Following the big debut of Disney Channel original movie Descendants, which drew more than 10.5 million viewers, the House of Mouse is set to launch animated spin-off Descendants Wicked World on Friday, September 18.
The US and UK are remarkably similar markets in many respects, but their children’s TV industries grew up very differently. Some historic differences still resonate, even as borders are erased by technology and markets. Blogger David Kleeman elaborates.
The fallout from DreamWorks Animation’s ongoing restructuring effort resulted in a second quarter loss of US$38.6 million, but the theatrical success of Home helped boost the studio’s revenue by 40% to US$171 million.
Former Viacom exec Vanessa Brookman is stepping into the newly created role of VP of content & creative, UK and Northern Europe at Turner Broadcasting, where she will execute content strategies for the company’s kids and general entertainment portfolio.
A week after adding four new kids series to its catalog, Toronto, Canada’s Picture Box Distribution has picked up a number of titles from Norwegian entertainment company Earthtree Media.
Indie brand manager Coolabi Group has secured a deal with Penguin Group US that will see the children’s book publisher distribute a picture book in the US and Canada based on the iconic British children’s IP Clangers.
Viacom alum Tanya Haider is among two new hires joining the ranks at Sesame Workshop, where she will work closely with a slew of former Nickelodeon execs – including Sesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey Dunn.