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Talk with me Elmo?

Sesame Workshop and ToyTalk are partnering on a research collaboration to explore the speech-building potential of preschoolers having real-time conversations with Sesame characters.

Nickelodeon takes WWE Slam City from web to TV

World Wrestling Entertainment’s stop-motion animated web series WWE Slam City is heading to TV, thanks to a deal with Nickelodeon that will see the original short-form kids program debut tonight on Nicktoons’ new NickSports primetime programming block in the US.

Doctor Who teaches UK kids about coding

BBC is launching the online game The Doctor and the Dalek to teach youngsters about coding, while fueling the Doctor Who fandom early on.

Mockingjay gets YouTube tie-in series

Lionsgate is promoting the next installment of the Hunger Games franchise with a five-ep original series from top YouTube creators.

AwesomenessTV’s ancillary market moves

Retail, music, books and a toy line: We ask Brett Bouttier for context around AwesomenessTV’s recent consumer products launches.

SuperAwesome signs up final sponsors for Future8 Awards

With an award ceremony looking to spotlight top young digital creators, NaturalMotion Games, Stick Sports and Bin Weevils will offer winners the chance to visit their UK studios.


Check out the summer edition iKids Digital! We’ve got the scoop on app market consolidation, how technology is changing the Maker Movement and where to find some of the most innovative startups in North America.


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