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AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins hand-plucked the IP from the DreamWorks Classics portfolio. The reimagined Richie Rich, where the world’s wealthiest boy is a self-made tycoon, will hit Netflix in North and Latin America in early 2015.
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ZAG Entertainment founder Jeremy Zag is joining forces with Harry Potter filmmaker Chris Columbus, his 1492 Pictures producing partner Michael Barnathan, and Haim Saban to launch ZAG Animation Studios.
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PBS KIDS is rolling out full-length video content for new series Odd Squad on digital platforms one month prior the show’s US broadcast debut. Ira Rubenstein, GM of PBS Digital, gives Kidscreen Daily the scoop.
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From spinning fan-fiction to 3D printing, Hasbro has met with success in letting fans dabble in product creation.
Descendants aims to be the Disney Channel’s biggest original movie production since High School Musical. Licensing opportunities are up for grabs.
Gilbert and Allie tells the story of a teenage girl with special powers that can only be harnessed with the help of a grumpy magical rabbit. Oh, and they’re allergic to one another.
Stefanie Zhang will be tasked with building new relationships in the Chinese market for the US kids producer.