Following a raft of multi-territory content deals with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, Millimages, CAKE, and EarthTree Media, kids TV & learning platform arrives in countries across Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Geographical Region: Africa
The Mill+ creates a host of colorful characters, including dancing camels, pirates, pharaohs and parrots, all led by a LEGO dragon which sweeps through the city, mimicking the iconic LEGOLAND rollercoaster ride.
European toy manufacturer Simba Dickie Group signs comprehensive master toy contract for kids’ CGI series ‘Wissper.’
Cape Town-based studio is currently in production with Magic Light Pictures on the animated adaptation of U.K. author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler’s best-selling children’s book, ‘Stick Man.’
Multiple award-winning studio uses fully GPU-accelerated, biased renderer Redshift to help create Cadbury “Womb.”
U.K.-based Jetpack Distribution picks up rights to preschool series ‘Justin Time’ in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
9 Story Entertainment licenses an additional 26 episodes of the animated comedy series ‘Camp Lakebottom’ to Disney XD in the U.S.
For the second year running, Triggerfish Animation Studios receives the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Animation for their second feature film, ‘Khumba.’
As part of the company’s transmedia strategy, Triggerfish Animation Studios partners with indie gaming outfit Sijo to release Khumba The Game.
DHX Media signs a number of international deals for its hugely successful series, Yo Gabba Gabba!, with broadcasters in several key territories committing to continue airing the show.
In preparation for the U.S. release of its second CG-animation feature, South Africa-based Triggerfish Animation Studios unveils the first official film trailer for Khumba.
Disney Channel acquires Guru Studio’s hit preschool show for its channels in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, extending the show’s reach throughout every continent.
International children’s channel KidsCo licenses CG-animated series Sendokai Champions from media agent Nottingham Forest.
Following a 15-year career at Disney, veteran executive Patricia Hidalgo joins Turner International as its SVP and chief kids content officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
IncrediBuild, an all-in-one solution, allows faster development time and reduction in build time for all game consoles.
Cape Town-based animation training institution The Animation School represents South Africa at the 2013 annual Annecy Festival, with Michael Hlatswayo, one of the school’s top three performing students, selected to attend the event.
RGH Entertainment eyes more magic from “The Wizard of Oz” creator with new animated feature film inspired by L. Frank Baum’s “Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.”
Gentlemen Scholar goes all out for QF Radio to create an elegant campaign blending visual representations of radio, tributes to the distinct cultural elements of Qatar with features from the radio station’s music, sports and entertainment programming.
Al Jazeera Children’s Channel acquires the rights to a selection of Disney’s popular kids and family content.
ASIFA Egypt organizes a workshop for African animators during the second edition of the Luxor African Film Festival, to be held March 15-24, 2013.