Bob the Builder is returning to PBS in November with CGI-animation, a brand new look for both the series and its title character, and Downton Abbey‘s Joanne Froggatt voicing one of the lead roles, Wendy. Ahead of the TV show, HIT Entertainment, a division of Mattel, is welcoming back Bob with a brand new Bob the Builder YouTube channel launching today.
LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. and Lionsgate have released LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Counting on Lemonade, the second full-length learning program in the Letter Factory Adventures animated series. It features state of the art CGI animation with a new generation of the popular frog characters made famous in the original Letter Factory programs.
In addition to the four learning programs, LeapFrog’s new frogs will star in future products, including the new LeapFrog Learning Library game, Letter Factory Rainforest Adventures, and games in the Learning Library of the LeapTV educational active video game system.
LeapFrog Letter Factory Adventures: Counting on Lemonade is available for download from the LeapFrog App Center on DVD and Digital HD.
A new musical TV kids’ project created by American Idol creater Simon Fuller, The Meeps, will have an exclusive world premiere preview June 19 on Kabillion. Viewers worldwide will also have access to screen a teaser clip of The Meeps June 17 on the Kabillion YouTube Channel.
The Meeps features an ensemble cast of CGI characters in 3-D, each with their own unique personality performing the classic tune “Do Wah Diddy Diddy.” The Meeps is produced by Moonscoop LLC. Kabillion is the only independently owned Top 10 Ranked Kids FVOD (Free Video On Demand) TV Network. Kids can enjoy more activities, interacting and connecting with friends at Kabillion.com, KabillionGirlsRule.com, the Kabillion YouTube Channel, and Yoursphere.com.
The Joester Loria Group, the exclusive licensing agency for the Pinkalicious picture book series, is expanding the brand with a new consumer products program and a new collection of Pinkalicious merchandise. The book series includes the original book title Pinkalicious and two sequels, Purplicious and Goldilicious.
JAKKS Pacific will debut a line of “pinktastic” dolls, toys, and activity items inspired by the series. The line––available at Wal-Mart stores in the fall––will include a small doll assortment of three, a large Pinkalicious doll outfitted in fairy princess wings and a crown, a plush doll of Pinkalicious’s friend Goldie, and the Pinkalicious Activity Easel that includes pink paper, markers, glitter, and stickers.