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OddBot, Tails of Whimsy Partner for ‘Mackie McKeens’

Los Angeles-based animation studio OddBot, Inc. has optioned The Mighty Machines of Mackie McKeens from The Art of Daryl Slaton LLC — best known as Tails of Whimsy — to ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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Sprout Announces ‘Kody Kapow,’ More ‘Ruff-Ruff’

NBCU’s 24-hour preschool network Sprout has announced the newest addition to its original series portfolio: Kody Kapow. The animated series is set to debut in early 2017 and will ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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Daily News Bytes

Animated Movies Hit High Point; So Do Studios’ Costs, Potential Rewards Bloomberg reporter Kyle Stock examines the crowded animation release calendar for 2016 and weighs the financial ... Continue Reading →
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Bejuba Inks Deals for ‘Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave’

Toronto-based Bejuba! Entertainment has sold original kids’ animated series Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave to a number of international broadcasters. Now in production on its second season, ... Continue Reading →
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Those Licensing People Take on ‘Zou’

Cyber Group Studios has appointed Those Licensing People to handle U.K. and Eire licensing rights for Zou. Broadcast in the U.K. on Disney Junior, Zou is a top performing show centered ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel’s ‘Little People’ Show Set for Sprout

Mattel Inc. and HIT Entertainment announce that NBCUniversal’s Sprout preschool channel will launch season one of a new animated series based on the iconic Little People brand from ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV Sales Rundown

There have been a flurry of sales announcements ahead of the Kidscreen Summit, which kicks off in Miami next week. Here’s a rapid-fire rundown of all the goings-on filling up our ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Snaps Up ‘YaYa & Zouk’

Distribution360, a marblemedia company that monetizes content across existing and emerging platforms, has secured sales of over 260 episodes to broadcasters and digital platforms across ... Continue Reading →