On Thursday, June 2, 2011, I attended Kidscreen’s day long “everything you wanted to know about apps but were afraid to ask” workshop. It was great! Not only did it cover the basics, the companies attending and panelists were top-notch and the focus was on making better apps for our kids audience. Held at the beautiful Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, the group was small and intimate and there was plenty of time to network.The attendees were an interesting mishmash as we all convened from our different backgrounds—kids programming, gaming, educators, researchers, etc.—to learn about this new, historically expanding space. How does it work? Who are the best companies in the field? What are the best games? What are the problems facing this new fantastically fast-growing field?
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WGBH Boston and DHX Media announced today that they have begun production of the fourth season of the popular PBS KIDS animated preschool show Martha Speaks.
Every animation studio would quite literally kill to have their work playing in cinemas alongside some of the greatest Hollywood kid’s movies, including smash hits from Pixar and DreamWorks.
Corus Entertainment is pleased to announce that its popular Kids Can Press title book character Scaredy Squirrel is starring in his very own animated series.
Nickelodeon Consumer Products UK today confirms a licensing deal with leading children’s book and magazine publisher, DC Thomson, to produce the first ever magazine devoted to Nickelodeon.
At GDC, Nickelodeon unveiled the new family-friendly MMO MONKEY QUEST, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
In its premiere week, Disney Junior delivered Disney Channel’s best ratings ever in the daypart among Kids 2-5 (474,000/2.8 rating) and Boys 2-5 (262,000/3.0 rating), and posted the second-best weekly ratings ever among Girls 2-5 (212,000/2.6 rating).
Amazing Kids! (www.amazing-kids.org) and Perry’s Previews (www.perryspreviews.com) announced that entries are now being accepted for their first-ever “Amazing Kids!’ Perrific Oscar Picks!” Contest. Amazing Kids! and Perry’s Previews are challenging kids and teens worldwide, ages 6-17, to predict the Oscar® winner for Best Animated Feature of 2010 for the upcoming 83rd Academy Awards and make their voice heard.
Corus Entertainment’s Kids Can Press, Nelvana Studio and Treehouse are pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Franklin, one of the world’s most adored preschool characters, with the release of a special edition of Franklin in the Dark, the re-release of 12 classic Franklin stories – available in stores today – and the Treehouse premiere of the new CGI-animated series Franklin and Friends on Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m. ET.
The Banff World Media Festival is pleased to welcome Margaret Loesch - President and CEO of The Hub television network - as the Kids & Animation Keynote at this year's Festival in June, 2011.
Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ brand and largest producer of television animation in the world, has picked up a ninth season of the hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, it was announced today by Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group.
HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children’s entertainment, is expanding its reach in digital entertainment with the launch of a brand new series of Thomas & Friends™ story-inspired mobile and tablet applications by developer ScrollMotion.
Cartoon Network and Kids Foot Locker are coming together for the first-ever Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards to provide one lucky viewer the opportunity to attend the awards show in early 2011.
KidScreen Summit 2011 is offering delegates a comprehensive conference program featuring unparalleled access to some of the world’s leading kids entertainment executives and networking opportunities designed to inform, inspire and invigorate new business.
Scorching away all competition across its 90-minute original movie premiere (7-8:30 p.m.), Cartoon Network’s FIREBREATHER ranked as Wednesday’s (Nov. 24) #1 telecast of the night among all kids and boys demos ages 2-11, 6-11, 9-14 and 12-17 vs. all television networks, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Cartoon Network is ordering new seasons of the much-loved and hugely successful Monday night animated comedy series Adventure Time, Regular Show and MAD; it was announced today by Cartoon Network chief content officer Rob Sorcher.
Principal photography is underway in Austin, Texas on Dimension Film’s family action adventure, “Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World,” being directed by Robert Rodriguez (“Sin City,” The “Spy Kids” Trilogy) from his own screenplay.
Deadline.com reports that British anthropologist/author Desmond Morris told the BBC that musical fantasies, such as those from Walt Disney, could be good for child development.
Scholastic Media, the entertainment and media division of Scholastic Inc., produces award-winning, top-rated kids' television shows for broadcast and cable channels.
SPY KIDS mom Carla Gugino is set to star in Fox's adaptation of MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS, reports Variety.
THE SOUP's Joel McHale is in talks to play Jessica Alba's husband in SPY KIDS 4: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD, reports Variety.
Rick DeMott chats with Dora the Explorer co-creator Valerie Walsh Valdes to discuss the impact the decade old series has had on television and American culture.
The stars of Scholastic Media’s hit series Maya & Miguel are eager to get kids up and exercising as part of “Move It with Maya & Miguel” Week September 20-28, 2010.