In the wake of the UK’s new animation tax credit, animators and broadcasters representing British Columbia, Canada and the UK will meet from February 25 to 27 in London and Manchester in the hopes of finding new business and co-pro opportunities.
Members of the European animation community, particularly those within France, have been named as finalists for Cartoon Tributes 2014, the annual awards handed out by Cartoon Movie for the year’s most outstanding contributions to the continent’s animated feature film scene.
A 13% rise in US-based delegates led to a record-breaking attendance at this year’s Kidscreen Summit, which took place earlier this month in New York. The 15th annual event drew a crowd of roughly 1,700 kids entertainment professionals over the course of four days and saw a 10% rise among Asia-Pacific delegates as preparations gear up for the launch of Kidscreen East in China this summer.
UK-based kidcaster CBBC has picked up a 13 x half-hour third season of popular kids factual series Officially Amazing from producer Lion Television.
As the topic of girls becoming more immersed in STEM-related media gains more relevance, Genius Brands International has announced the production of a new female-led science-themed animated series, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab.
Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time series is adding more partners to its licensing program, this time in the apparel and accessories categories.
Following the ongoing trend of making channel surfing easier for tech-savvy kids, AT&T Labs has launched U-verse KIDS!, a new US-based app for use by parents with their children that features kid-appropriate remote control functions and TV channels.