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Rainbow Names Toy Distributor in Turkey

LORETO: Adore has been appointed as the toy distributor for Rainbow’s Winx Club in Turkey. The agreement will begin with the distribution of the brand’s doll range in Turkey’s major toy retailers. Nearly a dozen new Winx Club doll collections are expected to come out this year, influenced by the ...

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eOne Family Sells Kids’ Shows in Asia

LONDON: Asian broadcasters have picked up programming from Entertainment One Family (eOne Family), including titles such as Peppa Pig. Taiwan’s Eastern Broadcasting Corporation has taken on the preschool series Peppa Pig for Yoyo and has the rights to distribute the show’s DVD in the region. Also in Taiwan, PTS acquired Ben and ...

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Breakthrough Sells Kids’ Show to YLE in Finland

TORONTO: Finland’s YLE has made an agreement with Breakthrough Entertainment to broadcast Dino Dan, produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment. A combination of CGI and live-action, Dino Dan is geared toward children between the ages of 4 and 7. The series revolves around the life of a 10-year-old boy who daydreams ...

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Lawless Appoints Suzy’s Zoo Licensing Agents

LAS VEGAS: Lawless Entertainment and Suzy’s Zoo have chosen three licensing agents to represent the Suzy’s Zoo brand around the globe. PGS Entertainment—whose noteworthy properties include The Little Prince, Iron Man Armored Adventures and Super Evil, among others—has been selected to license Suzy’s Zoo in Europe. Also representing the brand in Europe ...

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Sopranos Cast Members On Board Nickelodeon TV Movie

NEW YORK: Nickelodeon, R&R Productions and MarVista Entertainment have teamed up for the original TV movie Nicky Deuce, which features a number of cast members from The Sopranos. Nicky Deuce will star The Sopranos‘ Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Curatola and Tony Sirico; iCarly‘s Noah Munck; and Rita Moreno. The original kids’ television movie was inspired by Schirripa ...

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Ben 10: Omniverse to Launch Globally

ATLANTA: Cartoon Network’s new series Ben 10: Omniverse is slated for a worldwide rollout in 178 countries starting next month. Based on the original hit franchise Ben 10, Ben 10: Omniverse will follow the outer space adventures of a young superhero named Ben Tennyson and his new partner, Rook. The series ...

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Amberwood Producing Animated Special for CBC

OTTAWA: Amberwood Entertainment has started production on The Magic Hockey Skates for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The Magic Hockey Skates is based on the book authored by Allen Morgan and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. The script for the 30-minute animated Christmas special—directed by Disney and Pixar’s Sarah Mercey and Jason Boose—was ...

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Canal Panda Celebrates Cross-Platform Success

NEW YORK: Eduardo Zulueta, the CEO of Chello Multicanal, talks to TV Kids about how Canal Panda’s ratings have soared since engaging viewers on other platforms.   Chellomedia’s Chello Multicanal brought Canal Panda into the Spanish market in April 2011, following its successful 15-year presence in Portugal. The service secured ...

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Toon Goggles Adds to Content Library

LOS ANGELES: Two new animated series are headed to the Toon Goggles portal, via a deal with the Malaysian outfit Backbone Entertainment. Included in the agreement is the 13×22-minute Sugar Pals, which follows the adventures of Gloria Baker and Charlie the scientist. The 13×22-minute Stryker, also joining Toon Goggles, is ...

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DHX Media to Acquire Cookie Jar

HALIFAX/LOS ANGELES/LONDON: DHX Media has entered into a deal to purchase Cookie Jar Entertainment, in a transaction valued at $111 million. The acquisition is expected to be completed in October, subject to a number of conditions. The combined company will boast more than 8,500 half hours of programming. Properties in ...

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