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Kids Get Connected

  This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Kids.   Social-media sites are proving to be invaluable tools in creating connections between brands and viewers.       There is no question—children are early adopters of new technologies. They take to new gadgets with an almost preternatural ease ...

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Minnie Mouse Gets New Series

BURBANK: Minnie Mouse is getting her own Disney Junior short-form series, Minnie’s Bow-Toons, to launch with a week of new episodes on November 14 on Disney Channel and DisneyJunior.com. Minnie’s Bow-Toons is a production of Disney Television Animation. The series is about Minnie and her friend Daisy Duck running Minnie’s ...

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Echo Bridge Inks Degrassi Deal

NEEDHAM/LOS ANGELES: Echo Bridge Entertainment has secured a multi-territory broadcast licensing agreement with MTV International for seasons eight and nine of the teen drama series Degrassi. The agreement’s broadcast rights include Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Scandinavia, the U.K., Brazil, Germany, Benelux, Australia and New Zealand. The 45-episode half-hour Canadian series ...

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Where’s Wally Adds New Licensees

LONDON: Classic Media has expanded its line of Where’s Wally? consumer products in the U.K. with the addition of new licensees, in advance of the brand’s 25th anniversary in fall 2012. The new consumer products program will join ranges from licensees Somerbond, Next and Woodmansterne. Gemma will offer new lines ...

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Josh Selig

We’ve seen Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and now WordGirl, but never before have we seen a duckling, a guinea pig and a turtle out to save the world. But those are precisely the stars of The Wonder Pets!, created by Josh Selig, who not only writes and produces preschool shows, he ...

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Andrea Bannert

For more than three decades, Kiddinx has been fulfilling its goal to provide entertainment for children that is not only fun, but also provokes them to ask questions. The German producer and distributor is behind the well-known series Benjamin the Elephant, centered on a lovable pachyderm, and Bibi Blocksberg, starring ...

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