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Disney Junior to celebrate Puppy Day by telecasting Puppy Dog Pals

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In its intention to celebrate National Puppy Day, Disney Junior has announced the debut of its new animated series Puppy Dog Pals. The show will premiere on April 14 with two back-to-back episodes on the channel. Puppy Dog Pals follows two pug brothers, Bingo and Rolly, as they go on adventures in their neighborhood and around the world. Each episode features two 11-minute stories that focus on friendship, problem-solving and collaboration. On April 7, games and activities featuring Bingo and Rolly will be available on the Disney Junior App and on DisneyJunior.com. Brand extensions from Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI)—including activity and story books—will be available in June, while apparel and toys inspired by the series will launch in August. Created by comedia
Federation Kids & Family sells The Ollie & Moon Show to two channels; one each in Italy and Finland

Federation Kids & Family sells The Ollie & Moon Show to two channels; one each in Italy and Finland

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Premium kids content producer and distributor Federation Kids & Family and its sister production company Cottonwood Media have announced a further sale of The Ollie & Moon Show (52 x 11) to Super! (Italy) and YLE (Finland). Produced by Cottonwood Media, The Ollie & Moon Show features a couple of curious, globe-trotting cats who drag their upper-pre-school audience with them on their travels around the world introducing them to the joys of unlikely friendships and global citizenship. Kids join them on their vivid adventures around the world – enjoying the fun that comes from discovering new food, language, cities, customs, and friends. Designed to show kids the world in a funny and engaging way, The Ollie & Moon Show is edutainment at its very best. The latest deals add
Toca TV takes a bow; to shut shop soon

Toca TV takes a bow; to shut shop soon

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Toca TV, the SVOD service launched by Spin Master-owned Toca Boca last year, will cease operations on March 31. Launched with the intention of entertaining kids between five to nine, Toca TV was incidentally the Swedish app developer’s first foray into kid’s video offering thousands of pieces of licensed content and a raft of exclusive originals.   Following a June debut in Canada and a global rollout four months later, Toca TV was quick to secure third-party deals with leading MCNs like DreamWorksTV and BroadbandTV while also partnering with 100-plus indie creators. But according to CEO Bjorn Jeffery of Toca Boca, nine months after the launch, things weren’t falling as easily into place on the subscription front. “While we saw a lot of engagement with our content, the subscrip
Two WB animation series to air on Boomerang this June

Two WB animation series to air on Boomerang this June

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          Besides making their debut on Boomerang’s brand-new US SVOD service this spring, WB Animation’s original series Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races will also join Boomerang’s global linear TV channel in June. Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz, a comedic fantasy series based on the L. Frank Baum book series, follows the titular character after she has defeated the Wicked Witch and is appointed the Princess of Emerald City. Wacky Racers, a reboot of the slapstick Hanna-Barbera series, follows Penelope Pitstop, a formidable racer who helps save others. The two series will be available in the US exclusively on the SVOD that will house more than 5,000 titles made by Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM Animation. Meanwhile it is being underst
Disney announces two of their series would be returning this year on Disney Junior

Disney announces two of their series would be returning this year on Disney Junior

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  Going by the Disney Media Sales and Marketing’s month-long presentations, the House of Mouse has announced that Mickey and the Roadster Racers and The Lion Guard will be returning for additional seasons on Disney Junior. Mickey and the Roadster Racers, which has reached more than 41 million US viewers since its January premiere, has been given a go ahead for a second season while a third season of The Lion Guard is also in the pipeline. The latter, which will debut a second season this summer, ranked as 2016′s number-one series across preschooler networks in total viewers and kids ages two to five. The pickups come as Disney continues to woo advertisers and sponsors during its annual kids upfront period and they are among the 12 new series, 28 current series, and three new orig
Second season of Disney’s Walk the Prank to start airing on April 1

Second season of Disney’s Walk the Prank to start airing on April 1

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The second season of Disney XD’s hidden-camera series Walk the Prank is slated to air on April 1. On the day, also known as All Fool’s Day, the channel will telecast two back-to-back episodes which will also premiere on the Disney XD app, VOD channel and YouTube page. Disney XD will also play an all-day Walk the Prank marathon including the popular episodes from season one. Walk the Prank stars Cody Veith as Chance, Bryce Gheisar as Herman, Jillian Shea Spaeder as Bailey, Brandon Severs as Dusty and Tobie Windham as Uncle Will. The to-air second season includes guest stars like Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden as well as athletes of NFL and WWE. The series has been created and executively produced by Adam Small of Mad TV and Trevor Moore, known for Whitest Kids U Know. The seri
Disney sets US on-demand premiere date of Andi Mock for March 10

Disney sets US on-demand premiere date of Andi Mock for March 10

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  The Disney Channel has tentatively set the US on-demand premiere date of Andi Mack, a new single-cam, live-action series by Terri Minsky, creator of Lizzie McGuire on March 10. Andi Mack features Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the 13-year-old titular character who along with her free-spirited sister, charts teen life living with overprotective parents. The action series has been produced by Horizon Productions and executively produced by Michelle Manning, Minsky and Phil Baker. Aimed for children between six- to 14-year-olds, the show will make its initial debut on the Disney Channel App, Disney.com, Disney Channel, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. The Disney Channel television premiere of the series will follow on April 7. It may be known that the show was greenlit in Augus
Throwback Thursday – 5 Doordarshan TV Shows That Will Make 90s Kids Nostalgic

Throwback Thursday – 5 Doordarshan TV Shows That Will Make 90s Kids Nostalgic

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With the news of SRK’s Circus back on Doordarshan (DD), we think DD is on a major nostalgia spree. DD and its iconic shows are always our favorite. With the Indian TV Industry growing, we still love DD for its awesome old shows which are truly treasure trove. According to new agency reports, DD is also planning to bring back some shows on the channel due to the tremendous amount of requests for the programmes which are still fresh in the minds of people. Here we list out 5 awesome DD shows that will definitely make you smile while we take you down the memory lane: Malgudi Days Based on RK Narayan’s popular novel, it followed the lives of the ordinary folk living in the fictitious town of Malgudi. The town of Malgudi felt so real that people actually went in search of this place
Disney Networks celebrates Black History Month

Disney Networks celebrates Black History Month

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Disney channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will present a series of “Be inspired” interstitials focused on African-American heroes. The initiative starts with the story of Charles Alfred “Chief” Anderson Sr., an African-American pilot known as the “Father of Black Aviation.” This Disney Channel and Disney XD interstitial, hosted by Nathaniel Potvin (MECH-X4), is meant for children between the ages of 6 and 14. On February 8, Doc McStuffins will introduce 2- to 7-year-old Disney Junior and Disney Channel viewers to a number of notable men and women, including Stephanie R. Grant, a pilot who led the first all-female African-American flight crew to operate a commercial airliner. Also throughout the month, Disney Channel will broadcast interstitials that pay tribute to such African Ameri
The Furchester Hotel Children’s series streams on Netflix

The Furchester Hotel Children’s series streams on Netflix

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Sesame Workshop and CBeebies’ Award-Winning Children’s Series The Furchester Hotel Expands its Reach The Furchester Hotel, the award-winning co-production by Sesame Workshop and the BBC’s preschool children’s channel CBeebies, began streaming on Netflix in multiple territories yesterday. The live action series, set in an “almost” world-class hotel run by a close-knit family of cheerfully chaotic monsters, also features Sesame Street favorite friends Elmo and Cookie Monster. The Furchester Hotel, which premiered on CBeebies, will have 26 x 11-minute episodes. As guests arrive at the hotel, they are greeted by owner Funella Furchester, her loving husband, Furgus Fuzz, and their daughter, the unflappable Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz.  Phoebe’s cousin Elmo, visiting on an extended holiday, and