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Zodiak Kids Studios
Over a career spanning 25+ years, Michael Carrington has developed a deep understanding of how to deliver great content to international children’s audiences. He has commissioned many successful programmes including ‘Shaun the Sheep’, ‘Charlie and Lola’, ‘In the Night Garden’, ‘Mister Maker’, ‘LazyTown’, and ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ just to name a few. Michael has the practical experience of working in both public service broadcasting as Controller of CBeebies and the commercial sector as Chief Content Officer at Cartoon Network Europe.
Masterclass: Ford Riley, The Call of the Roar
In June 1994, Disney released the Academy-Award winning animated classic, ‘The Lion King’ – an unforgettable story that would ultimately extend way beyond the cinema screen. Two decades later, Ford Riley was tasked with bringing this unforgettable story to a new generation and the series he produced, ‘The Lion Guard’, has proved a worldwide smash hit and highest rated show on Disney Junior in the UK for nearly ten years. Set in the African savanna, ‘The Lion Guard’ introduces Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala who is destined to become leader of the Lion Guard, a team of…
Who Wants to be a Kids’ Millionaire?
We have seen great International successes with formats in the grown-up and family space. Shows such as ‘Total Wipeout’ and ‘Ninja Warrior’ are the latest in a long line of hits. Research tells us that children are tuning in, but it appears that no one has yet made a successful kid specific version. If successful global formats do exist, why is no one specifically attacking the kids’ market? With UK production houses looking to find International hits and global networks such as Netflix and Amazon starting to dip their toe into multi-territory shows; will kids’ formats be the next big thing? With…
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