Cynopsis: Kids

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!10/31/12 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, October 31, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing. Disney purchases Lucasfilm in a cash and stock deal valued at US $4 billion (half in cash and issuing about 40 million share at the closing of the deal). Lucasfilm is fully owned by Lucasfilm Chairman, CEO […]

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!10/30/12 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, October 30, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing. Germany-based Bertelsmann and UK-based Pearson are merging their trade-book publishing companies, Random House and Penguin Group respectively. Under the deal, which is expected to be finalized in the second half of 2013, Bertelsmann will own 53% and […]

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!10/29/12 Good morning. It’s Monday, October 29, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing. BabyFirst, the babies/toddlers/family aimed network, and Reader’s Digest are teaming up to produce a co-branded child development book series based on the BabyFirst’s programming. Set to launch in summer 2013, the first two books in the BabyFirst-Reader’s […]

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!10/26/12 Good morning. It’s Friday, October 26, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing. ZeptoLab, the company behind the game Cut the Rope, launches its new mixed live-action/animated series, Om Nom Stories, based on the little green monster from Cut the Rope, on the ZeptoLab YouTube channel. Set in a live-action […]

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!10/25/12 Good morning. It’s Thursday, October 25, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing. Atari signs an exclusive licensing deal with Hilco Brands, a unit of Hilco Trading, and joint venture partner Musterbrand, to handle Atari’s brand licensing in the US, Canada and Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, […]

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!10/24/12 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, October 24, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing. Fox International Channel‘s BabyTV Channel launches its new short-form CGI animated series Billy Bam Bam (5-minute episodes). Targeted to babies and toddlers, Billy Bam Bam is designed to encourage young kids to use their imagination and be […]

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!10/23/12 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, October 23, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing. Toronto-based Radical Sheep Productions (Stella and Sam, Yub Yubs, The Big Comfy Couch) acquires the rights to the graphic novel series Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian, by author/illustrator Michael Rex (Goodnight Goon, The Runaway Mummy). Under the deal Radical […]

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!10/22/12 Good morning. It’s Monday, October 22, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing. Degrassi reaches a major milestone, particularly in the tween/teen arena, this month with the 300th episode premiere in the US on TeenNick this Friday, October 26 at 9p. Over the years Degrassi, currently in its 12th seasons, […]

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!10/19/12 Good morning. It’s Friday, October 19, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing. Disney Interactive launches the new short form online animated video series, Disney Where’s My Water? Presents: Swampy’s Underground Adventures (12 episodes), at Disney.com and Disney’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/disneyshows. Disney also unveils plan to premiere […]

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Cynopsis: Kids!10/18/12 Good morning. It’s Thursday, October 18, 2012, and this is your first early morning briefing. CBeebies (UK) commissions kid-centric indie TV production company Darrall Macqueen (Baby Jake, Bear Behaving Badly, Smile, among others) to produce the new preschool drama, Topsy and Tim (60×11) as a co-production with Penguin. Based on the bestselling […]

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