Wendy Goldman Getzler
Twenty-three-year-old Maker Studios collaborator Joseph Garrett, known to his six million YouTube subscribers as Stampy Cat, has inspired UK-based Egmont Publishing to release Stampy’s Lovely Book next month.
The family-friendly SVOD market in the US is welcoming a newcomer to the fray: Dove Channel is a subscription service that offers access to Dove Foundation-approved feature-length movies, short-form kids video, documentaries and episodic TV series.
Italy-based Atlantyca Entertainment has picked up the European distribution rights to the animated television series Nutri Ventures, which centers on promoting healthy eating habits for kids.
Chris Greenfield has re-joined the L.A. and Ottawa-based company in the role of president following a decade-long hiatus from the kids, tweens and teens-focused agency.
Classic tales of the Arabian Nights are being re-told for a new generation of kids with the launch of 1001 Nights: The Untold Stories from Australian indie Chocolate Liberation Front (CLF), Germany’s Hahn Film and Toonz Entertainment in India.
Recent App Annie rankings placed Israeli publisher TabTale as the world’s sixth-largest mobile maker in terms of downloads – ahead of Rovio, Outfit7 and Disney. According to company CMO Guy Tomer, survival in the children’s mobile market boils down to just two things: content and consolidation.