iKIDS / MOBILE / TV
Amazon Studios VP of children’s series development Tara Sorensen shares the strategy behind Amazon’s growing kids programming slate, including Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, which is set to premiere next month.
BROADCASTER / CONSUMER PRODUCTS / RETAIL / RETAILER
PBS KIDS and Whole Foods Market are teaming up to sell the pubcaster’s new line of educational and eco-friendly toys exclusively at the US-based grocery chain.
iKIDS / TV / WEB
AwesomenessTV CEO Brian Robbins hand-plucked the IP from the DreamWorks Classics portfolio. The reimagined Richie Rich, where the world’s wealthiest boy is a self-made tycoon, will hit Netflix in North and Latin America in early 2015.
COMPANIES / CONSUMER PRODUCTS / NEWS / PEOPLE MOVES / RETAIL
ZAG Entertainment founder Jeremy Zag is joining forces with Harry Potter filmmaker Chris Columbus, his 1492 Pictures producing partner Michael Barnathan, and Haim Saban to launch ZAG Animation Studios.
Saban Brands is developing a new preschool property, called Luna Petunia, with Montreal, Canada-based Cirque du Soléil Media.
The mouse journalist has already found broadcast licensing deals in Germany, Belgium, Holland and Portugal.
After attending the HATCH conference, blogger Wendy Smolen shares her biggest takeaway – great ideas always start with passionate people. And each person has a story. She shares the story of Mike North, an industry vet at Discovery Digital currently working on In the Making, a new show on YouTube.