iKIDS / MOBILE / TV
Amazon Studios VP of children’s series development Tara Sorensen shares the strategy behind Amazon’s growing kids programming slate, including Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, which is set to premiere next month.
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PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market are teaming up to sell the pubcaster’s new line of educational and eco-friendly toys exclusively at the US-based grocery chain.
iKIDS / TV / WEB
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.
COMPANIES / CONSUMER PRODUCTS / NEWS / PEOPLE MOVES / RETAIL
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.
Stefanie Zhang will be tasked with building new relationships in the Chinese market for the US kids producer.
Fresh off the debut of the one-hour animated movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion, Disney announces a Star Wars Hot Wheels line from Mattel and interactive figures from Thinkway Toys.