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British studio Mind Candy’s online world of adoptable pet creatures Moshi Monsters is celebrating its fifth birthday with a special event in London this week. The global brand for kids 6-12 will also be toasting key milestones including reaching 80 million registered users and achieving $250m USD in gross retail [...]
Corus Entertainment’s Canadian toon studio/distributor Nelvana Enterprises will be hyping two animated series in production at MIPTV this year–the new oddball comedy Zack & Deuce and season two of preschool show Mike the Knight. In addition the company will be repping further selections from its animated portfolio: Detentionaire, OH NO! [...]
DHX Media has appointed Peter Byrne as the new CEO of its wholly owned licensing company, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group. CPLG has a renowned reputation in the licensing business, managing the licensing and merchandising rights for some of the leading entertainment, sports and consumer goods brands, including clients such as [...]
Children’s entertainment producer/rights holder HIT Entertainment has announced the appointment of Michael Carrington to the newly created position of Head of Content and Production, HIT Global Brands. Based in HIT’s London office, Carrington will be responsible for enhancing the company’s preschool-targeted content and development, reporting to Edward Catchpole. Marion Edwards [...]
London-based Union Media has been appointed the international distributor for new kids’ series Calamity Island, a stop-motion slapstick comedy created by David Johnson (The Koala Brothers) of Famous Flying Films and being produced by Ian Mackinnon and Peter Saunders of Mackinnon and Saunders (The Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie, Fantastic Mr. Fox). Calamity [...]
File this one under the special “Who Knew?” file. Mike the Knight, the CG-animated series from Hit and Nelvana has beaten such heavy-hitters as Showtime’s CIA thriller Homeland and BBC’s popular Sherlock series and landed on top of Google U.K.’s highest trending TV shows of the 2012 list. Google defines [...]
Mind Candy, the entertainment company behind the popular brand Moshi Monsters has hired Jocelyn Stevenson as the exec creative producer to lead creative on all film and TV projects including the first Moshi Monsters Movie and Moshi TV. Jocelyn has close to 40 years of experience in children’s television where she [...]
Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed veteran feature film and television executive Michael Hefferon as president and executive producer, it was announced by Craig Graham, newly appointed chair and CEO of the CGI animation studio. The appointment of Hefferon reflects Rainmaker’s expansion into both areas of client CGI animation services as [...]
Toy giant Mattel reported an overall entertainment product sales drop of 36 percent, but posted a profit of $96.2 million (up from $80.5 million) in the year-ago period. The company cited entertainment merchandise tied to Batman: The Dark Knight Rises and Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Cars [...]
Global pre-school channel JimJam, has picked up two animated series, Monkey See, Monkey Do and MuMuHug. Available to JimJam’s 17 million subscribers across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia from June 2012, Monkey See, Monkey Do (26×7′), combines live action with CGI animation, as real kids dance along with [...]