Wind Dancer Builds Kids’ Slate in the Wake of ‘Ready Jet Go!’

Wind Dancer Films, a Hollywood-based company behind many top TV sitcoms and box-office winners, is growing its kids’ entertainment footprint following the success of its first foray ... Continue Reading →

2017 Irish Animation Awards Shortlist Revealed

The shortlist of contenders for the 2017 Irish Animation Awards has been published ahead of the ceremony, set for Saturday, March 25 in Dingle. Presented by Animation Ireland, the second ... Continue Reading →

Will Mahmood Named Head of Strategy at DHX’s WildBrain

Leading online kids’ network and AVOD expert WildBrain has appointed senior executive Will Mahmood to the newly created position of Head of Strategy. Mahmood will focus on helping ... Continue Reading →
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Silvergate Taps Lisa Macdonald as EMEA VP

Silvergate Media has appointed Lisa Macdonald as its Vice President of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this role, she will manage the company’s business across the region, ... Continue Reading →

‘Octonauts,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Receive 2017 PGA Nominations

The Producers Guild of America has revealed the TV category nominees for its 2017 PGA Awards. While there is no dedicated animation award, hit toons Octonauts and SpongeBob SquarePants ... Continue Reading →

Corus Toons Up Fall Lineup

Corus Entertainment has unveiled the fall programming lineups for its Canadian kids’ networks, with new fresh titles and new seasons of fan favorites heading to YTV, Treehouse and ... Continue Reading →

‘Octonauts’ Steer for Spain’s RTVE

Silvergate Media has captained its hit preschool series Octonauts into exciting new harbors as Spanish national broadcaster RTVE enjoys a successful launch of the series on its kids’ ... Continue Reading →

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Why China’s Animation Industry Is Destined for Success Domestically produced CG movies are growing in popularity, but is the technical prowess still outpacing creative storytelling ... Continue Reading →

Netflix Slates 5 Original Kids Toons Plus Nick Kroll Series

Leading internet TV network Netflix reveals plans for five new original animated series for kids (and a second-season renewal for Kong: King of the Apes) on the heels of its announcement ... Continue Reading →

‘Octonauts’ Grows Russian Presence

Silvergate Media has renewed its broadcast agreement with Russian broadcaster CTC for its undersea adventure preschool series Octonauts. The series also airs daily on the country’s ... Continue Reading →