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Media arts organization Facets has pushed children to explore places they haven’t been, and now the not-for-profit is going exactly to where kids are. The newly launched Facets Kids will stream more than 500 indie films – with a non-Netflix approach to boot.
With a worldwide Disney deal in-hand, eOne Family’s CGI co-pro PJ Masks is set to bow September 18 on Disney Junior US. eOne’s Olivier Dumont and Disney EMEA’s Orion Ross give Kidscreen a look inside the preschool superhero IP.
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Maker exec Chris Williams says the Disney XD collaboration speaks to YouTube’s expanding sphere of influence and the ability of its creators to connect with global audiences.
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It looks like Hasbro is joining the crowdfunding fun, as the toyco is turning to the power of crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in order to find its next physical party-themed game.
9 Story Media Group CEO Vince Commisso gives Kidscreen the scoop on the deal that will see his company’s 2D-animation and distribution capabilities bolstered by Brown Bag’s CGI expertise and help the Irish animation studio start producing its own IPs.
Saban Brands and Millennium Entertainment International have teamed up to bring a live Power Rangers experience across the EMEA to fans of the long-running live-action series.
- One Direction, Taylor Swift and Fifth Harmony have big nights at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards (Entertainment Weekly)
- Amazon’s competitive work culture is depicted through more than 100 interviews with current and former employees… (The New York Times)
- …Now, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos defends his company’s corporate standards (NPR)
- If only 37% of Kickstarter projects are successfully funded, what’s driving a boom in the crowdfunded toy space? (Bloomberg Business)