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Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 1:34PM EDT
Check out the first image of the live-action Dora the Explorer
Peruvian-American actress Isabela Moner, 16, has begun filming the live-action movie adaptation of the iconic animated kids' TV educational show.
Posted Friday 8/03/18 at 3:50PM EDT
Disney Channel greenlights space alien comedy Gabby Duran & The Unsittables
Kylie Cantrall, age 12, will play the title role in the comedy about a pre-teen babysitter who's put in charge of "an unruly group of very important extraterrestrial children who are hiding out on Earth with their families, disguised as everyday kids."
Posted Saturday 7/28/18 at 12:28AM EDT
What it was like growing up as Mister Rogers' real-life neighbor
Adam Eisenstat was 12 when he learned that Fred Rogers lived two blocks away. When he met the kids' TV star, he was exactly as he was on television. But before meeting him, Eisenstat says couldn't stand Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, "especially the host, with his wimpy voice and mawkish homilies. I thought it was corny and dull, especially that tired routine of putting on his cardigan and Keds, warbling the theme song, and then changing back into his suit jacket and dress shoes to close out the show. And it was so insufferably earnest, with no hint of flash or slyness, qualities that were abundant in Sesame Street and The Electric Company, which I much preferred." After meeting him in person and having a serious conversation, Eisenstat says, "I couldn’t think of Rogers as anything less than completely authentic."
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:13PM EDT
Adventure Time sets its series finale for Labor Day
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Cartoon Network series previewed the final episode at Comic-Con.
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 8:37PM EDT
Nickelodeon relaunching Rugrats with a new TV series and a live-action movie
The 1990s animated series that ran from 1991 to 2004 has been picked up for a new 26-episode season on Nickelodeon, starring Chuckie, Tommy, Phil, Lil, Susie, Angelica and a new world of characters. The kids' TV franchise will also be made into a live-action film featuring CGI characters that will be released on Nov. 13, 2020. “Now feels like the ideal time to reintroduce this iconic cast of characters to a whole new generation of young fans,” said Brian Robbins, president of Paramount Players. “Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.” Rugrats follows Nickelodeon's new plan to revive classic shows, from Blue's Clues to Double Dare.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Broadcasters want the FCC to cancel the three-hour minimum requirement for kids' TV programming
With so many options for children's programming, broadcasters want to move their kids' TV programs to little-watched secondary digital channels.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 5:29PM EDT
Full House franchise earns its first Emmy nomination 31 years after its premiere
Source: New York Daily News
Netflix's Fuller House was nominated for outstanding children's program. “CONGRATS to everyone at @fullerhouse on our EMMY nom. Only took 30 years!” John Stamos tweeted.
Posted Monday 7/09/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Double Dare revival sparks trademark dispute
Viacom let its classic game show's trademark expire in 2001 and 2002, which allowed a man with a history of squatting on classic kids' show titles to obtain the trademark to Double Dare earlier this year. Now Viacom is suing to get a judge to declare that Double Dare belongs to Nickelodeon.
Posted Friday 7/06/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Bug Juice summer camp reality show returns this month to Disney Channel
Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp premieres July 16. The 16-part reboot of the hit 1990s summer camp reality show was filmed at Camp Waziyatah in Waterfdord, Maine, the location for the original Bug Juice series that ran for three seasons beginning in 1998.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 1:27PM EDT
Nickelodeon orders The Loud House spinoff Los Casagrandes
Lincoln Loud’s friend Ronnie Anne and her extended family, the Casagrandes, are getting their own animated series that has been picked up for 20 episodes. To help boost the spinoff, the Casagrandes will appear in five episodes of The Loud House. The Casagrande family was first introduced in The Loud House special The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos. The special was recently nominated by the Imogen Awards, which honors positive portrayals of Latinos.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Sesame Workshop teams with Apple to develop kids' programming
The nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street will create live-action and animated series plus a new puppet series for Apple. The pact, however, does not include Sesame Street, which has a separate deal with HBO and PBS.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Looney Tunes is getting a short-form revival
Warner Bros Animation announced it is creating new episodes of the cartoon classic that span one to six minutes, with plans for 1,000 minutes each season. The new episodes will be made available across multiple platforms, including digital, mobile and broadcast.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 10:08PM EDT
Disney Junior renews Fancy Nancy for Season 2 ahead of its premiere
The animated kids' series about a high-spirited 6-year-old makes its series debut on July 13.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
Marc Summers feels obligated to thank Roseanne and Will & Grace for Nickelodeon's Double Dare reboot
"For whatever reasons, I’ve always been surgically attached to the program and the format," says Summers, who will return to the rebooted game show as its narrator. "You mention Double Dare and fortunately, the next words out of their mouths is Marc Summers, which is pretty darn cool." He adds that he expects the Double Dare revival to be a hit because of its escapism. "The world’s kind of crazy, and people want to go back to their past when things were a little more fluff," he says. "Today, there’s so many alarms that pop up on television, and then there’s a little thing that didn’t exist when we first launched: the Internet. The access that kids have is totally insane."
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 7:10PM EDT
Mark Wahlberg says he's working on a cooler, hipper reboot of Captain Kangaroo
Source: ET Canada
Wahlberg tells Ellen DeGeneres he was inspired to reboot the classic kid's show, which starred Bob Keeshan and ran from 1955 to 1984, because he was looking for cool ways to get kids interested in the STEM subjects of science, technology, math and engineering. “We are bringing a cool STEM scientist as Captain Kangaroo,” he explains. “We need somebody a little younger, a little cooler, a little hipper.” Wahlberg didn't have further details, like whether it would be a morning show.