Genius Brands International Inc. licensed exclusive broadcast rights for season one of Rainbow Rangers to Nickelodeon in the U.S. and Caribbean. Currently in development, the mission-based action adventure series is expected to air on Nickelodeon’s preschool channel, Nick Jr. The deal follows the recent announcement of Fisher-Price Toys as global master toy partner for the brand. Read the rest of this entry »
Blue Apron partnered with MasterChef Junior to develop a Mystery Box Challenge that aired on last week’s episode on FOX. Read the rest of this entry »
Shout! Factory and UYoung partnered to bring preschool series P. King Duckling to the home entertainment marketplace in North America. This multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment distribution rights (DVD and EST) in the U.S. and Canada for all 26 half-hour episodes of the first season of P. King Duckling.
Shout! Factory will plan a strategic rollout of this series, beginning in September through Shout’s kids and family imprint, Shout! Factory Kids. Broadcasted in the U.S. on Disney Junior, the new preschool comedy series has a learning-focused curriculumthat centers on overcoming challenges and inspiring creative thinking. Read the rest of this entry »
Cartoon Network recently announced plans for the summer release of the digital album Steven Universe Soundtrack: Volume 1, a collection of music from the TV series. Available globally on June 2, 2017, the soundtrack will feature songs originally heard in the series’ episodes, including the theme song, “We Are the Crystal Gems.”
The digital album features a roster of re-mastered songs performed by the series voice cast, including Zach Callison (Steven), Estelle (Garnet), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) and Tom Scharpling (Greg). Read the rest of this entry »
Public kids’ broadcaster NRK Super, part of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, acquired the third season of Studio 100’s live-action series Ghost Rockers. The third season will air this summer, and marks the third Studio 100 property on NRK Super this year.
DHX Media signed a deal with Cartoon Network U.S. for Mega Man, an original DHX Media co-production with Dentsu Entertainment USA Inc. The series was also picked up by DHX Media’s Family CHRGD for Canada. Based on the Capcom Mega Man video game franchise, the 3-D animated series goes into production this summer at DHX Media’s Vancouver studio. Man of Action Entertainment will write and executive produce the series in collaboration with DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment. Read the rest of this entry »
Building on the success of its first three seasons on YouTube and other digital platforms, Nelvana announced at MIPTV the next phase of production on Season 4 of Bravest Warriors, the series’ first run on television. The new season is being produced in association with Frederator Studios for multiple platforms, including linear with complementary digital content. Produced by Nelvana Limited in Canada, the fourth season will premiere on Teletoon next fall. Additionally, the entire online catalogue of existing Bravest Warriors episodes produced by Frederator Studios are available for license outside of the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
The Japanese anime TV series Doraemon will extend its story into Europe. Global licensing company CPLG, on behalf of VIZ Media Europe, will develop a licensing program for the series in Italy.
Since its launch in 1969, Doraemon has been one of Japan’s most popular multimedia franchises. In Italy, the TV series first aired on Mediaset 10 years ago before moving to kid’s broadcaster Italy Boing where it is one of the top rated shows on the channel. Read the rest of this entry »
Studio 100 Media closed an agreement with AMC Networks International – Central Europe (AMCNI CE), which will bring Studio 100 Media’s Nils Holgersson and The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill to territories across Eastern Europe including Hungary, Romania, Moldova, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ex-Yugoslavia including Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, and Slovenia.AMCNI CE acquired the exclusive rights to distribute the shows via cable, satellite, and terrestrial television. Both shows will be completed this summer and will premiere on Minimax this June.
The Jim Henson Co. signed broadcast licensing deals with key international partners for two new preschool series, Splash and Bubbles, which airs in the U.S. on PBS KIDS, Dot., which airs in the U.S. on Sprout.
In Europe, Dot., was acquired by Piwi (France), Dreamia’s Canal Panda (Portugal), and SVT (Sweden), Jim Jam (MENA and Benelux territories), and Israel Education Television (Israel). Read the rest of this entry »