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The Story of Kids TV Mastermind Fred Seibert Cultivating a whole new generation of weird in animation

Fred Seibert is sitting in his New York office, filled with Legos and comic books, talking enthusiastically about his first big failure. Thirty-two years ago, Seibert was hired away from his…

March 10, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Australian Red Cross Goes for Laughs With an Apocalyptic Paperclip Learn first aid, save the world from a gory fate

Getting a paperclip stuck in your eye has got to be a bad thing, but it's not the end of the world. Or is it? Animation house Monkeystack, based in Adelaide,…

August 6, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

Cartoon Network's Regular Show’s Surprising Creative Process It all started with lollipops

Specs Who J.G. Quintel Age 30 Gig Creator of Regular Show News Winner of a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award; renewed for fifth season Regular Show is known for its off-the-wall scenarios and characters; there’s a human…

April 18, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Sept. 28 - Oct. 5 H&M gets weird, Google gets wet, and Expedia comes out strongly in favor of gay marriage

This week, Luvs dipped its toe in controversy with a spot about breastfeeding in public, beer companies beat around the bush with pitches that subtly sold their brews, and Cartoon Network…

October 5, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

Disney Gets Its Game Face On Company will redouble efforts with Playdom and Club Penguin to make content current with app trends

When Disney acquired kid-centric virtual world Club Penguin in 2007 and social gaming company Playdom in 2010, many industry experts expected the company to use its intellectual property to grow…

March 27, 2012, 6:20 AM EDT

Who's Hiding the Next SpongeBob? Five up-and-coming cartoons for kids

Comedy is hard; cartoon comedy is even harder. With SpongeBob SquarePants rounding out its 13th year, both kids and buyers are curious to know where the next big animated comedy…

March 25, 2012, 10:42 PM EDT

True Social Networks As upfronts approach, the kids' networks were out of the gate early with events designed to underscore good times and GRPs

The open bar-fueled upfront party is making a comeback among kids networks. To take home a bigger helping of the television ad dollar, networks are forgoing boring but thorough early-morning presentations…

March 25, 2012, 10:36 PM EDT

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