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With two decades under its belt, Kidscreen looks at where the kids entertainment industry is headed next with the help of industry analysts, a little number-crunching and some nifty VR headsets.
iKIDS / KID INSIGHT / MOBILE / WEB
A new study from Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center reveals that under-connected internet access among low-income American families is having a far-reaching impact when it comes to education and economic opportunities.
CONSUMER PRODUCTS / RETAIL / TV
With more than 200 million books sold worldwide over the past 40 years, the Little Critter franchise from venerable children’s author Mercer Mayer is being developed as a global multiplatform entertainment property with the help of ex-Cartoon Network prez Stuart Snyder.
iKIDS / MOBILE / TV / WEB
After lengthy study of the effects of technology on kids’ development, Sesame Workshop is now looking to invest directly in it with the nonprofit’s launch of Sesame Ventures.
With a new publishing deal in place with Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Awesome Media & Entertainment’s Princess Ponies brand is being primed for the small screen.
A shortlist has been whittled down from more than 300 entries for CBBC and BBC Worldwide’s inaugural animation pilot scheme, ANIM8, which is on the lookout for the UK’s next biggest toon.
- Is a Hasbro-Mattel merger really in sight? (Bloomberg)
- As the first movie to be animated in both English and Mandarin, Kung Fu Panda 3 is saying a lot about Hollywood-China diplomacy (Los Angeles Times)
- These are the biggest advertising don’ts, according to the young people of today (AdWeek)
- Reverse gender discrimination is a very real thing in low-income US neighborhoods (Quartz)