iKIDS / MOBILE / TV / WEB
Hulu has acquired four projects, including two tween properties, from Toronto, Canada-based Smokebomb Entertainment in a deal that indicates the digital-content producer’s growing international success.
This year’s Asian Animation Summit in Phuket, Thailand, just wrapped. Find out what projects caught the eye of Sprout, Disney, KiKA, BBC Worldwide and Rovio Entertainment.
“It’s a real Trojan horse on the advertising side. We were never able to figure out how to go this young at Disney. And with BabyFirst, we’ve found a way,” says American entertainment exec Rich Frank, the former chairman of Disney TV and president of Paramount Television Group, on becoming an investor and member of the board for child development TV network BabyFirst.
- Legendary videogame company Atari clears its bankruptcy status (The Wall Street Journal)
- Doc vs. Dora: How Disney and Viacom are vying for consumer attention (Businessweek)
- For the past 15 years, The Simpsons has topped UK kids’ list of their favorite TV shows (Digital Spy)
- Having fun with pancakes (Wired)
Weve all heard of The Mozart Effect. Millions of dollars of mostly baby products have been spawned by the research. Did you know that it was a study whereby college students who listened to Mozart tested better at mental origami tasks? Furthermore, the study has never been replicated. This is research for kids’ products? Amazing how much we take at face value.