Featured iKids / iKIDS / MOBILE / WEB
iKids Weekly takes a look at the top apps for kids ages six to eight across the US, Canada, UK, Spain, Russia and Germany. Education- and creativity-based apps get top marks, according to analytics database App Annie.
BROADCASTER / BROADCASTING / TV
Canadian animation net Teletoon’s fall TV Gotta Gotta See It campaign kicks off today at Fan Expo Canada in support of the network’s new season which includes the debut of Total Drama: Pahkitew Island (pictured), Dr. Dimensionpants and Chop Chop Ninja.
Using its entire suite of live-animation capabilities, including Cartoon Broadcast System, which allows multi-cam animation to be produced the same day it airs, the New York-based studio has launched MAKEngine (Mobile Animation Kinetics Engine), a unique user-generated animation tool.
Amid ratings wins, ABC Family has officially renewed Switched at Birth for a fourth season.
Somehow, I thought this “crowdsourcing” thing was supposed to mean less work for me. I figured the answers would flow in, I’d do a quick “cut and paste” and…instant bloggage. Here’s the problem: I got so many good ideas, demanding that I actually curate and connect them! This is what we call a “high-quality problem.”
- Sony puts merch before record release from new teen girl vocal group (The Wall Street Journal)
- Xbox One to stream video on tablets and phones (VentureBeat)
- Lego’s female scientist figures get Twitter tribute (Washington Post)
- Love it or hate it, why Facebook Messenger is still number one (Global News)