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Pocoyo Gets Publishing Deal with Random House

MADRID: Zinkia Entertainment has inked an agreement with Random House Children’s Books to develop a range of books for the U.S. and Canadian markets for its brand Pocoyo. Under the agreement, Random House will publish Pocoyo storybooks, leveled reader books, coloring and activity books, board/novelty books and ebooks in the ...

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Programmer Profile: Vme Kids’ Doris Vogelmann

PREMIUM: Doris Vogelmann, the director of programming and operations for Vme Media and Vme Kids, discusses her strategy for finding the best educational preschool shows for both Spanish-language networks. TV KIDS: How much of the schedules come from acquisitions? VOGELMANN: Most of our kids’ programming is from acquisitions. TV KIDS: ...

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PGS Lands Prime-Time Slots for Chaplin & Co.

PARIS: PGS Entertainment’s Chaplin & Co. is to launch in prime time on a number of international broadcasters, including France Télévisions, RAI Italy and TV Quebec. The series will also air on DR Denmark, MTV3 Finland, RTBF Belgium, RTP and SIC K in Portugal, Rustavi Georgia, Noga Israel and Cartoon ...

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Disney to Introduce New Princess

BURBANK: Disney has unveiled a new fairytale princess, its youngest ever, who will be voiced by Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter in the TV movie Sofia the First, which will premiere in fall 2012, followed by a full series in spring 2013. The Disney Television Animation productions aimed at preschoolers will ...

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Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Secures Horrid Henry

LONDON: Cartoon Network has picked up seasons one and two of Novel Entertainment’s animated series Horrid Henry from Target Entertainment for the Asia-Pacific region. The Cartoon Network deal includes the territories Australia, New Zealand, China and India. RUV in Iceland has picked up season three of Horrid Henry, while YLE ...

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Turner Names VP of Production for Young Adults & Kids Group

ATLANTA: Susan Shipsky has been made the VP of production for Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media’s (AYAKM) creative group. Shipsky will be based in Atlanta and report to Michael Ouweleen, the senior VP and group creative director for AYAKM. Shipsky will be responsible for overseeing all ...

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Disney EMEA Brings Back Winnie the Pooh

LONDON: Disney Channels EMEA has commissioned a new preschool series that features the iconic character Winnie the Pooh, which will air on Disney Junior in 2012 in more than 21 countries worldwide. Called Tales of Friendship with Winnie the Pooh, the locally produced show is inspired by stories from the ...

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Puppy In My Pocket Gets U.S. Master Toy Deal

EL SEGUNDO: MEG Toys has inked a master toy distribution deal with JAKKS Pacific for its Puppy In My Pocket property, following on a recent agreement with Cartoon Network for placement of the animated series on Boomerang. JAKKS Pacific will be the North American distributor for the toy line featuring ...

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Disney Deal for Rob the Robot in Asia

SINGAPORE: The animated series Rob the Robot has been picked up for broadcast on Disney Junior Southeast Asia. The 52-episode 11-minute CG animated preschool series follows the adventures of Rob the Robot and his friends as they explore the planets of the Robot Galaxy. It premiered on Disney Junior in ...

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Redakai Scores New Broadcasters in Latin America, Iberia

PARIS: The animated kids’ series Redakai, Conquer the Kairu, a Zodiak Kids/Marathon Media and Spin Master co-production, is headed to a number of new international broadcasters, including Cartoon Network Latin America. Along with Cartoon Network Latin America, Clan TV in Spain and Panda Biggs in Portugal also picked up the ...

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