TV Kids In-Demand: Comedy—Part 1
We’re featuring a slate of fantastic new shows in our latest round of In-Demand reports, just in time for MIPCOM and MIPJunior. In the first of two comedy reports, we spotlight ZDF Enterprises’ Scream Street, Guru Studio’s Big Blue, Studio 100 Media’s FriendZSpace and Mondo TV Group’s Monster Loving Maniacs.
Nickelodeon Orders More Ryan’s Mystery Playdate
Nickelodeon has ordered an additional 20 episodes for the fourth season of the preschool hit Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, bringing the total to 30 half-hour episodes.
Created and produced by pocket.watch, the live-action series follows Ryan as he tackles a series of imaginative, physical challenges and solves puzzles to reveal the identity of his playdate or their activity. Season four, Ryan’s Mystery Playdate: Level Up, will debut with a week of premieres starting September 27.
ZDFE Picks Up Shorty and the Legend of the Enchanted Reef
ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has taken on the international distribution rights for the animated film Shorty and the Legend of the Enchanted Reef.
The one-off animated movie tells the story of three fish friends who set out on a journey to find a new home, but their search leads them to the legendary Sunken City, the gateway to the last safe, untouched place in the oceans: the Enchanted Reef.
TV Kids Screenings Festival: Sinking Ship Entertainment
Sinking Ship Entertainment’s selections in the TV Kids Screenings Festival are intended to meet the needs of various broadcasters and platforms across demos, featuring a mix of live action and animation and targeting different demos, including preschoolers with Alma’s Way.
“Sinking Ship is proud to be showcasing an exceptional collection of new series and seasons,” says Kate Sanagan, head of sales and distribution. “Our offerings include the new PBS KIDS series Alma’s Way and BBC tween mystery series The Demon Headmaster, as well as the newest seasons of Odd Squad, Endlings, Lockdown and My Home, My Life!”
Jazwares Toy Line for Do, Re & Mi
Jazwares has launched an exclusive product line inspired by the Amazon original series Do, Re & Mi from Gaumont.
Geared toward preschoolers, the series centers on the musical adventures of three best birdie buddies voiced by Kristen Bell, Jackie Tohn and Luke Youngblood. The collectible plush toys are the first from the line to hit retail exclusively on Amazon, in conjunction with the series debut, with additional toys to follow on Amazon over the coming months.
MIPCOM Spotlight: GoldBee
GoldBee’s highlight Hoodie is a parkour-based live-action series that follows the story of Pieter and his friends, who secretly become crime fighters.
It now has two seasons and is aimed at tweens and teens.
Konami Cross Media NY & PhatMojo Pact for Yu-Gi-Oh!
Konami Cross Media NY has named Los Angeles-based PhatMojo as the new master toy licensee for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand.
Per the agreement, PhatMojo will produce a full range of Yu-Gi-Oh! toys at different price points, including playsets, action figures, plush toys and role-play items. The new Yu-Gi-Oh! toy line is slated to launch in 2022 for the holiday season at retailers in the U.S. and Canada.
MIPCOM Spotlight: Serious Kids
Girls of Olympus, a new animated fantasy-adventure series for kids aged 8 to 12, leads Serious Kids’ MIPCOM highlights.
The program “centers on themes such as friendship, love and bravery, which are conveyed through the fantastic adventures and everyday lives of three teenagers,” says Genevieve Dexter, founder and CEO.
Winsing Unveils New IP, Toy Line
At the Winsing 2021 New Toy Line Rollout Conference earlier this month, Winsing Animation unveiled the IP Super10 and rolled out its latest line of toys.
Co-developed by Winsing and the South Korean toy company Young Toys, Super10 tells the story of a group of kids who unintentionally awaken the titular beasts from thousands of years ago while on a journey into the past to collect the long-hidden Archean Stones.
MIPCOM Spotlight: Mediatoon Distribution
A kids’ comedy title that Mediatoon Distribution is bringing to the global market, Nicholas’ Fantastic Summer sees its titular protagonist enjoy time with his family at the beach, exploring places and finding new friends to play with.
“We believe that Nicholas will fit in very well alongside other iconic heroes such as Yakari, Samsam and Garfield,” says Jérôme Alby, managing director.