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Hollywood Compassion Coalition Launches Its ‘Research Corner’ That Highlights Studies on Entertainment’s Effect on Society

Hollywood Compassion Coalition (HCC) is thrilled to announce the launch of its Research Corner, a dedicated compilation of global studies that breaks down the effects media and entertainment have on society. HCC is a nonprofit organization and entertainment industry movement that inspires positive social change founded in compassion.

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Yeti Farm Creative Partner Jay Surridge Now CCO, Stephanie Marcott Named International Recruiter

Yeti Farm Creative, an artist-driven studio and one of Canada’s most robust animation pipelines, is making strategic moves to facilitate the company’s continued expansion and development of its own intellectual properties (IP) as well as its work as a sought-after service studio. The company has restructured its management team, with partner Jay Surridge as Chief Creative Officer, responsible for shepherding in a new production and development slate, and tapping Stephanie Marcott (formerly of Method Studios, Framestore, DNEG) as international recruiter to manage talent acquisition. Known for its proprietary 2D Sweet Tweets series along with its production of 2D animation hits Hotel Transylvania and Pete the Cat, Yeti Farm Creative has also recently moved its operations to a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology to better support its growing production needs.

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Global Sensation Bluey Launches Season Two on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer

Season two of the global-hit animation Bluey is set to receive its UK free-to-air premiere on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer on Monday 1 August. The first Season proved a huge hit with UK fans, being streamed more than 97m times on BBC iPlayer since its launch on iPlayer in April last year.

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Toonz Media Group partners with Leadbelly Productions and NXT GEN Brand Marketing for Creepy Candy

Global kids and family entertainment major Toonz Media Group is partnering with Leadbelly Productions to co-produce a brand-new animation property titled Creepy Candy. Developed by multi-award-winning creator and founding president of Leadbelly Productions, Alan Jude Summa, Creepy Candy is targeted at children ages 4-11. Season one of the 2D animation show will include 26 episodes of 3 minutes and is slated to be launched in October 2022. The project’s first phase will also include producing a 30 minute Halloween special episode to be released in October 2023.

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Live Nation, Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and BBC Studios Launch ‘Hey Duggee the Live Theater Show’

Hey Duggee – the hit children’s TV show – is to tour the UK for the first time ever in a vibrant and new interactive stage show. Visiting 24 theatres with almost 100 dates the tour marks the biggest ever theatre production of its kind for Live Nation in the UK. Adapted from the smash hit TV series, Hey Duggee the Live Theater Show will tour the UK from December through to summer 2023 and includes a four-week residency at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall (London) this Christmas.

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WildBrain and Peacock Partner on Caillou for New CG-Animated Series and Five Family Specials

WildBrain Limited, a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, has partnered with NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock, to produce 52 new 11-minute episodes of the beloved animated series, Caillou. In addition, Peacock will become the home for five previously announced 44-minute Caillou family specials, currently in production.

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PBS KIDS Unveils New Logo, Branding for New Generation of Kids and Families

PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for children, has announced a comprehensive update to its logo for the first time in two decades. The new logo, set to debut on July 19, builds on an expanded graphics package that began rolling out last year, which features a bright updated color palette and an array of people and environments. The refreshed look is designed to build on the equity and strength of the PBS KIDS brand and optimized for today’s digitally-focused kids and families.

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PBS Kids Summer Celebration Plans Special Molly of Denali / Chris and Martin Kratt Crossover Episode

Things are about to get “wild” on the hit animated PBS KIDS’ series, Molly of Denali, when everyone’s favorite creature adventurers, Chris and Martin Kratt (their animated selves) – visit Alaska in a very special and brand-new crossover episode premiering Monday, July 18.