Interactive kid romp "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure," launching today at more than 2,000 U.S. locations, is the most ambitious self-distributed family film ever to hit plexes. Looking…
Thomas The Tank Engine
Hard Rock Hotels, which has long catered to a younger crowd, now hopes to start luring kids and their parents through a licensing deal with HIT Entertainment under which it will offer character-based…
After turning "Teletubbies" and "Thomas the Tank Engine" into major franchises, Kenn Viselman is skipping TV to introduce kids and families to a new cast of colorful characters, the Oogieloves.
Toymaker Mattel Monday announced plans to acquire Hit Ent. for $680 million in cash from U.K. private equity firm Apax Partners.
While RTL Television may be celebrating 25 years as Germany's leading commercial network, its subsidiary Super RTL has reigned supreme among tyke viewers for more than a decade.
Hit Entertainment, the kidvid mainstay known for "Thomas the Tank Engine," "Barney and Friends" and "Bob the Builder," has launched a movie division.
George Carlin, the standup comic who defined the comedy counterculture and went to the Supreme Court to defend his "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" routine, died Sunday of heart failure…
Bill Gross, a longtime childrens' TV and licensing exec, died Oct. 21 in Los Angeles.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is absorbing the Sony Wonder label from its sister music unit as part of its push for family fare. Steve Okin, formerly Sony Wonder VP of development at Sony BMG…
Tykes won't care, but their parents (at least in Blighty) will wonder why the filmmakers even bothered to call it "The Magic Roundabout." The pumped-up CGI toon was inspired by the cult British TV…
IDT Entertainment, which owns such companies as Film Roman, Mainframe and Anchor Bay, has created a worldwide-distribution company specializing in animated movies and TV series.