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  • Seize the moments
    Alona Abt of Hop! Media discusses the Israeli broadcaster’s efforts to help parents bond with their children and its approach to YouTube.
  • Netflix unveils preschool slate
    US streaming giant Netflix is launching seven original preschool series.
  • MipTV in bunker as Mipcom unbundled
    Reed Midem has confirmed radical structural changes to its annual MipTV event, including ending the controversial policy of forcing distributors to attend the market in order to maintain their spot for fellow Cannes conference Mipcom.
  • Feeling the squeeze
    Is the middle ground of children's animation in danger of being swallowed up by cheap content on YouTube and big-budget SVoD originals?
  • Spain's TV ON lines up animated sex ed
    Spanish outfit TV ON Producciones is creating a 2D animated sex education series for kids aged between nine and 14, a project it claims is a world first.
  • Sticking to reality
    Narrative-driven virtual reality remains relatively uncharted territory for the children's business, but many are plugging away to ensure the tech breaks out.
  • Netflix shares slide as US subs falter
    Netflix has seen its first drop in US subscribers and added fewer international customers than expected, causing its stock price to fall.
  • Deadly 'arson attack' at anime studio
    A suspected arson attack at Kyoto Animation in Japan has killed at least 23 people and injured dozens, local emergency officials have said.
  • Fox & Hare roam Europe, Asia
    Broadcasters in Europe and Asia have acquired Fox & Hare, the Benelux animated series based on popular forest fables.
  • Planeta Junior hires toon sales manager
    European children’s producer and distributor Planeta Junior has appointed an executive to manage international animation sales for TV and digital.
  • Hopster blasts preschool content
    UK-based SVoD service Hopster has criticised some of the most popular content for preschoolers for perpetuating gender stereotypes, sidelining BAME characters and portraying disability in a negative way.
  • Disney, Discovery board Dinosaur Train
    NEWS BRIEF: Disney Channel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Discovery Channel in MENA have acquired the fifth season of Dinosaur Train, which will debut this summer in the US on PBS Kids.
  • Shanghai surprise
    Shanghai Animation Film Studio aims to build on its reputation at home by bringing traditional Chinese animation with modern sensibilities to the world.
  • Many happy returns
    Marc Ceccarelli and Vince Waller, co-executive producers of SpongeBob SquarePants, reflect on 20 years of the iconic property.
  • Les Batelières toon studies Islam
    French prodco Les Batelières Productions is developing an animated series that aims to educate children about the history and teachings of Islam.
  • CN Studios grows Fungies! toon
    US kidscaster Cartoon Network has greenlit a new original series developed as part of its studio’s international artists initiative about a mushroom kid who lives in a prehistoric town.
  • Maybe Movies takes Calamity Jane to series
    French production house Maybe Movies is making a follow-up series to its forthcoming animated film based on the historical figure of Calamity Jane.
  • eOne appoints Asia sales director
    Transatlantic producer and distributor Entertainment One has hired a director of sales for Japan, Korea and pan-Asia, international distribution as part of the prodco's growth strategy.
  • Primal instinct
    Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky and Cartoon Network Studios art director Scott Wills discuss their long-term partnership and latest show, Primal.
  • Canuck Asylum seeker toon finds funding
    A Canadian broadcaster has helped finance a shortform animated series for children that tells the story of a young asylum seeker from Syria.
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