With US$1.6 million in Lottery funding, the BFI is joining the animation studio behind Wallace & Gromit to support development and production of new indie animated films.
As a part of its 2014/15 lineup of curriculum-enriched preschool content, Nick US is bringing its STEM-focused animated series Blaze and the Monster Machines to the small screen, with an hour-long premiere on October 13.
Toronto, Canada-based production company and game studio Mark Animation is bolstering its kids content with a new global distribution deal for its Miaomiao animated series and a new senior management hire.
Unlike the 1980s-focused retro revival of the early 2000s, this time around there’s a kid-friendly franchise reboot in the works from pretty much every decade since the dawn of modern pop culture. With their eyes on an increasingly crowded licensing landscape, how are property owners updating their old favorites for this generation of kids while retaining their classic appeal?