Nickelodeon launches animated shorts programme

Viacom-owned Nickelodeon has launched an animated short programme.  The ‘Intergalactic Shorts’ programme is led by Nick Animation, and will identify original, comedy-driven content via a newly installed team led by Ramsey Naito, Nickelodeon’s EVP of animation production and development. Newly hired Conrad Vernon has joined Nickelodeon as the program’s executive producer, alongside Derek Evanick and Diana […]

Kids bulletin: Gaumont appoints UK-based VP; Discovery buys ‘Pirata’

Gaumont appoints Arumugam as Kids UK-based VP Gaumont has appointed Courtney Arumugam to the position of VP of creative development for animation and family. Arumugam will be based in London and will report into Terry Kalagian, the French company’s SVP of creative development for the division. According to Gaumont, her appointment signifies the company’s continuing […]

Animated series ‘Flying Animals’ sold to Janson Media

Animation and family entertainment distributor Media I.M. has licensed its social-purpose animated Flying Animals franchise to New York-based digital aggregator Janson Media. Janson Media has acquired the exclusive AVOD, SVOD and TVOD/EST rights to Flying Animals (44 x 6.30 minutes) and spin-off series Kids and Flying Animals (56 x 1.45 minutes) for the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, India, Australia […]

Ameba TV scores 59-title package from Nelvana

Streaming service Ameba TV has struck a deal with Corus Entertainment’s children’s producer-distributor Nelvana for a raft of titles.  The platform has secured 59 titles from Nelvana’s kids catalogue, including such programmes as 6Teen, Anatole, Babar, Babar and the Adventures of Badou, Being Ian, Blazing Dragons, Birdz, Braceface, Class of Titans, Di-Gata Defenders and Redwall. New […]

Guru Studios hires Gusto’s Caplan as director of int’l sales

Paw Patrol animation firm Guru Studios has hired Gusto Worldwide Media exec Corey Caplan (pictured, right) as director of international sales. Caplan, who was previously senior director of international sales at Gusto Worldwide Media, will be responsible for Guru’s international content sales as the business looks to launch a new slate over the next year. He will […]

Nadiya Hussain to deliver keynote at UK’s Children’s Media Conference

British Bake Off alum Nadiya Hussein is set to deliver the opening keynote interview at this year’s Children’s Media Conference (CMC), which takes place 2-4 July in Sheffield, UK. Since winning The Great British Bake Off in 2015, Hussain has built a brand speaking out on issue-based topics, including her struggle with panic disorder. Ahead […]

Int’l Emmy Kids Awards winners revealed

The winners of the seventh International Emmy Kids Awards have been revealed the UK’s Hey Duggee, Dutch toon Kop Op and Brazil’s Ratburger taking honours. Issue-based titles gained the highest proportion of the awards, which were presented at a ceremony at MIPTV in Cannes, in partnership with Reed Midem, yesterday (9 April). Norways NRK and […]

Kids round-up: Cyber Group, Future Today tie up for kids’ app; Happy Films takes ‘Bookaboo’ to Russia

Cyber Group Studios has entered a partnership with multi-platform distribution company Future Today to launch YayToons, a free app that features animated content for children aged 3-8. Cyber Group titles to appear on the app will include The Bellflower Bunnies, Mini Ninjas, Mirette Investigates, The Pirates Next Door, Adam’s Bakery, Zou, Balloopo, Mia, Leo The Wildlife […]

Kids round-up: Hoho takes ‘Shane The Chef’ to global nets; Mondo TV preps MIPTV slate

Hoho Rights has struck multiple deals around the world for food-based preschool title Shane The Chef. The 52 x 11-minute animated series follows the foody adventures of ambitious and energetic chef Shane and his young daughter Izzy. A year since its launch on Channel 5’s Milkshake!, the title will head to Celtic broadcasters RTE, BBC […]

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