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Studio 100 acquires Little Airplane Productions

Studio 100 has taken over kids prodco Little Airplane Productions. With this US acquisition, Belgium’s Studio 100 is taking a step further into international expansion. Little Airplane Productions is known for the series Wonder Pets, Small Potatoes, Super Wings, P. King Duckling and many others, all original productions created from scratch for broadcasters around the […]

Elmendorff leaves Studio 100

Patrick Elmendorff has resigned as CEO of kids producer and distributor Studio 100 Media. Veteran kids exec Elmendorff came to Studio 100 from EM.Entertainment, which Studio 100 subsequently bought. He has been at the company for nine years, latterly as managing director. Studio 100 said that the outgoing exec will ‘focus on his new job […]

Discovery Kids brings Nils to India

Discovery Communications has acquired animated series Nils Holgersson for its kids net in India. Discovery Kids India has bagged exclusive local rights to the upcoming show, which is based upon the book by Nobel Prize-winning Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf. The CGI series is currently in production. It is distributed by Studio 100 Media, which struck […]

Studio 100 buys M4E

Europe’s Studio 100 has acquired a majority interest in Germany’s m4E. Belgium-based Studio 100 has taken a 68% holding in the brand management and production firm for an undisclosed amount. The deals sees M4E founders and principal shareholders Hans Ulrich Stoef, Michael Büttner, Oliver Jansen and Cees Wessels (the latter through his associated companies TSC […]

New kids channel for Studio 100, beIN

Europe’s Studio 100 and beIN Sports are launching a new kids channel, beJunior. The service will target viewers in the Middle East and North Africa, with producer and distributor Studio 100 partnering with Qatari-owned beIN. The channel will be on the beIN Media Group’s pay platform in the MENA region, with Studio 100 providing its […]

Maya the Bee buzzes for Disney

Disney has acquired CGI kids series Maya the Bee. The show will go out on the Disney Junior preschool channel in the region. Disney bought the series from Studio 100, which distributes the series and produces it out of its French studio. In France the series goes out on commissioning broadcasters TF1 and in Germany […]

Jo Daris joins m4e

German based kids producer and distributor m4e has hired Jo Daris. He will take on a business development and strategy role at m4e having left Studio 100 last year. The German firm said Daris will work on expanding its international activities. During his time at Studio 100 Daris worked on the acquisition of E.M.Entertainment and […]

Studio 100 launches film division

Kids producer and distributor Studio 100 has launched a new movie division, Studio 100 Film. The new unit’s first project will be the Maya the Bee feature. It has international rights to Maya the Bee – Movie. The company said that the launch “formalises Studio 100 Media’s strategic plans for growth into the movie business […]

News brief: Studio 100’s Faetkenheuer transfers to Flying Bark

Flying Bark Productions has hired Raphaela Faetkenheuer as marketing manager. She joins from producer and distributor Studio 100, where she was marketing and brand manager. Sydney-based Australian producer and distributor Flying Bark is owned by Studio 100. In her new role Faetkenheuer will work across marketing, PR and distribution. She will report to company managing […]

Seven Network buys Woodlies special

Australian free-to-air network Seven has acquired a feature-length instalment of animated property The Woodlies. Seven Network has already aired the regular The Woodlies animated series. It will air the The Woodlies Movie in late February. The animated property, about a group of trolls and based on the Cornelia Funke novel No Cookies for Troll, is […]