Disney Junior

Disney Junior exhibits Gigantosaurus, Simon

Disney Junior Worldwide has pre-bought new Cyber Group Studios preschool toon Gigantosaurus, and acquired another French preschool series, Simon. The deal covers all territories, excluding India and Taiwan. France Télévisions and Super RTL in Germany already have local rights in their respective territories. CGI series Gigantosaurus is based on books from author Jonny Duddle, with […]

Disney acquires Belarussian toon

Disney channels around the world have acquired a 52×3.5mins non-dialogue toon hailing from the little-known animation sector in Belarus. Disney Junior in the US is highest profile network to take Sunny Bunnies, which is from Belarus-based Digital Light Studio and sold internationally by London-based eastern Europe content specialist Media I.M. Disney CEEMEA (central and eastern […]

Sony Pictures buys into Genius

Sony Pictures’ home entertainment arm has bought into LA kids company Genius Brands International. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment previously had a multiyear marketing and distributing agreement with Genius for its Kid Genius and Baby Genius labels in North America, but will now rep all of the company’s brands in the US and Canada. Genius brands […]

Rai to put on PJ Masks

Rai has become the latest buyer of preschool superhero toon PJ Masks. The Italian pubcaster will put the popular show out on its Rai Yoyo kids net, which will show it four times a day. The series goes out on pay in Italy on the Disney Junior channel, with the Yoyo deal the first in […]

Sky Kids App launches in Germany, Austria

Sky has launched its new Sky Kids App in Germany and Austria, offering content from its portfolio of children’s channels – including Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, and Disney XD. Sky Germany said that 2,000 episodes will be available at launch with programmes on the service including Maya the Bee (pictured), Vicky the Viking and […]

Disney Lat-Am buys Tip the Mouse

Disney Junior has taken regional rights to animated preschool series Tip the Mouse for Latin America. The deal, with German distributor m4e, gives Disney exclusive rights to the show on pay TV throughout the region. “We are very happy that Disney Junior Latin America has picked up this preschool property for Latin America and especially […]

Disney Junior buys first Chinese toon

Pay TV channel Disney Junior has acquired P. King Duckling, a US-Chinese coproduction from UYoung Animation and Josh Selig’s Little Airplane Productions. The deal covers the US, Latin America, India, South Korea and southeast Asia, and marks the first time Disney Junior has aired a Chinese-produced toon. These territories begin broadcasting it late next year. […]

Disney takes eOne toon global

The Walt Disney Company will launch an animated superhero toon from Entertainment One Family around the world. PJ Masks will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the US and France 5 on September 18, after which it will roll out on Disney Junior networks globally. The preschool show, based on French author Romuald […]

DHX preps share issue

Canada and US-listed DHX Media has launched a share offer and will use the proceeds, among other things, for potential acquisitions. The company, shares in which started trading on the US-based NASDAQ exchange last month, said its public share offering will comprise 8,700,000 variable voting shares and common voting shares in the kids and family […]

Family Jr. adds to pre-launch line-up

Soon-to-launch Canadian kids channel Family Jr. has added another series to its line-up. The DHX Media-owned channel last week added the new version of Teletubbies to its fall launch slate, and will now get another Anne Wood-created show, the 50x11mins stop-motion preschooler Twirlywoos. DHX acquired the commercial rights to Wood’s UK indie Ragdoll Productions in […]

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