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12/17/14: Elf on Shelf pops up on Sprout; Saban splits programming, licensing units; Hearst-DWA make Awesome plans

Elf on the Shelf making mischief on Sprout.

CYNOPSISKIDS! 12.17.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, December 17, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing. A Note to our Readers As of January 2015, we will be incorporating news from the kids’ content business into the flagship edition of Cynopsis; so instead of Cyn Kids weekly, look for your updates regularly in Cynopsis. [...]

12/10/14: ION shuffles Qubo to Sundays, CynKids cross-platform content webinar is TODAY, Nick opens 2015 Animated Shorts & Writing programs

ION moves Qubo block to Sunday mornings.

CYNOPSISKIDS! 12.10.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, December 10, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS ION Television is shuffling its child-centric Qubo Kids Corner weekly three-hour programming block from Fridays to Sundays beginning Jan. 4. The block features three educational and informational series–Dive Olly Dive, Harry and His Bucket Full [...]

12/03/14: Sneak peak at All Hail King Julien; Don’t miss CynKids cross-platform storytelling webinar; Viacom SVP Tony Maxwell jumps from VH1 to Nick

Genius Brands picks publisher for Secret Millionaires Club book line.

CYNOPSISKIDS! 12.03.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, December 3, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing.  TODAY’S TOP NEWS King Julien is ready for his Netflix coronation. Much-touted Madagascar spinoff series All Hail King Julien, from DreamWorks Animation, bows on the service Dec. 19. Voice cast includes Danny Jacobs as King Julien, Henry Winkler [...]

11/26/14: New Care Bears series headed exclusively to Netflix; Marvel, Scholastic, Guru, BabyFirst execs convene for CynKids Storytelling Webinar; Nelvana brands to get their own digital platform

Tony Bennett jazzes up new Wallykazam! holiday special.

CYNOPSISKIDS! 11.26.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, November 26, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS The Care Bears are the latest kids property to head to Netflix with an original series. Netflix and AG Properties are teaming up for Care Bears and Cousins, slated to premiere in early 2016. The [...]

11/19/14: Cupcake grows a Little Bit bigger; live-action in the spotlight at Nick; Nelvana dreams up two new series; PBS Kids signs first digital brand partner

A fantastical island and a yeti summer camp are the settings for two new series on the way from Nelvana.

CYNOPSIS KIDS! 11.19.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, November 19, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS Cupcake Digital continues to sweeten its pot with the acquisition yesterday of Little Bit Studio, developer of the popular Bugs and Buttons app series. This is Cupcake’s second acquisition this year, following the purchase [...]

11/12/14: The buzz on Bee & PuppyCat; Street talk, Sesame style; Netflix lines up next wave of kids originals; Anthony Bourdain’s next part is known

A Guru-produced Justin Time spinoff headed to Netflix.

CYNOPSISKIDS! 11.12.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, November 12, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS The sweetest sting: Bee & PuppyCat, the animated series from Adventure Time artist Natasha Allegri, hit 1.6 million views and counting in the first 72 hours after its Nov. 6 debut on Channel Frederator’s Cartoon [...]

11/05/14: Frederator, Sony Animation mine toon gold; PBS Kids tries different digital tact for new Thomas season; Cartoon Net’s not kissing and telling

There’s a new release plan for the new season of Thomas & Friends.

CYNOPSISKIDS! 11.05.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, November 5, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS Frederator Studios is back on the prowl for cartoon greatness. Fred Seibert’s studio is partnering with Sony Pictures Animation for its sixth digital cartoon incubator, GO! Cartoons. Sony will fund 12 animated shorts, each five [...]

10/29/14: KidQuest scores Garfield, Doozers, more; Disney preps Sofia primetime special; PBS Kids tries new tact to woo fans to new series

Garfield among new brands hitting KidQuest.

CYNOPSISKIDS! 10.29.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, October 29, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS Launched only three months ago, KidQuest, the app providing interactive children’s crafts, experiments, and activities, notched partnerships with four established kids brands: Garfield, Jim Henson’s Doozers, Peep and the Big Wide World, and Fetch! With [...]

10/22/14: Not Dish-ing up Cartoon; Nick gets in the ring with WWE; Sesame Workshop explores speech recognition; Discovery Family names programming chief

Sarah Davies to helm production at newly minted Discovery Family Channel.

CYNOPSISKIDS! 10.22.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, October 22, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing. TODAY’S TOP NEWS Nickelodeon and WWE are getting in the ring together, bringing WWE’s kids property WWE Slam City to the new NickSports block that airs Wednesdays 9-11p on Nicktoons. The short-form series, comprising two-minute shorts featuring WWE [...]

10/15/14: Turner retools Boomerang again; TV forecast for Cloudy With A Chance; who’s playing Dewey in Nick’s School of Rock; Time Out With Litton’s Dave Morgan

Get the forecast for Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, the TV show.

CYNOPSIS KIDS! 10.15.14 Good morning.It’s Wednesday, October 15, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing.   TODAY’S TOP NEWS After opening its doors to ad sales and promotional opportunities in the States earlier this year, Turner is re-launching Cartoon Network sibling Boomerang as a global animation network grounded in classic toons (like Tom [...]

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