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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.
In her new role, Galeota will oversee production on all of Nick’s current preschool series, including original shows and co-productions.
Disney has made a deal with Google to enable users to stream the digital versions of its movies on Android devices.
- What’s next for Netflix? Looking five years down the road (Nasdaq)
- Strong debut in China takes Ninja Turtles past the US$400 million mark globally (Variety)
- Apple Watch misses Christmas release, instead to hit stores next spring (The Guardian)
- Singapore-based gaming studio creates mobile game tie-in for Disney’s Big Hero 6 (CNET)
More DreamWorks Animation content heads to the streaming giant: New Netflix original series All Hail King Julien debuts worldwide on December 19.
Netflix now has more subscribers in the US than HBO, but whether or not the SVOD leader has the power to drive consumer products sales like traditional kidnets do is still the big question – especially in the absence of viewership data.
Through an incubation program, the companies will hatch a dozen five-minute toons for Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel, one of which will go to series.