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The winners of the 2015 iKids Awards were announced tonight, at this year’s Kidscreen Summit in Miami. Now in its third year, this annual set of awards recognizes and celebrates the market’s best digital media products and platforms for children.
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Kidscreen Summit in Miami kicked off with a bang as YouTube’s head of global family and learning Malik Ducard formally unveiled the company’s first standalone app for children which is now available for Android and iOS mobile devices.
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As part of its continued investment in kids programming, Amazon has renewed four of its kids series for a second season, including preschool series Tumble Leaf. (pictured)
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Two brand-new miniseries, a reboot and its first original digital series are all part of Cartoon Network’s 2015/16 upfront, which is being pitched on the road for the third consecutive year in key cities across the US through February and March.
British actor and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is lending his voice to HIT Entertainment’s new Thomas and Friends movie Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure.
From the mag: Cartoon Network talks about how it went about making its first-ever miniseries, and event-viewing hit, Over the Garden Wall.
- Infographic shows kids media consumption habits (AdWeek)
- The Powerpuff Girls’ role in redefining how girls are portrayed on TV (The Atlantic)
- Finally, Stan Lee gets to star in his own mobile game (Mashable)
- From popular animated movies to live-action remakes: How Disney adapts properties like Cinderella (Hollywood Reporter)
A new mobile subscription service for preschoolers, three diverse new series and a potential SpongeBob SquarePants musical were just some of the offerings introduced at kidcaster Nickelodeon’s upfront presentation yesterday.
Belfast, Ireland-based Indee Productions and Kavaleer Productions Dublin are teaming up to produce a new mixed-media series about an artistic boy with autism.