Josh Selig

TBI Kids Survey 2016: is a breakout global kids content hit coming?

It is hard to get new shows away, and even harder to get new shows to stand out when they do make it to air. Despite that and the lack of new global hits in recent times, the industry remains broadly positive that we will see a new breakout programme this year.   Generally, it […]

TBI Kids Survey 2016: What is the biggest issue facing the industry?

TBI asks the the most influential players in the kids business for their views on the hot-button topics that are defining the sector in 2016 and beyond Asking folks in the kids industry about the biggest challenge they face elicits a range of responses, most of which can be filed into two areas: funding and […]

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. […]

News brief: Little Airplane, SeaWorld prep eco preschooler

US producer Little Airplane Productions and entertainment company SeaWorld Kids are working on a 52x11mins toon series. Conservation-influenced Billy Green Builds! will launch to the international children’s TV market at MIPTV in April. It follows a seven year-old boy who, along with an animal sidekick and a transforming solar-paneled vehicle, travel the world creating environmentally […]

Amazon launches second wave of pilots

Amazon’s production arm Amazon Studios has debuted a host of new original programme pilots spanning comedy, drama and kids shows. The 10 pilots launched today on Amazon-owned VOD service Lovefilm in the UK and on Prime Instant Video in the US, with a selection of the shows that prove most popular due to be made […]

Amazon orders five more original series pilots

Amazon Studios has ordered five kids series pilots for Amazon Prime Instant Video service in the US. The streaming service has been moving into original production and testing pilots with subscribers who provide feedback online, helping the OTT provider make its final selection. The quintet of new shows are all aimed at kids aged 6-to-11. […]

Little Airplane making TV shows with pregnancy brand What to Expect

Kids producer Little Airplane has inked a deal with the What to Expect brand and the pair will develop and launch new kids shows. The projects will come under the What to Expect Jr. brand. It marks What to Expect’s first moves into TV. What to Expect is the pregnancy-focused publishing brand created by author […]

Studio 100 and Little Airplane making animated Bumba series

Studio 100 and Little Airplane are jointly producing a new animated Bumba series. The Studio 100 property is the top-ranked preschool brand in the Benelux region where there is a long-running puppet series featuring the clown character. It will now be reworked as an animated series for the international kids TV market. The producers plan […]