Amy Friedman Named SVP Programming at Sprout

Children’s media veteran Amy Friedman has been named Senior Vice President, Programming and Development for Sprout — NBCUniversal’s 24-hour preschool network. Joining Sprout ... Continue Reading →

Nicktoon ‘The Loud House’ Opens Its Doors May 2

Sibling rivalry is taken to a whole ‘nother level in Nickelodeon’s newest original animated comedy The Loud House, premiering Monday, May 2 at 5 p.m. ET/PT. Inspired by ... Continue Reading →
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Debra Pierson Appointed GM of Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has named former Kabillion executive and respected distribution, production, licensing and merchandising expert Debra Pierson as General Manager of its Kid ... Continue Reading →

‘Voltron’ Details Revealed at WonderCon

DreamWorks Animation pulled back the curtain and unveiled some of the details of its upcoming Netflix Original Series, Voltron: Legendary Defender at WonderCon in L.A. over the weekend. ... Continue Reading →

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Nickelodeon and Cal State Fullerton to Present an Exhibit Celebrating Nicktoons Animation Open April 16-May 22, the exhibit charts the channel’s animated history with production art, ... Continue Reading →

DWA Netflix Series Dominate Daytime Emmy Animation Noms

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have revealed the nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, being held Sunday, May 1 — preceded by the Daytime Creative ... Continue Reading →

DHX Inks Ten ‘Teletubbies’ Broadcast Deals

DHX Media has secured 10 new broadcast deals for its updated Teletubbies series with networks across the globe. The preschool series has been licensed to: TVE’s Clan (Spain), BBC ... Continue Reading →

Deirdre Brennan Appointed VP of Content, Corus Kids

Corus Entertainment has appointed Deirdre Brennan as Vice President of Content for Corus Kids. A globally respected leader in children’s content, Brennan will oversee all content ... Continue Reading →

Animation Dingle Sets Keynotes, Panels

Taking place March 18-19 in Dingle, Ireland — on the most westerly peninsula of Europe — the fourth Animation Dingle festival will celebrate excellence in local and international ... Continue Reading →

GDC News Bytes

+ OptiTrack will show off the large scale, high precision capabilities of its mocap system with a wide area, interactive VR basketball experience. Participants will don head-mounted ... Continue Reading →