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Disney has combined two of its core business divisions – consumer products and interactive – into a single Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) arm in an effort to better meet changing consumer preferences in a technology-driven marketplace.
BROADCASTING / TV
Turner Broadcasting has bought nearly 450 half hours from Warner Bros. Animation for Boomerang, marking the newly rebranded 24-hour kidsnet’s first-ever exclusive original content deal.
As Father’s Day approaches in the US, a new study from Netflix shows just how much nostalgia plays into fathers’ TV choices when watching animated series with their kids. It turns out 1980s smash Inspector Gadget (pictured) is tops with American dads.
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- LeapFrog intros its new Imagicard tablet-based learning games (VentureBeat)
- This year’s E3 more forward-thinking, holds promise for future of gaming (The Verge)
On-demand kids entertainment provider Toon Goggles has picked up three series from Canuck indie prodco Tricon Kids & Family.
9 Story Media Group has entered a new content partnership with media conglomerate Beijing Sunshine Culture and Communication that will see co-productions Peg + Cat and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood launch in China.
Jazwares has launched its Tube Heroes toy line at TRU, inspired by digital influencers including Captain Sparklez, Sky, JeromeASF and AshleyMarie.