Wendy Goldman Getzler
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.
The sky hasn’t exactly been the limit for Angry Birds developer Rovio, which recently restructured to put the focus back on mobile. With that strategy in place, the Finnish studio is making a global push for its new matching game, Nibblers .
More than half of US three- and four-year-olds do not have the opportunity to attend preschool, and a new multi-million-dollar Ready to Learn grant will provide the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS with the resources to address this persistent education divide.