To mark its 10th anniversary, 24-hour US preschool net Sprout is rolling out a new look and feel across its platforms and plans to double the volume of its original series to more than 30% of its schedule. President and GM Sandy Wax gives Kidscreen the scoop.
“We wanted to creatively have our muscles ready for VR when it does take off tremendously,” says Cartoon Network Digital’s VP Chris Waldron, one of the forces behind the net’s ambitious new Adventure Time project that’s taking a first step in the impending virtual reality race.
Sao Paulo-based TV and film production company Glaz and animation facility Copa Studio in Rio are set to consolidate into a new holding company named Glaz, following the receipt of a seven-figure Investimage 1 fund under Brazil’s government incentive system Funcine.
The Jim Henson Company has appointed Florida-based toyco Jazwares as master toy partner for its Emmy-nominated preschool series Dinosaur Train.
Scholastic’s new tween-targeted book series Upside-Down Magic has been optioned by Disney Channel for an original TV show – ahead of the books’ arrival on US shelves later this month.