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.
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.
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.
Paris-based PGS Entertainment has secured a pay-TV deal with Turner Broadcasting’s newly re-branded co-viewing kids and family channel Boomerang for Tat Productions and Master Films’ animated series The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!.
PBS KIDS is rolling out full-length video content for new series Odd Squad on digital platforms one month prior the show’s US broadcast debut. Ira Rubenstein, GM of PBS Digital, gives Kidscreen Daily the scoop.
Splash Entertainment is adding more star power to the voice cast of its new animated feature, including Bill Nighy, Gabriel Iglesias, Colm Meaney and Michael McElhatton.