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Netflix Announces Lineup of Animated Children’s Shows

Netflix Announces Lineup of Animated Children’s Shows | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
The streaming video service’s plan is part its strategy to appeal to children with exclusive, commercial-free programming that could get parents to subscribe.
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The challenge for NZ is how to provide local content that kids can find, the opportunity is producers can be found by international markets.

 

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YouTube backs digital star Stampy's new Minecraft show Wonder Quest

YouTube backs digital star Stampy's new Minecraft show Wonder Quest | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
British gamer Joseph Garrett is blending education and entertainment in scripted show, produced with a little help from his ‘superstar’ friends
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"In 2015 this is children's television"

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Toca Boca gets into kidvid with new NYC studio

Toca Boca gets into kidvid with new NYC studio | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it

uriMaking its first move into the kids TV and video space, Swedish app developer Toca Boca has set up a brand-new video division in New York, appointing former Sesame Workshop creative director J Milligan to run the studio as executive producer.

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My favourite app creators take on TV - the results can only be better TV for kids!

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At the Box Office, It’s No Longer a Man’s World

At the Box Office, It’s No Longer a Man’s World | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
Women are driving movie ticket sales to a degree rarely seen before, while young men, long the most coveted audience, are relatively AWOL.
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Playing together. It’s always better than playing alone

Playing together. It’s always better than playing alone | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
Wendy Smolen looks at a new initiative between Lego, The Lego Foundation and UNICEF to create an early learning and children's rights partnership that uses the power of play as a focus point. A brilliant, yet natural pairing, Smolen shares what the industry can learn from the early learning endeavor.
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Attention, Filmmakers: Martin Scorsese Shows How to Make a Film with an iPad

Attention, Filmmakers: Martin Scorsese Shows How to Make a Film with an iPad | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
"Every scene is a lesson. Every shot is a school. Let the learning continue." - Martin Scorsese
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Tapping into the power of imagination

Tapping into the power of imagination | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
As creativity and open-ended play continue to top children’s play trends, Liverpool, England's Starship has designed a chart-topping mobile game fueled by a child's imagination and a console-worthy game engine.
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Gaming Captures Kid's Attention and Spending | alistdaily

Gaming Captures Kid's Attention and Spending | alistdaily | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
Studies show kids are focused on games and smart devices rather than TV, and spending money accordingly
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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - More than E-book vs. Print: The Concept of ‘Media Mentors’

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - More than E-book vs. Print: The Concept of ‘Media Mentors’ | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
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BBC boots up new kids coding and computer content

BBC boots up new kids coding and computer content | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
New CBeebies series Nina and the Neurons: Go Digital is one offering, among many aimed to educate UK kids about computers and coding, from the new cross-platform program initiated by BBC Children's and BBC Learning.
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Daniel Radcliffe: ‘If people are speculating about your sexuality, then you’re doing OK’

Daniel Radcliffe: ‘If people are speculating about your sexuality, then you’re doing OK’ | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
He’s given up Googling himself, he doesn’t actually demand nude scenes in his films, and it was a big mistake talking about the drinking: the former Harry Potter actor on trying to convince people he’s just a normal guy
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When old-fashioned storytelling meets 21st century tech

When old-fashioned storytelling meets 21st century tech | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
Lance Weiler's spin on story-driven innovation has as much to do with imagination and creativity as it does with R&D.
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Wonderful when technology sparks play and old fashioned adventure

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Lance Weiler’s must-read story about the future of storytelling

Lance Weiler’s must-read story about the future of storytelling | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
The founder of Columbia University's Digital Storytelling Lab gives us an inside look at his work at the University and how the Lab is designing stories for the 21st Century.
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Netflix Is Betting Its Future on Exclusive Programming

Netflix Is Betting Its Future on Exclusive Programming | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
“Daredevil,” the 17th Netflix original series to make its debut this year, is part of an expanding range of original shows intended to position the company for a digital revolution in entertainment.
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Yes - television is a mode of delivery of content - just like the fax machine was a mode of delivering information, we have found quicker, more flexible and more intuitive ways of communicating and now the same is true for screen content. 

 

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Time…Compressed

Time…Compressed | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
The rapid nature of technology innovation is a mashup of Moore's Law with a marketplace ever-hungry for the newest gadget. But what effect is this having on kids and families? David Kleeman ponders this tech time-crunch and what it means for children's media.
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Kids still have the same developmental milestones, so it is important to ensure there is content that caters to those milestones and enriching, whatever the technology used to access it.

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PlayScience Unveils New Study That Shows Parents’ Digital Preferences for Their Children Are Heavily Influenced by Gender | Business Wire

PlayScience Unveils New Study That Shows Parents’ Digital Preferences for Their Children Are Heavily Influenced by Gender | Business Wire | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
PlayScience, an innovation and development company focused on play and learning, today unveiled a new study that shows parents perceptions about their
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This is a revealing study - and I have to note, that it reflects how I choose devices fro my children. Who got the ultra leap pad? - My daughter. Who gets to play on my i-pad when he insists? - my son. o:

 

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Kidoodle.tv: Building a new business model, ad-free

Kidoodle.tv: Building a new business model, ad-free | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
How the Calgary, Canada-based SVOD found an innovative solution to including advertisers in its service while keeping programming ad-free.
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Reality, Risk & Reward: Is US Kids TV Ripe for Authenticity and Autonomy?

Reality, Risk & Reward: Is US Kids TV Ripe for Authenticity and Autonomy? | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
If we're going to wring our hands over whether today's kids are losing creativity, though, it only takes seeing the smiles and obvious pride on "MasterChef Junior" participants' faces to suggest that it's worth the attempt....
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Niche is the word with Shout! Factory TV launch

Niche is the word with Shout! Factory TV launch | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
Shout! Factory execs explain why the company chose an ad-supported model for its new streaming service that includes kids and family-friendly content.
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Why are creative women dismissed as ‘quirky’? | Eva Wiseman

Why are creative women dismissed as ‘quirky’? | Eva Wiseman | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
When a creative man divides the critics he is called ‘surreal’ or even a ‘genius’, while a woman is denigrated with the label ‘quirky’ – and that kicks the legs out from under us
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Toonz launches New Zealand division

Toonz launches New Zealand division | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
India-based content and animation company Toonz Entertainment is opening a subsidiary office in Auckland, New Zealand, to grow its business in the Pacific territories and Asian market.
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Never Alone hands-on: An Alaska Native game with whispered magnificence and a soul of its very own

Never Alone hands-on: An Alaska Native game with whispered magnificence and a soul of its very own | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
This humble title is not just a game, it is a bridge crossing cultural boundaries and a snowball of magic gaining momentum towards its release in November
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Parents keeping kids’ identities off social media amid privacy concerns

Parents keeping kids’ identities off social media amid privacy concerns | kidsonscreen | Scoop.it
An increasing number of parents are bucking the trend by consciously keeping their children’s photos, names and entire identities off the Internet.
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