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Ask a Baboon – Issue #241

Baboon Animation’s newest shining star, the accomplished Susan Kim, has written for more than three dozen children’s TV series, including PBS’s runaway hit Peg+Cat, ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Properties Hot Items at DISCOP

International indie DHX Media has signed a number of deals for its various animated programs in anticipation of the DISCOP Istanbul event. Operators in the Middle East, Central & ... Continue Reading →
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New Eps. of ‘Arthur’ and ‘Martha Speaks’ Debut on PBS

PBS Kids will premiere new episodes of popular animated children’s series Arthur and Martha Speaks, beginning November 11. The new outings feature guest voice actors Alan Cumming ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV Bytes: BRB, DHX Media, Toon Goggles

BRB/Dracco’s Filly Funtasia Staffs Up: BRB and Dracco’s upcoming new animated series Filly Funtasia has put together a top-notch writing team: Dean Stefan (The Penguins ... Continue Reading →
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Oasis to Produce New Season of ‘Martha Speaks’

Montreal-based Oasis has struck a deal with Boston pubcaster WGBH and the PBS Network for the production of 16 new episodes of the popular animated series, Martha Speaks. Oasis will ... Continue Reading →
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Writing Terrific Toons with Allan Neuwirth

We recently had the chance to chat with the very talented and prolific New York-based animation writer Allan Neuwirth, whose many credits include The Octonauts, Jelly Jamm, Arthur, ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Kids Offers 43 Shows for the Family

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 ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Media to Buy Cookie Jar for $112 Mil

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, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Leads Daytime Emmy Race

The National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. Leading the race is Nickelodeon’s Penguins of Madagascar ... Continue Reading →
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Fourth Season of ‘Martha Speaks’ Greenlit

WGBH Boston and DHX Media have begun production on the fourth season of the popular PBS KIDS animated preschool show Martha Speaks. The first episodes of the new season will be delivered ... Continue Reading →