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On the heels of higher fourth quarter and full-year earnings, DHX Media has claimed full ownership of 117 kids and family titles and distribution rights for 34 titles including successful teen drama Degrassi from indie distributor Echo Bridge Entertainment.
Just one day after announcing its new Camp Yeti preschool series, Nelvana is joining forces with Brown Bag Films and Candy Bear to produce another original series for under-fives, Cozy Island.
As The Furchester Hotel makes its global debut today on Sesame Workshop’s YouTube channel, Kidscreen got a little one-on-one time with one of the series’ stars. Cookie Monster talks biscuits, waiting tables and the perils of hosting guests who happen to be cookies.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has tapped Pizzatoon as its first licensing rep in the region.
Can a gathering of big names (and egos) in the children’s digital media business yield a collaborative learning environment? The annual Dust or Magic conference shows it’s possible, especially when attendees remember to treat play – and not themselves – seriously.
- Disney’s animated films Moana and Zootopia get 2016 release dates (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba hauls in US$1 billion in sales in 17 minutes on its version of Black Friday (Mashable)
- Major console makers and publishers to back new video game awards show (Variety)
- How licensing deals can help supress the threat of 3D consumer printing (World Trademark Review)