COMPANIES / iKIDS
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.
COMPANIES / iKIDS / MOBILE / NEWS / RETAIL
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.
iKIDS / MOBILE / WEB
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)
BROADCASTER / BROADCASTING / iKIDS / MOBILE / TV / WEB
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.
From the mag: Spin Master and Nelvana join forces to launch spell-casting property Little Charmers at North American retail.
From the mag: Weird Al Yankovic and The Jim Henson Company are set to turn the well-known songster’s bestselling books, My New Teacher and Me! and When I Grow Up, into a series for 4 to 7s. Weird Al gives Kidscreen the scoop.
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- Sony enlists Marvel to help reinvigorate the Spider-Man franchise (Los Angeles Times)
- Meanwhile, other films in Marvel’s cinematic universe get delayed to make room for Spidey (Digital Trends)
- Study finds only 12% of protagonists were female in the top-grossing films of 2014 (Variety)