Elizabeth Foster

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9 Story expands franchise division with new hire

Former Sony exec Katrina Hitz-Tough has been appointed SVP of franchise strategy and marketing, a freshly minted role.


Hasbro appoints Chris Cocks as CEO

Cocks, who is currently serving as president and COO of the toyco’s Wizards of the Coast division, will take over from interim CEO Rich Stoddart on February 25.

WildBrain's new Strawberry Shortcake is coming to Nextflix

Netflix takes a slice of Strawberry Shortcake

Berry in the Big City is headed to the SVOD next year, with WildBrain also inking new licensing deals for both the refreshed and classic versions of the brand.


BBC gets in the groove with Pillango project

The unscripted kids show from Toronto-based Sarah Haasz and TVOKids will premiere on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer in early 2022.

Where the Light Can’t Find You

Disney+ picks up The Hardy Boys

Both seasons of the live-action series will premiere on the streamer outside of the U.S. and Canada in 2022.


Canada-India animated copro starts Christmas season early

The 52 x one-minute preschool series Li’l Santa will premiere just ahead of Halloween.

A Tale Dark and Grim

Trio of Netflix commissions being animated in Canadian studios

Boat Rocker Studios and Atomic Cartoons are working with the streaming giant on projects set to launch this fall.


Mercury Filmworks launches live-action prodco

Nicole St. Pierre and Holly Merritt will lead Sungate Films, which is in development on kids series Arrow Radio.


Spin Master bolsters its entertainment team

Four key promotions will see the company focus on content development, production and franchise growth.


Netflix enchanted by Boat Rocker, Industrial Bros. magic series

Daniel Spellbound is the latest in a spate of fantasy-focused animated originals the streamer has announced recently.


Sonic the Hedgehog heads to Netflix

Produced by WildBrain and SEGA, the new animated series Sonic Prime will bow globally on the streamer in 2022.

Max Rangel

Spin Master names new head as co-founders step down

Max Rangel will take over as global president and CEO in 2021, with Jennifer Dodge being upped to president of entertainment.