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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.
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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.
- Aeropostale teams up with Vine stars to launch new collection (Retailing Today)
- Marvel unveils five-year ‘Phase Three’ superhero slate (Forbes)
- How Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term spending strategy for Facebook has investors worried (The New York Times)
- Mario to the rescue - Nintendo expects first annual profit in four years (Reuters)
The toy industry legend and former Toys ‘R’ Us and Mattel Brands exec is the new president and CEO of Fairfield, New Jersey-based toyco Alex Brands.
Distributor Cinedigm has inked a deal with Vimeo to bring releases from its catalog to the online video platform, starting with My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks.
Throughout October, Kidscreen is taking a peek at each of this year’s 12 nominees for the Toy Hall of Fame. Meet the last finalist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which just might kick its way into the Rochester-based institution.
The new live-action six to 11 series from first-time creator David Anaxagoras is set for a US debut on November 21 on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video.