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BBC Signs New Kids’ Content Deal with Amazon Prime

BBC Worldwide has recently inked a new multi-year licensing deal with Amazon Prime Video, covering a wide range of TV properties from CBeebies and CBBC for the UK and Ireland. This licensing deal is BBC Worldwide’s first children’s package to be made available to Amazon Prime’s SVOD service in the aforementioned regions. “The deal reflects the growing investment that leading streaming ...


Danger Mouse Returns for 2nd Season

Fremantle Media Kids & Family and CBBC have jointly announced the return of the World’s Greatest Secret Agent, Danger Mouse, for its 2nd season of animated adventures. The season was ordered by CBBC Controller Cheryl Taylor and is part of Fremantle Media kids & Family’s 5-year co pro partnership with BBC Children’s. The new Danger Mouse series debuted back in September 2015 and ...


The Deep Gears Up for CBBC

Technicolor and DHX Media have made an agreement with BBC (U.K.) to bring the underwater animated adventure series The Deep to CBBC starting this month. The Deep is produced by A Stark Production (Australia) and DHX Media (Canada) and it is based on the graphic novel series created by Tom Taylor, published by Gestalt Comics and illustrated by James Brouwer. Taylor also serves as the lead writer ...


CBBC Launching First Animated Series Pilot Initiative, ANIM8

CBBC, with help from BBC Worldwide, will be giving UK creators some much-needed boost when it launches its first ever animated series pilot initiative, dubbed ANIM8. Under the initiative, the network is encouraging UK creators to send character-driven animated comedy pitches their way. The chosen ones will be funded for development. ANIM8 is now open to pitches that target older kids with humor, ...


CBBC, CBeebies Commission JAM’s Little Roy and its Spin-Off

Dublin’s JAM Media has got a good deal going on right now, scoring a cross-over commission from both CBBC and its CBeebies arm for the live-action/animation hybrid series Little Roy, spurred on by the success of the preschool series Roy, which is currently airing on CBBC. Little Roy focuses on the titular 5 year old boy as he goes on a journey of self discovery through imaginative play. The ...


New Trailer for Danger Mouse Reboot

The Danger Mouse reboot’s September 28th reboot on CBBC is looming, and what better to get fans excited than to release a brand-spanking new trailer, which you can watch below. The rebooted Danger Mouse series will showcase a sleeker art style that doesn’t really deviate too much from the original, and will feature an impressive voice cast that includes the likes of Stephen Fry and Lena ...

BBC Inks Licensing Deals for Something Special

The BBC Children’s Division gets a new CEO

So many changes are a foot, and there will be more in the months ahead. The BBC has appointed Alice Webb, currently chief operating officer of the UK pubcaster’s northern England operations, as the new director of its children’s division. Webb will replace Joe Godwin at the end of February, taking over responsibility for the corporation’s two children’s channels, CBeebies and CBBC. Kay ...


Stephen Fry Joins Danger Mouse Cast

Veteran actor, comedian, and presenter Stephen Fry has been announced as a new addition to the voice cast of the new animated iteration of Danger Mouse, which is coming to CBBC in the UK next year. Fry will be lending his voice to the character Colonel K, which is an elderly chinchilla and a pillar of the British Secret Service. ...


CBBC Acquires The Rubbish World of David Spud

CBBC has recently acquired Ed Foster’s new 26 x 11 minute animated series titled The Rubbish World of Dave Spud, a show that the artist/creator describes as “No matter how horrible things get for Dave, there’s always room for them to get worse!” The Rubbish World of Dave Spud is produced by UK studio The Illuminated Film Company (The Little Princess, Christmas Carol: The Movie, ...


Shaun the Sheep Returns to CBBC

Aardman Animation’s preschool hit, Shaun the Sheep, will be returning to the UK small screens this month via 20 new episodes. The titular denizen of MossyBottom Farm will be kicking off his third season today, February 25 at 3:15pm on the CBBC. The third season of Shaun the Sheep will consist of 20 x 7 minute episodes that continue to focus on Shaun and his farm buddies as they cause all sorts ...

BBC to Remove Children's Blocks

BBC to Remove Children’s Blocks

The BBC Trust has recently confirmed that BBC One and Two will no longer be showing children’s programs after the org’s digital switchover. This affects popular kids’ shows such as Horrible Histories and Blue Peter, which will both be moved to CBBC and CBeebies for good. The removal of children’s programming blocks is part of BBC’s cost cutting measures. ...

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