Sony TV Takes Stake in Hopster

Sony Pictures Television Networks announced it has taken a minority stake in leading preschool SVOD platform Hopster, becoming a strategic equity investor and taking a seat on the Board. ... Continue Reading →

Int’l Emmy Kids Nominees, Short Form Category Announced

At a MIPCOM press event on Monday, the nominees for the International Emmy Kids Awards were announced by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, totally 28 nominees ... Continue Reading →

Mattel Creations: New Content for MIP, Reups & Deals

Mattel Creations will be debuting new kids’ content across its iconic brand portfolio at MIPCOM this year (Stand R7.B2), including fresh animated adventures for Barbie, Thomas & ... Continue Reading →

Season Two of ‘The Deep’ Gets Greenlight

Technicolor, an underlying rights holder in CG animated series The Deep; DHX Media and A Stark Production have announced that the show has been greenlit for a 13 x half-hour second ... Continue Reading →

DHX Licenses Multiple Kids Shows to Amazon UK & Germany

DHX Media has expanded its digital presence in the UK and Germany through a new deal with Amazon Prime Video, which will see more than three dozen DHX kids’ series made available ... Continue Reading →
Michael Hirsh

Michael Hirsh One-on-One Session Set for OIAF

Canadian toon titan Michael Hirsh will be participating at the 2016 Ottawa International Animation Festival in a unique One-on-One session: “The Executive Producer of My Canadian ... Continue Reading →

Gwen Stefani’s ‘Kuu Kuu Harajuku’ Premieres on Nick Oct. 3

Nickelodeon has announced that a new animated series from pop star and fashionista Gwen Stefani, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, will premiere exclusively on Nick in the US on Monday, October 3 at ... Continue Reading →

Six Toons for Under-Sixes

A heartwarming half-dozen series debuting at this year’s fall MIP markets, aimed at tiny tots and their families. Happy Babies Songs Produced By: HappyUp Animation Studios [KOCCA ... Continue Reading →

DHX and Amazon Ink U.S. Exclusive for ‘Looped’

DHX Media has licensed season one of its new animated comedy series Looped exclusively to Amazon for its Prime members in the U.S. to stream or download via the multi-platform Amazon ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes

Director Chris Wedge on Making the Move from Animated Films to ‘Monster Trucks’ On the way-out original concept, Ice Age director says: “I know from animation that you can throw ... Continue Reading →