Shane Mang

Shane Mang to Oversee Global Licensing for Jim Henson Co.

Shane Mang has joined The Jim Henson Company as Executive Director of Global Consumer Products, charged with overseeing licensing activities for JHC’s beloved children’s brands, ... Continue Reading →
Harriet the Spy

Jim Henson Co. & Partners Option ‘Harriet the Spy’, ‘The Kissing Hand’

The Jim Henson Company has optioned two classic book properties for television series development in partnership with Rehab Entertainment and 2 Friends Entertainment: Louise Fitzhugh’s ... Continue Reading →
Dot.

Industrial Bros./Henson’s ‘Dot.’ Gets Second Season Reboot

Dot., the animated Industrial Brothers/Henson show about a smart digital-savvy young girl just got its second season order. The award-winning show is based on the popular children’s ... Continue Reading →
Matthew Ellis

The Cartel Grows Toon Arm, Taps Ellis as Manager

L.A.-based full-service management and production company The Cartel is expanding its animation and family division. The company has tapped former agent and 17-year entertainment industry ... Continue Reading →
Kidscreen Summit 2018

Kidscreen Summit 2018 Awards Shortlist Revealed

Organizers of the Kidscreen Summit 2018, taking place Feb. 12-15 in Miami, FL (summit.kidscreen.com), have announced the nominees for the upcoming children/teen TV awards. After undergoing ... Continue Reading →
The Star

In A Different Light: ‘The Star’

Christmas movies are common enough, as are family Christmas movies. But Timothy Reckart saw an opportunity to do something different with The Star, an animated retelling of the nativity ... Continue Reading →
IAmElemental

Jim Henson Co. Ups Halle Stanford to TV Prez, Plans ‘IAmElemental’ Series

The Jim Henson Company came out with two key announcements this week, with the news that longtime executive Halle Stanford has been promoted to President of Television and the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
Dot.

New Deals for Industrial Bros. & Jim Henson’s ‘Dot.’

The Jim Henson Company has secured several new linear broadcast deals around the world for tech-savvy kids’ animated series Dot. (52 x 11 min.), based on the picture book by Randi ... Continue Reading →
Doozers

Hulu Greenlights ‘Doozers’ Season 2 from Henson

Hulu has renewed its first original kids’ series, Doozers, from The Jim Henson Company. The preschool-targeted CG show inspired by Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock will be produced ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Licensing Showdown

The annual Licensing Expo brings the biggest brands from across the country and abroad to Las Vegas next week, May 23-25. Plenty of animated properties are getting in on the action ... Continue Reading →