BRB/Dracco’s Filly Funtasia Staffs Up: BRB and Dracco’s upcoming new animated series Filly Funtasia has put together a top-notch writing team: Dean Stefan (The Penguins of Madagascar, The Octonauts, Jake & The Never Land Pirates), Noelle Wright (Doc McStuffins, Sofia The First), Jymn Magon (Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures), Johnny Hartmann (Monster High) and Sean Derek (The Smurfs, ZhuZhu Pets, Strawberry Shortcake, Sabrina, Hello Kitty) are busy putting together episodes for the 26 x 30″ high-def series. Based on the popular girls’ brand, the show centers on the adventures of Rose, a Filly Unicorn who has just arrived at the new Academy of Magic in the Kingdom of Funtasia. Spain’s BRB Internacional distributes the show worldwide, except in Germany, where it’s handled by Dracco. For more info, visit www.brb.es.
DHX Toons to Air in Belgium: Kids’ entertainment house DHX Media, has sold three of its children’s shows to leading Belgian broadcaster VRT-Ketnet. The multi-property deal includes 52 x 11′ episodes of the brand new DHX Media series SheZow, seasons one and two of CBC-commissioned show Monster Math Squad (52 x 11) and season one of Martha Speaks (40 x 15′). Lara Ilie, DHX Media’s territory manager noted, “We pride ourselves on children’s content which has a solid educational basis and a universal appeal, and this deal with VRT highlights that those aims are being supported by broadcasters the world over.”
Toon Goggles Teams Up with Polaroid Kids Tablet: Online children’s portal Toon Goggles has partnered with Southern Telecom to launch a free new app for the Polaroid 7-inch Kids Tablet. Polaroid tablet users will be able to have instant access to Toon Goggles’ selection of animated and live-action content handpicked for kids viewing. In addition, Southern Telecom has added Toon Boom Animation’s creative app Boom Goggles to the tablets. The Boom Goggles app is developed jointly by Toon Goggles and Toon Boom. Polaroid Kids Tablet users will be able to export their unique creations to the Toon Goggles platform and share their innovations with friends and family. Boom Goggles is available in the Google Play Store for free; the premium version, at $2.99, includes a greater number of templates, unlimited usage of creative tools and the camera capture feature. For more info, visit www.toongoggles.com.