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Acknowledging that channels dedicated to toy reviews and product unboxing have become one of the fastest-growing genres of family programming online, Maker Studios has cut a deal to syndicate five of the largest ones across its extensive multichannel network.
Chinese internet giant Alibaba and Shanghai Media Group have joined forces with Rovio Entertainment to bring its new Angry Birds Stella series to fans in China via reality/singing competition program Chinese Idol.
With Ice Age 5 being readied for 2016, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products is pairing up with Atlanta, Georgia-based Premier Exhibitions to develop a new exhibit based on the top-grossing film franchise.
The AwesomenessTV comedy starring top Vine personality Cameron Dallas, opens in theaters in New York, L.A. and Chicago on December 12, before heading to digital pay platforms on December 16.
- Cartoon Network’s new CMO on cartoons and evolution of comedy (Fast Company)
- To infinity and beyond? Disney confirms another Toy Story movie is on the way (The Los Angeles Times)
- China’s largest online video platform Youko acquires rights to The Voice Kids (The Hollywood Reporter)
- With a whopping 41 channels, Disney is the top performing brand on YouTube (alistdaily)
New insights from the most recent ChildWise Preschool Monitor Report show just how quickly UK preschoolers are latching on to tech – for instance, 42% of zero to fours are now using tablets, which is up by 15% from 2012. Read on for more findings on the fast-moving demo.