Just in time for the Memorial weekend, fanboy favorite Bryan Singer announced...
+ Canadian indie Guru Studio and publishing partner Immedium have released a second book based on the toon house’s Emmy and Annie-nominated kids series Justin Time (52 x 11), now in its second season. Based on the show’s first episode, The Big Pet Story is a 32-page illustrated book for [...]
Toronto and L.A.-based children’s entertainment producer and distributor DHX Media has signed a major new VOD deal with Midwest Tape-owned digital platform HOOPLA. This is the first time DHX has sold to HOOPLA and underscores the company’s aim of exploiting digital opportunities for its library of programming on emerging platforms. [...]
Toronto-based distributor producer DHX Media has signed several broadcast and licensing deals for its preschool hit property Caillou. After announcing the fourth season sale to PBS Kids, DHX reports licensing agreements across toy, storage containers, health and beauty and puzzle game categories as well as a deal which will see fans [...]
U.S. kids have a new children’s programming platform this week as Hulu debuts its kids and families portal Hulu Kids (www.hulu.com/kids) in its Hulu Plus subscription section. At launch, the Hulu Kids section features 43 shows—including commercial-free series episodes from Nickelodeon as well as series from PBS and Lionsgate. Hulu [...]
Canadian children’s entertainment giant DHX Media will buy rival animation giant Cookie Jar in a deal worth $112 million. Halifax-based DHX Media, which is headed by Michael Donovan, will take over Cookie Jar’s library of over 6,5f00 half hours of programming like Arthur, Caillou and Care Bears by offering 36 [...]
Loveable kids character Caillou will be helping children aged two to five learn phonics, letter recognition, memorization and spelling thanks to his first ever app from educational developer Night & Day Studios, licensor Cookie Jar Entertainment and their CPLG licensing division. Caillou airs on PBS Kids and Sprout, where it’s [...]
Lizards, toys and classic toons come home on video this week, highlighted by the release of the hit feature film Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring the voice of Johnny Depp, Rango (Paramount, $30.99 DVD, $40.99 Blu-ray and DVD) arrives with plenty of bonus features, including an alternate ending, [...]