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Fisher-Price Green Lights ‘Little People’

Fisher-Price and its affiliated HIT Entertainment have announced they are in pre-production on a new CG-animated series based on the popular preschool brand Little People. The show, ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Gets Exclusive U.S. Rights to ‘Fireman Sam’

HIT Entertainment has announced that web giant Amazon will be the exclusive U.S. home to the popular preschool franchise Fireman Sam, encompassing TV episodes, eBooks and retail products. ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Taps Universal for Home Entertainment Distribution

HIT is going with Universal for distribution of its library in home entertainment, streaming video and video on demand for the United States and Canada. The multi-year partnership between ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job’ Looks to Crack Home Video Debut

It’s a heist gone wild with the home video release of the hit animated feature The Nut Job (Open Road Films, $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy, $49.98 3D Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →
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Mainframe to Animate HIT’s New ‘Bob’ Series

HIT Entertainment has tapped Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment’s Mainframe division to animate a new CG-animated Bob the Builder series. Now in production, the series is ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Picks Up ‘Hettie Makebelieve’

U.K.’s 1973 Films has announced that their new stop-frame animated series Hettie Makebelieve (52 x 7) has been pre-bought by preschool outlet CBeebies. The show is being animated ... Continue Reading →
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TV News Bytes: Cartoon Network, Wildseed Studios

+ Cartoon Network has kicked off production on its first two shows made in the Asia-Pacific region and intended for global distribution, both from Australia’s Bogan Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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NBCUniversal Purchases Remainder of Sprout

In another shakeup in the small-screen landscape, NBCUniversal has bought out its partners in preschool cable network Sprout. The company says this move demonstrates its increased commitment ... Continue Reading →
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FremantleMedia Kids Welcomes Rick Glankler

FremantleMedia has appointed Rick Glankler, previously of Mattel/Fisher-Price where he was in charge of HIT Entertainment brands, to the role of EVP/General Manager of Kids & Family ... Continue Reading →
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Yowza Comes on Board ‘Impossimals’ Preschool Toon

Yowza Digital, Creating4Kids and SupperTime Entertainment have joined forces to deliver a new animated preschool series based on the popular Impossimals characters created by Peter ... Continue Reading →