Moonbug Picks Up South African Series, ‘Supa Strikas’
 Moonbug acquired the popular South African video series and one of the largest circulating monthly comics in the world, Supa Strikas.   The acquisition of the digital and linear sports brand furthers the company’s mission to create and broaden the reach of quality content that kids are passionate about.   “Soccer is the most beloved sport around the world, but there is a major whitespace in terms of fictional soccer content for…
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My Little Pony to Take Stage in 2020
Hasbro and Mills Entertainment announced the inaugural U.S. tour of My Little Pony Live, set to premiere March 2020. Inspired by the My Little Pony’s signature themes of friendship and magic, the original stage production features the “the Mane Six” fan-favorite pony character: Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash. Rounding out the lineup is Spike the Dragon from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic television series, which…
Nelvana Launches Mandarin YouTube Channel
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has launched a Mandarin YouTube Channel, Red Bear Animation (红熊动画), featuring several of the company’s shows.   The launch builds on Nelvana’s strategy to strengthen its online fanbase internationally, leveraging its catalog of children’s shows. The company has already earned two Gold Play Buttons from YouTube, as recognition of its most popular channels, for its Treehouse Direct Español and Treehouse Direct Brasil channels, which have more than one million subscribers each.…
Kabillion, XUMO Form Strategic Partnership
The independently owned VOD Kabillion network is now available on XUMO’s U.S.-based smart TV channel lineup for viewers to instantly access and conveniently stream. Through the new partnership, XUMO’s audience can watch the network’s children’s content that includes both new and classic animated programming via smart TV and streaming media devices.   By adding the Kabillion and its Girls Rule! channels to its platform, XUMO delivers an extensive library of…