Category Archives: Industry News

Making Your Big Break In Kids Media

Eric and I recently received a lovely letter from someone in El Salvador. Claudia is a recent graduate who really wants to take her career into the world of children’s media and wanted some advice on how to get involved – what better reason to write a blog post? All the usual clichés of the […]

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

There’s nothing like an award show to get the blogging fingers twitching, and this Saturday, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be hosting the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, from UCLA. In keeping with the voting theme Eric and I have had going on the site for a while, I thought I’d share my thoughts about […]

Rating the ratings

In case you haven’t read my About section yet, something you should know about me is I originally grew up and worked in London before moving to America last year. I spent a lot of time in the States in the past, but it’s never quite the same as living in a new place. I […]

Insert token Oscar-related post here

Congratulations to Andrew Stanton for winning the Animated Feature award last night for Wall E. Will Disney Pixar’s upcoming flick, Up, win next year too or will Dreamworks reign supreme with Monsters Vs. Aliens?

Disney XD blasts off!

If you’ve spent some time working in the entertainment biz, chances are you’ve done some brainstorming, hopefully guided by audience research. Many teams begin optimistically, using phrases like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if…” or “What we really need to include is…” but then realities like budget constraints and impending deadlines begin to loom and parts […]

On the subject of kid’s game shows…

Here’s something with a little transatlantic flavor. First, the news. BBC Scotland has just had a new children’s game show commissioned for CBBC. TMi hosts, Sam and Mark will be hosting the series that, “Pits two families against each other in a variety of exciting and captivating tasks which test players’ ability to pass on […]

The 2009 Annie’s

Hollywood hosted the 36th Annual Annie Awards on Friday – the Academy Awards of the animation industry… unless you’re counting the actual Academy Awards that is. Hmmm. Anyway, it’s still an incredibly prestigious award, and this year Kung Fu Panda reigned victorious, beating stiff competition from the likes of Wall E and Bolt. Don’t get […]

New Tron game – Yay! Job losses – Boo!

Variety video games reporter, Ben Fritz has written a post about Disney Interactive starting to create a new Tron game, at the same time as laying off staff and generally tightening its belt. I left my two cents in a comment. There goes my hope of a Pete’s Dragon game being released anytime soon 🙁

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