- Inside Out helps drive Disney past the US$1 billion mark at the US box office in record time (The Guardian)
- Harry Potter heads from page to stage (The Wall Street Journal)
- Project Runway gets a teen spinoff series (Variety)
- These smart wooden dolls let kids play together without the screen (Kickstarter)
After last week’s report from UK-based SuperAwesome that family YouTubers are gaining traction with children, iKids Weekly talks with the kid-safe ad platform’s Insights team to find out why these family-focused/oriented channels are growing in popularity with kids and parents.
- Netflix US viewing expected to overtake major broadcast networks by 2016 (Variety)
- Supreme Court cuts cord on Spider-Man toy inventor patent (Fortune)
- Infographic: How long it takes kids to read popular children’s books (Personal Creations)
- New AI system learns how to create videogames by watching YouTube gaming videos (Wired)
Brit publishing startup Lost My Name, creator of the hit personalized picture book The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name, has scored US$9 million in a financing round led by Google Ventures.