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Beards beware: The Twits return in first Roald Dahl app

Aardman Digital is bringing Roald Dahl’s lovably repugnant Twits to mobile via a brand-new app, a first for the works of the legendary children’s author.

Small fingers, big insights: Mobile app design and preschoolers

By now, to say that tablets and mobile apps are popular among young kids is superfluous, akin to saying they like sweets. Yet new research out of UK-based Dubit sheds some light on the surprising digital competencies of under-fives and how app makers can best target this demo.

10 new tech startups named to 2015 Disney Accelerator program

Mind-controlling technology, 3D printing and robotics are some of the big ideas emerging from the 10 tech-based companies named to the 2015 Disney Accelerator program, which offers three months of mentorship and up to US$120,000 in capital investment.

Cartoon Network puts customization front and center in updated app

Cartoon Network’s flagship app is sporting an updated design that allows kids to customize their viewing experiences through features like personalized playlists.

Sky developing dedicated kids app, scouting for kids content head

Following a major kids programming push last month, European pay-TV giant Sky is now working with London-headquartered digital studio ustwo on a dedicated children’s app.

Disney presses play on new Palace Pets in Whisker Haven app

Disney Publishing is expanding the digital presence of the House of Mouse’s popular Palace Pets franchise with the launch of the Palace Pets in Whisker Haven iOS app.

Disney’s gears up Inside Out app

In advance of the June 19 US premiere of the latest Disney-Pixar film Inside Out, Disney Mobile Games has launched Inside Out Thought Bubbles, a new bubble-shooter game for iOS and Android devices.

Night & Day, Octonauts swim into apps

Underwater-themed preschool property Octonauts is aiming to make waves with Portland, Oregon-based app maker Night & Day Studios, which will develop and launch the IP’s first app title at the end of the year.

The top five educational Android game apps

With Google Play in the process of rolling out its new dedicated family features that make it easier for parents to find kid-appropriate content, iKids Weekly takes a closer look at the current top five free educational Android game apps.

Google Play gets even more family-friendly

Google has unveiled a number of new features for Google Play that make it easier for parents to find kid-friendly content on the digital store.


Our spring edition of iKids Digital is now available! We’re taking a look at the looming rise of VR in kids entertainment, how MCNs are boosting the marketing might of kidsnets, and the rise of artificial intelligence in kids tech toys.


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