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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.
Toronto’s 9 Story Media Group has lined up more international broadcasters for animated preschool series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare.
Throughout October, Kidscreen is taking a peek at each of this year’s 12 nominees for the Toy Hall of Fame. And yes, pots and pans are among 2014′s finalists. Does it sound a bit off? Think of the cacophony toddlers create with their first musical “instruments.”
Madea’s Tough Love arrives via DVD and on-demand platforms in the US on January 20, after its Digital HD debut a week earlier.