Wendy Goldman Getzler
Disney vet Nick van Dyk is at the helm of Activision Blizzard’s new film and TV studio, which will create original content based on the company’s most well-known IPs – including the US$3 billion Skylanders franchise,
After surveying the bedtime rituals of children across the globe, SVOD giant Netflix has positioned the launch of five-minute-long shorts of Dinotrux as a negotiation tool for parents whose kids refuse to say goodnight.
After consolidating its TV lines of business (Animation, International and Europe) into the centralized Gaumont Television division, the France-based prodco has appointed Nicola Andrews to the newly created VP of distribution post.
Next month will see the debut of Disney XD’s latest original movie, Mark & Russell’s Wild Ride – the second title produced under a MarVista and Two 4 the Money Media co-venture that’s part of a multi-picture development deal with Disney.
The intersection of play and mental health among kids is at the forefront of a new multi-year research initiative being conducted by toy company Hasbro and Boston Children’s Hospital.