Content from production studio Moonscoop, including Code Lyoko and Tara Duncan (pictured), will be available in the US and Canada on video-on-demand platform hoopla via public library cards. The deal marks Moonscoop’s continuing expansion into new digital media platforms.
New eBook titles from Nickelodeon Publishing are headed to Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Store and Apple’s iBookstore, including a Bubble Guppies title for the first time.
In deepening its multi-platform strategy, preschool network Sprout has created Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave, a show that encourages kids to simultaneously watch and play on their tablets at the same time. The network has also renewed a second season of The Chica Show.
We’re back from Sandbox Summit, where I shared thoughts on how games support STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) goals. I’ve received numerous requests to share the list of games that I cited as examples. So here you go, with some bonus games that I originally left out because I can only discuss so many things in 90 minutes…
In a new approach to content-driven marketing, Hasbro is calling on kids to vote online on a new Transformers character that will join the brand’s upcoming 30th anniversary action figure collection.
Publications Internationals is adding some Sesame Street-inspired flavor to its iCookbook 3.1 recipe platform. The publisher has teamed with Sesame Workshop to feature a new recipe collection for kids and parents called Sesame Street’s Silly Snacks.
With a growing number of kids flocking to online, mobile and console block-building game Minecraft, it’s inevitable that more licensing partners will be following suit. The game’s developer and publisher Mojang has appointed Jazwares as a global toys and electronics partner.
Times have been good for ZeptoLab’s Cut the Rope mobile games, which have been downloaded more than 300 million times since October 2010. ZeptoLab is now launching its third installment in the franchise, Cut the Rope: Time Travel, which will be supplemented with new tie-in animated shorts.
Earlier this year, a study conducted by Canada’s Teletoon Retro found that 80% of Canadians parents watch cartoons with their kids weekly. So it seems fitting that the channel has now launched Toon Feud, a set of family-friendly online cartoon trivia games that will also sync with content on the tube.