Dallas, Texas-based NCircle Entertainment has picked up the North American home entertainment and digital distribution rights for classic stop-motion animated series The Adventures of Gumby.
Italy’s Rai Fiction has announced its new production slate, including several Euro co-pros, hybrid live-action/animation offerings, two preschool shows and social engagement-focused series.
Hong Kong’s pan-Asian channel operator Celestial Tiger Entertainment is moving into the kids programming space for the first time with the upcoming launch of Miao Mi, a new 24-hour Mandarin children’s channel.
Disney is marking a new interactive chapter for its Disney Story Central platform, teaming up with telecom AT&T to bring its digital library to TV screens across the US.
CGI-animated preschool series Olly the Little White Van, from UK-based producer Ideas at Work, is driving into China for the first time with Beijing-headquartered Uyoung Culture & Media.
From the mag: CogniToys and Hello Barbie rightfully drew their fair share of “oohs” and “aahs” from techies and toycos alike when they were unveiled to the world at New York Toy Fair.
Shares rose yesterday after Mattel posted a smaller-than-expected loss of 2% in net sales to generate US$922.7 million for the quarter ended March 31. As part of its turnaround strategy, the toyco simultaneously announced a deal with online innovation hub Quirky.