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Lisa Henson

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids.   From the 1960s through till his untimely death in 1990, Jim Henson was behind some of the most iconic characters in kids’ and family entertainment: Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie, The Muppet Show’s Kermit the Frog, the ...

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Joe Godwin

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids.   The U.K. is one of just a few markets in the world where Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network haven’t managed to take the lead ahead of local incumbents in the competitive kids’ TV landscape. In the ten ...

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Carlos Biern

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids.   In the highly competitive kids’ business, which has seen a number of companies fall by the wayside in the last few years, reaching 40 is a major milestone. Spain’s BRB Internacional heads into MIP Junior armed with ...

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Haim Saban

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Kids.   More than 20 years ago, Haim Saban spotted a children’s show in Japan and saw the international appeal of a group of teens who “morphed” into superheroes and fought evil in an attempt to make the world ...

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40 Years of BRB Internacional

In the highly competitive kids’ business, which has seen a number of companies fall by the wayside in the last few years, reaching 40 is a major milestone. Spain’s BRB Internacional heads into MIP Junior armed with four decades of experience producing top-quality children’s fare. The company, led by CEO ...

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Alphanim’s Pierre Belaïsch

Now in its 15th year, Alphanim, which is owned by the European movie powerhouse Gaumont Group, is one of France’s leading producers and distributors of animation, with a catalogue that includes the global hit Galactik Football. Pierre Belaïsch, who joined the outfit last year as managing director, shares with TV ...

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Jeffrey Conrad

For more than 100 years American Greetings Corporation has been producing greeting cards for the global market. In that process, it has created some indelible characters, including Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears, among numerous others. AG Properties (AGP), under the leadership of president and chief creative officer, Jeffrey Conrad, has ...

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Nigel Pickard

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2012 issue of TV Kids.   Having spent time at CITV and CBBC, Nigel Pickard has firsthand experience of what kids’ broadcasters are looking for. He has brought this experience to bear at Zodiak Media Group, where he serves as the CEO of ...

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Stan Lee

Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and Thor are all characters that started out in comic books and have since become multimillion-dollar franchises encompassing animated series, blockbuster live-action theatricals, video games, toys and more. All of those, and many others, were co-created by legendary comic-book artist Stan Lee during his long ...

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Top TV Kids Videos of 2011

TV Kids Weekly profiled a variety of leading executives in the kids’ business this year, from top channel operators to innovative producers to market-leading distributors. As the year comes to a close, here’s a recap of our top video interviews of 2011.   Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh The ...

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