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Kidobi Launches Literacy App with Simon & Schuster

Online video platform Kidobi and major publisher Simon & Schuster have teamed up for a new web app, called Ready-to-Read, which provides book recommendations for early readers ages ... Continue Reading →
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U.S. Toon Veteran Casemiro Is Marathon’s New Kids CCO

French studio Marathon Media has hired American animation veteran Eryk Casemiro as its Chief Creative Officer, Kids. Casemiro who recently relocated to Paris, reports directly to Vincent ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Olivia’ Goodies Set for Fall

Classic Media has announced new consumer products partners and new Olivia merch set to debut this fall. The new partners including Just Play (Master Toy), Dalmatian Press, Chronicle ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy to Focus on Irish Animation

The organizers of this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animation Festival (June 4-9) have announced that there will be a special focus on Irish animation at the event this ... Continue Reading →
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Meet the Toy Whisperer

Disney Junior’s multinational project Doc McStuffins offers young viewers a charming heroine who helps cure stuffed animals. It looks like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Never ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Director Joins Kavaleer

Dublin-based animation studio Kavaleer Productions has announced Emmy-winning director Timothy Björklund has signed on to the acclaimed toon house. Björklund, a San Francisco native, ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag and Sticky Pictures Launch ‘Dream Factory’

Irish animation company Brown Bag has teamed up with Australian company Sticky Pictures and Kyla May productions to produce a new animated teen comedy series titled Dream Factory. The ... Continue Reading →
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Chorion Chairman Waheed Alli Steps Down

Chairman of U.K. property house Chorion Waheed Alli has resigned after the business failed to renegotiate banking deals to fix its significant debt burden, reports The Guardian. William ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Orders More Olivia from Chorion

Nickelodeon has ordered a second season of the preschooler animated series Olivia from Chorion. Based on the book series by Ian Falconer, the second season series of 26 11-minute episodes ... Continue Reading →