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Wizards vs Aliens iPad App Now Available

BURBANK: FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has released a second-screen iPad app for Wizards vs Aliens, a popular U.K. series that is due to make its U.S. debut on Hub Network tomorrow. Created by Magic Ruby, the free application will offer the first synchronized second-screen experience for a children’s television ...

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Cartoon Network Tour Fights Childhood Obesity in the U.S.

ATLANTA: Cartoon Network’s fourth annual Move It Movement Tour, meant to encourage kids to exercise, begins in Atlanta on June 8 and ends in Houston on August 11. Aimed at youngsters between the ages of 6 and 14, the 16-market campaign is being launched in partnership with the President’s Council on ...

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Suzy Spafford Celebrates 45 Years of Suzy’s Zoo

It has been 45 years since the Suzy’s Zoo brand made its debut on a line of greeting cards. Today, the animal-themed artwork, created by Suzy Spafford, can be found on a variety of social-expression products, including tote bags, gift-wrap and calendars. Represented by Lawless Entertainment, Suzy’s Zoo also has its ...

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Lawless Entertainment Inks Deal for The Little Prince

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK: Lawless Entertainment has finalized an agreement with Out of Print, which is set to develop a number of products based on The Little Prince, a French novella. Out of Print is making a line of tote bags, t-shirts and children’s onesies featuring artwork from The Little Prince. The ...

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UFC & Televisa Networks Enter Distribution Tie-Up

MEXICO CITY: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Televisa Networks have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to bring UFC programming to 20 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America through the launch of a 24-hour channel. The subscription network will become available in late 2013. Across Latin America, excluding Brazil, viewers will ...

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Strawberry Shortcake Builds U.S. Publishing Program

NEW YORK: AG Properties has a new collection of Strawberry Shortcake book products slated to hit stores in the U.S. this year and next. The company has extended its long-standing relationships with Penguin Young Readers Group, Dalmatian Press and Bendon Publishing to introduce new storybooks, coloring books, workbooks and other formats ...

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Syfy Kids Gears Up for CEE Launch

LONDON: The Syfy Kids programming block is scheduled to make its debut on KidsCo across Central and Eastern Europe on Monday, June 3. The fully dubbed programming block will be delivering original programming and recently acquired titles. Formed through a partnership between KidsCo and Syfy, Syfy Kids will be broadcasting ...

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Maya the Bee Debuts Across Turkey

SCHELLE: Studio 100 has launched a host of licensing activities to support the debut of the CGI Maya the Bee series on the Turkish children’s channel TRT Cocuk. Maya the Bee airs twice daily on TRT Cocuk, at 8 a.m. and 3:10 p.m. Thanks to local licensing agent Sinerji, more ...

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Tracey Morgan Tapped for FX Comedy Pilot

LOS ANGELES: Tracey Morgan (30 Rock) has signed on to star in the FX Networks comedy pilot Death Pact, from Rob Long and Tad Safran. Death Pact, produced by FX Productions, was co-created by Long (Sullivan & Son, Cheers) and Safran (The Long Weekend). Morgan will star as a formerly lazy pot-dealing ...

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