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Greenlight for new kids series Spongo, Fuzz & Jalapeña

Greenlight for new kids series Spongo, Fuzz & Jalapeña | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Aimed at 8-12 year olds, the 26 x 11 minute ABC and Disney Channel series follows the adventures of three best buds.
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Screen Australia announces production of new animated series and teen documentary

Screen Australia has commissioned new teen documentary Teenage Boss and animated series Spongo, Fuzz & Jalapena. The announcements: Screen Australia, in association with Create NSW, have announced production funding for Teenage Boss, an observational documentary series from McAvoy Media that teaches Australian

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The 10 Best Netflix Shows for Toddlers

The 10 Best Netflix Shows for Toddlers | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Paste selects the best Netflix shows for your toddler—education, entertaining and aesthetically pleasing.
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Yeah...go Kazoops...No.5 best shows on Netflix for toddlers

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Composers from across the musical map nab Screen Music Awards nominations

Composers from across the musical map nab Screen Music Awards nominations | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Finalists include Missy Higgins, Sarah Blasko, Briggs, Jed Kurzel, Lisa Gerrard, Daniel Johns, Antony Partos and more! They compose the scores and write the original songs that set the emotional tone in productions ranging from American blockbuster movies and Australian indie films to television...
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Both Kazoops and Bottersnikes are nominated for Screen Music Awards

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ACTF to Fund Script Development for Trio of New Projects - TVKIDS

ACTF to Fund Script Development for Trio of New Projects - TVKIDS | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
At a board meeting this week, the Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF) approved script development funding for three brand-new projects.
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Thanks ACTF....

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Bottersnikes and Gumbles - the delightfully gross children's animation

Bottersnikes and Gumbles - the delightfully gross children's animation | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Bottersnikes and Gumbles is a delightfully gross children's animation, brought to life from the popular children's books of the 1970s.
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2017 AEAF Awards Winners Announced in Sydney

2017 AEAF Awards Winners Announced in Sydney | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
The 2017 Animation Effects Awards Festival (AEAF) was held August 16 in Sydney, Australia, with a full day of top visual effects and animation industry speakers -- hailing from Animal Logic, MPC, Weta Digital, ILM, Iloura, The Sequence Group, Buck and Rotor Studios -- capped by the evening's Awards Night networking event, screening and ceremony.
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Congrats to our pals at Sticky Pictures for taking out the gong...proud of Kazoops to come in second for best kids animation

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Cheeky Little ramps up for Kazoops! launch

Cheeky Little ramps up for Kazoops! launch | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Sydney, Australia-based prodco Cheeky Little has begun production on its animated preschool series Kazoops! which will premiere on ABC Kids, CBeebies and Netflix in 2016.
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Skippy tops list of Australian kids' shows that would never have made it to television now

Skippy tops list of Australian kids' shows that would never have made it to television now | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Queensland academic says today's network executives and screen funding bodies would never green-light the classics.
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Asian Animation Summit: More creator-driven shows take center stage

Asian Animation Summit: More creator-driven shows take center stage | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Broadcasters at Kidscreen's third-annual Asian Animation Summit note projects from the region are improving in terms of character development and global market appeal. Our features editor Jeremy Dickson takes an in-depth look.
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Cheeky Little Media: raising the ambient temperature of kids' animation

Cheeky Little Media: raising the ambient temperature of kids' animation | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Behind the announcement by David Webster and Patrick Egerton that they have established a new children’s television outfit called Cheeky Little Media is the story of a very long obsession. And the cha
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Kidscreen » Archive » ABC Kids unveils 2018 programming slate

Kidscreen » Archive » ABC Kids unveils 2018 programming slate | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
The Australian network's lineup includes the final season of Nowhere Boys, and newly greenlit series Teenage Boss (left) and Spongo, Fuzz and Jalapeña (right).
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Kidscreen » Archive » UYoung and Cheeky Little Media partner up

Kidscreen » Archive » UYoung and Cheeky Little Media partner up | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Chinese kids company UYoung Media and Australian prodco Cheeky Little Media have joined together in an expanded licensing, distribution and c0-development pact. Going forward, UYoung will distribute all of Cheeky Little Media’s future content within Mainland China and manage L&M rights to the company’s IPs in the region. (UYoung has already been distributing Cheeky Little Media’s Kazoops (pictured) and Bottersnikes & Gumbles in China.) The deal will also see the companies co-develop new properties for both Chinese and global markets. Kazoops launched on major VOD platforms in China last October and will bow on CCTV Kids in 2018. The animated series also airs internationally on CBeebies (the UK), ABC Kids (Australia) and Netflix (the US and Canada). Bottersnikes & Gumbles, meanwhile, is a co-production with UK-based CAKE and Australia’s Mighty Nice. It is set to air in China this year. Cheeky Little Media is not UYoung’s first Western co-pro partner. The company has collaborated with New York-based Little Airplane on P. King Duckling, which became the first-ever Chinese cartoon to air on Disney Junior in the US. UYoung is also working with Ireland’s Sixteen South on a series that is currently in development. In 2016, UYoung Media opened an L.A. office for subsidiary UYoung Entertainment.
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Bottersnikes & Gumbles are on YouTube

Bottersnikes & Gumbles are on YouTube | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
As a Mum of 4 kids tv plays a vital part in keeping me sane and getting some jobs done. Recently the boys have been watchin
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TV review: Bottersnikes & Gumbles (CBBC)

TV review: Bottersnikes & Gumbles (CBBC) | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it

I happen to think that many things were better about life in the olden days, but I am perfectly clear that one thing that is much the better is children’s television. Yes, The Magic RoundaboutRoobarb and Custard and Trumpton are fondly recalled as classics (and deservedly so). But there was awful lot of dross too, and such was the state of the national economy back then that we couldn’t afford to make many of our own animations, so more and more of our cartoon series came in from America, with a steadily declining level of quality. The progress from Fred Flintstone to Skeletor was a dispiriting one.

Anyway, this is all a roundabout way of complimenting the makers of Bottersnikes and Gumbles. These are derived from the books by SA Wakefield, and are better adapted than most other exercises of this nature. Bottersnikes are superbly rendered lizardly creatures that are the bogeymen of the show, a bit like Momentum in the Labour Party; Gumbles are apparently normal, but hopelessly optimistic, like Brexiteers. The stories are short and sweet and the attention to detail is remarkable. I never thought I would live to see such a perfect recreation of a Bedford CF ice cream van, complete with “Greensleeves” playing out of it.  A nice reminder of the olden days, that. 

 

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The Best Shows in Spanish on Netflix for Kids and Families

The Best Shows in Spanish on Netflix for Kids and Families | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
A list of the best shows in Spanish on Netflix for Kids. Help your kids learn Spanish through movies, shows, and series for kids on Netflix.
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Kazoops is available on Netflix in Spanish

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Aussie series Kazoops gets date for US debut on Netflix

Aussie series Kazoops gets date for US debut on Netflix | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
The preschool series, which has seen success in the UK and Australia, launches on the SVOD giant in the US and Canada September 2.
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Netflix Shores Up Its Original Preschool Slate With 3 New Shows

Netflix Shores Up Its Original Preschool Slate With 3 New Shows | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Netflix's aggressive expansion into children's TV continues with the announcement of 3 new series.
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Netflix scoops up four more kids series

Netflix scoops up four more kids series | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
More kids programming is headed to Netflix, as the SVOD giant has picked up new live-action and animated series, including the new Danger Mouse. (pictured)
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Seven Australian children’s animation projects head to Thailand summit

Seven Australian children’s animation projects head to Thailand summit | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
Australian children’s animation will be represented by seven new projects, from six local companies, at the second annual Asian Animation Summit (AAS), which is being held in Phuket, Thailand on 7–11 December 2013.
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David Webster & Patrick Egerton launch 'Cheeky Little Media'

David Webster & Patrick Egerton launch 'Cheeky Little Media' | Cheeky Little | Scoop.it
IF - Australia's filmmaker magazine. Film and Television Industry News and Issues for Australian Content Creators
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