- Disney’s consumer products mistake with The Little Mermaid (The Huffington Post)
- Warner Bros. expected to cut more than 10% of its global workforce (Variety)
- How GoldieBlox went from Kickstarter to something big (Fast Company)
- China’s online behemoth Tencent enters the film business (The Hollywood Reporter)
As the Canadian broadcast regulator continues its Let’s Talk TV hearings on the future of television in the country, the new operator of Family, Disney XD and Disney Junior argued that not including the channels in a skinny basic cable option would diminish the quality of Canadian kids content.
More than 100 fashion-and-accessories-focused Claire’s shops will be opening in Toys ‘R’ Us stores across Europe and the US by year’s end.
Canada’s Corus Entertaiment has promoted long-time exec Athena Georgaklis to director of content for Teletoon. She takes the role vacated by Alan Gregg, who left the broadcaster to launch an Irish division of Mercury Filmworks in May.
Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment has teamed up with the University of Helsinki in Finland to help researchers study the future of learning.