first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Amazon Studios (Pete the Cat, Do, Re & Mi) also returned to the Production top 10 after winning the title two years ago, and US streamer Hulu was voted into the Broadcasting top 10 for the first time in a year when the service inked its largest-ever kids and family licensing deal with DreamWorks Animation.In other firsts, Canadian toyco Spin Master took the Licensing top spot away from four-time winner The LEGO Group, and 9 Story Distribution International usurped 2017 champ CAKE in Distribution.Meanwhile, in Digital, YouTube Kids racked up its third-consecutive win, besting PBS KIDS and Hot50 first-timer WildBrain. Other newbies to the ranking this year include Parisian prodco Technicolor Animation Productions, Bento Box’s kids and family division Sutikki, Florida-based toyco Jazwares and “Baby Shark” creator Pinkfong.Here’s the complete list of this year’s Hot50 companies:BROADCASTING1. Netflix2. PBS KIDS3. Nickelodeon4. BBC Children’s5. Cartoon Network6. TVOKids7. Disney Channels Worldwide8. Universal Kids9. Hulu10. France TélévisionsPRODUCTION1. 9 Story Media Group/Brown Bag Films2. Netflix3. Guru Studio4. Sinking Ship Entertainment5. Amazon Studios6. The LEGO Group7. Cartoon Network8. Technicolor Animation Productions9. DreamWorks Animation Television10. Sesame WorkshopDISTRIBUTION1. 9 Story Distribution International2. CAKE3. Jetpack Distribution4. Entertainment One5. Aardman Animations6. DHX Media7. The LEGO Group8. Zodiak Kids9. Sinking Ship Entertainment10. Sesame WorkshopLICENSING1. Spin Master2. The LEGO Group3. Entertainment One4. Hasbro5. PBS KIDS6. Sesame Workshop7. Moose Toys8. Sutikki9. Cartoon Network Enterprises10. JazwaresDIGITAL MEDIA1. YouTube Kids2. PBS KIDS3. WildBrain4. Cartoon Network5. Pinkfong6. Sinking Ship Entertainment7. BBC Studios8. Sesame Workshop9. Hopster10. National Geographic KidsThe top-ranked companies will receive a commemorative trophy at the Kidscreen Awards ceremony, which will take place during Kidscreen Summit 2019 (February 11 to 14 in Miami, Florida).Additionally, all Hot50 2018 companies will be showcased on Kidscreen’s dedicated microsite starting today, and in a special print insert that will be distributed with Kidscreen‘s February/March issue at Kidscreen Summit.By Jeremy Dickson | Kidscreen Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The maturation of streaming services had a major impact on Kidscreen’s fifth-annual Hot50 ranking of the most happening companies in kids entertainment—as determined by industry peers.Netflix stayed put in the Broadcasting top spot for the fifth-consecutive year on the strength of launching more than 65 new original TV and film titles in 2018. The SVOD giant also received the most kid-friendly Daytime Emmy nominations this year and ended up walking off with eight statuettes, including double wins for All Hail King Julien: Exiled (pictured) and Dinotrux with longtime partner DreamWorks Animation Television.The streamer also made a strong debut in the Hot50 Production category, settling into second place behind Toronto, Canada’s 9 Story Media Group/Brown Bag Films, which was victorious for a second year in a row. 9 Story grew significantly this year, acquiring New York-based Out of the Blue Enterprises and appointing co-founder Angela Santomero (Blue’s Clues) as its first chief creative officer. Clifford the Big Red Dog (Scholastic/PBS KIDS/Amazon) and a second season of The Magic School Bus Rides Again (Scholastic/Netflix) were among 9 Story’s 10 greenlights this year. Twitterlast_img

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