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Stella series to fly worldwide

A new fearless flock of animated characters from Rovio Entertainment will be introduced to the world tomorrow (November 1) when Angry Birds Stella makes its series debut on Rovio’s popular video streaming platform ToonsTV.

From the mag: Amazon gets experimental with new slate

Amazon Studios VP of children’s series development Tara Sorensen shares the strategy behind Amazon’s growing kids programming slate, including Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, which is set to premiere next month.

Toca Boca dishes on gender-neutrality and design

Toca Boca’s gender-neutral characters and open play approach are keeping the Swedish app maker at the top of the charts. iKids Weekly got to chat with CEO Bjorn Jeffrey about how its design philosophy helps Toca Boca stand apart from the crowd, why it recently retooled 2011′s Toca Robot Lab app, and the significance behind its new temporary tattoo line created by noted tattoo artist Virginia Elwood.

Oznoz brings Be Ponkickies to North America

Hailed as the Sesame Street of Japan, preschool series Be Ponkickies is heading to the US and Canada for the first time, thanks to an exclusive deal inked by online bilingual channel Oznoz with Fuji Television Kids Entertainment.

Dora and SpongeBob head to personalized books

Nickelodeon has forged a licensing deal with children’s book platform Put Me In The Story to create personalized titles featuring Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants.

Netflix buys live-action Richie Rich series from AwesomenessTV

AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins hand-plucked the IP from the DreamWorks Classics portfolio. The reimagined Richie Rich, where the world’s wealthiest boy is a self-made tycoon, will hit Netflix in North and Latin America in early 2015.


Our fall edition of iKids Digital is now available! We’re taking a look at the migration of virtual worlds to mobile, how to find success in the mobile education space, wearable tech for kids and much more.


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