ... Continue Reading →
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Portfolio Plots Course for ‘Freaktown’

Portfolio Entertainment is swinging the gates open to Freaktown, a new animated comedy for kids. The 26 half-hour — or 52 x 11 min. — series is geared toward ages 6-11 and is available ... Continue Reading →
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Mutant Busters Toys Get Animated

Planeta Junior and Spanish toy brand Famosa are teaming up to produce an animated adventure series based on the Mutant Busters line of action figures, which launched in 2013. The toy ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Adopts Baby Cow’s ‘Wussywat’

Aardman’s sales division has joined forces with Baby Cow Productions, Bigfatstudio and Canadian co-pro partner Smiley Guy Studios as international sales distributor for the animated ... Continue Reading →
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Splash Lines Up Additional ‘Kulipari’ Titles

Following last September’s announcement of the first three animated titles based on former NFL star Trevor Pryce’s An Army of Frogs book, Splash Entertainment (through co-CEOs ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Feast,’ ‘Interstellar’ Win at the Oscars

Big Hero 6 wins best animated feature, Disney’s Feast swins the best animated short, while Interstellar wins the Best VFX Oscar! The LEGO Movie missed out on the Best Original ... Continue Reading →