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Blue Zoo Counts on Two New Seasons of ‘Numberblocks’

CBeebies has commissioned Blue Zoo Animation Studio to produce two new seasons of Numberblocks, to debut next year. The brainchild of Joe Elliot and Blue Zoo, Numberblocks follows the ... Continue Reading →
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Manchester Animation Fest Gets Buzzing Nov. 14

Having released a rundown of programming highlights for the 2017 edition back in September, organizers of the Manchester Animation Festival are putting on the finishing touches ahead ... Continue Reading →
Kay Benbow

Kay Benbow Says Goodbye Amid BBC Children’s Overhaul

A major restructuring of the BBC’s Salford, UK-based children’s division will see CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow departing, along with several other senior staff. The revamp ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Directors to Keynote Children’s Media Conference

Organizers of the 2017 Children’s Media Conference (July 4-6 in Sheffield, UK) announce that two senior BBC brass will deliver this year’s Opening Keynote. On day one, Director ... Continue Reading →
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Dot To Dot’s ‘School of Roars’ Set for CBeebies

Award-winning kids’ TV creator Dot To Dot Productions will deliver a new 2D-animated preschool series titled School of Roars (52 x 7) on top kids channels CBeebies (UK) and NBCUniversal’s ... Continue Reading →
Julia Bond

Julia Bond Named Kids’ Comm. for BBC Scotland & N. Ireland

Experienced executive producer Julia Bond has been appointed BBC Children’s first Commissioning Executive for Scotland and Northern Ireland, effective March 1. Based out of Glasgow, ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies and FME Kids Engineer ‘Bitz & Bob’

CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow has commissioned a new animated comedy-adventure from FremantleMedia Kids & Family, Bitz & Bob (44 x 11). The groundbreaking series aimed at preschoolers ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Orders Second Helping of ‘Hey Duggee’

BBC Worldwide has commissioned a second season of popular animated children’s series Hey Duggee from London-based production house Studio AKA. The 52-episode order is placed on ... Continue Reading →
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Jam’s ‘Little Roy’ Set for CBeebies, CBBC

Dublin-based JAM Media has scored a far-reaching, cross-over commission from both CBBC and CBeebies for new live-action/animation hybrid series Little Roy (52 x 14). The show is set ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Orders Third Season of ‘Sarah & Duck’

CBeebies controller Kay Benbow and BBC Worldwide’s director for children’s Henrietta Hurford-Jones have commissioned a third season of BAFTA-winning preschool series Sarah & ... Continue Reading →