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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.
While it’s currently a hot market for open-ended digital experiences, they’re not something that can be developed off-the-cuff. Just what kind of considerations do game makers and developers have to undertake before they can help children unlock their inner-creators? UK-based Night Zookeeper shares the key decisions that went into making its new creativity-based tablet-optimized game.
With roughly five million downloads and counting, Sago Mini apps from Toronto, Canada-based children’s digital developer Sago Sago are getting the toy treatment.
To support the preschool property’s new website, licensor DHX Brands is rolling out a UK-based campaign to help preschoolers stick to their bedtime routines when the clocks turn back later this month.