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9 Story Sells Wild Kratts Internationally

TORONTO: Wild Kratts, an animated kids’ comedy action series, has been sold by 9 Story Entertainment into territories in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East. Co-produced by The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment, Wild Kratts was created by Martin and Chris Kratt, two brothers who are zoologists. ...

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Brown Johnson Out at Nickelodeon, Russell Hicks Elevated

LOS ANGELES: Russell Hicks has been assigned to the newly created role of president of content development and production for the Nickelodeon Group, while Brown Johnson, who has served as president of animation, exits the company. Hicks continues to report to Cyma Zarghami, the president of the Nickelodeon Group. In ...

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TOMY & Jim Henson Expand Pajanimals Agreement

HOLLYWOOD: The Jim Henson Company has made TOMY International the global master toy licensing agent for its Pajanimals brand. Since 2011 TOMY International has been the master toy licensee for Pajanimals in the U.S. As part of the multi-year deal with The Jim Henson Company, TOMY International will create Pajanimals-inspired ...

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YFE Readies Heroes of the City for MIP Junior

MUNICH: Your Family Entertainment (YFE) has completed the first season of 26 14-minutes episodes for the 3D animated series Heroes of the City. The show centers on Paulie Police Car and Fiona Fire Engine, among others, who are friends and city heroes. They all work together to overcome challenges. YFE ...

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Video Interview: CAKE’s Edward Galton

NEW YORK: Edward Galton, the chief commercial officer and managing director of CAKE, talks to TV Kids about what it takes to cut through the clutter in the kids’ industry nowadays.   Having been in business since 2002, CAKE has seen many changes in the kids’ industry over the last decade. ...

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Season Three of Dance Academy Coming to ABC3

SYDNEY: Australia’s ABC3 is getting a third season of the teen drama Dance Academy, scheduled to premiere in 2013. The show, starring Xenia Goodwin, is about a group of friends striving to become professional dancers. Dance Academy, produced by Werner Film Productions, was recently sold to Teen Nick in the U.S. ...

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9 Story Appoints NCircle for Wibbly Pig DVD Sales

TORONTO: 9 Story Entertainment has tapped NCircle Entertainment to manage the home-entertainment sales for its animated preschool comedy Wibbly Pig in the U.S. The series is co-produced by 9 Story with Wish Films. It was originally commissioned by CBeebies, TVO and Knowledge Network. Wibbly Pig is currently seen in more than ...

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New Season of Waybuloo to Premiere on CBeebies

MIAMI: CBeebies is slated to debut the new season of Waybuloo later this week. Waybuloo follows the adventures of Yojojo, Lau Lau, Nok Tok and De Li in Nara, a magical universe. The children’s series aims to teach its young viewers about cooperation, happiness and friendship. New episodes of Waybuloo will ...

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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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