Vancouver, Canada-based Atomic Cartoons has named Luke Carroll as its new creative director as the company looks to boost investment in generating creative content and develop more original properties.
Following a deal between Viacom and The Sunway Group, the first Nickelodeon-themed attraction- dubbed Nickelodeon Explorer’s Oasis – is set to debut within Malaysia’s Sunway Lagoon theme park in March 2015.
In January, The Hub issued a soft launch of a new tablet-responsive website, rebranded to HubNetwork.com, after which time the number of site visitors hailing from mobile devices experienced a significant spike. With the numbers – and audience – in plain view, the net is now launching its first app, which features games, full episodes and video shorts, as well as a cartoon-integrated photo booth.
A new kid-centric subscription on-demand (SVOD) service has entered the fray, with L.A.-based Genius Brands International announcing that the entire Baby Genius music and video library will be up for streaming online at http://babygenius.com
Guru Studio’s preschool series Justin Time is at the center of a new broadcast partnership with Cartoonito in Italy, and the show will also see extended shelf life on Netflix in Latin America.
Presented at MIPTV in Cannes, Kenya’s Shujaaz.FM Reloaded, (Well Told Story) took the prize in the children & young people category at the annual competition that’s open to digital content creators outside of the US.
Saban Brands has inked a new broadcast distribution agreement for its animated preschool series, Julius Jr., to air on Disney Junior in Italy.
Paris-based indie producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios has signed a five-year financing agreement with France’s Natixis Coficiné bank in effort to accelerate its distribution activities of third-party productions.