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UK-made TV for pre-schoolers is so strong that even Disney must adapt

13 December 2009 6:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Disney's Nancy Kanter on TV programmes for pre-school children

What programmes will young children want to watch this Christmas: homemade ones, or imported cartoons from the Us?

Out of 27 dedicated kids' channels in the UK, just 1% of their total output is made in this country. Yet for the all-important pre-school market things are not so clear – CBeebies is the channel of choice for the under-sixes with 95% of it originating in the UK. And last month Nick Junior, an interesting hybrid that is owned by BSkyB and the Us giant Viacom, was named as the channel of the year at the annual Children's Baftas, snatching the crown from CBeebies. Many saw it as recognition of its energetic efforts to cloak itself in Britishness.

So successful has this trend been that even Disney, to many the archetype of the all-American company, is starting to adapt its UK output. Playhouse Disney, which competes »

- Maggie Brown

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UK-made TV for pre-schoolers is so strong that even Disney must adapt

13 December 2009 6:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Disney's Nancy Kanter on TV programmes for pre-school children

What programmes will young children want to watch this Christmas: homemade ones, or imported cartoons from the Us?

Out of 27 dedicated kids' channels in the UK, just 1% of their total output is made in this country. Yet for the all-important pre-school market things are not so clear – CBeebies is the channel of choice for the under-sixes with 95% of it originating in the UK. And last month Nick Junior, an interesting hybrid that is owned by BSkyB and the Us giant Viacom, was named as the channel of the year at the annual Children's Baftas, snatching the crown from CBeebies. Many saw it as recognition of its energetic efforts to cloak itself in Britishness.

So successful has this trend been that even Disney, to many the archetype of the all-American company, is starting to adapt its UK output. Playhouse Disney, which competes »

- Maggie Brown

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[DVD Review] Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland

15 September 2009 8:37 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

The general see-ask-pause-agree formula of the Little Einsteins franchise proves to be more than just an easily replicable gimmick. Disney, which owns the Little Einsteins series, has made a dubious effort to reproduce the success of the all-too-popular brand but with the flagship Disney characters in their place. Instead of four toddlers wandering about with classical music interludes we now have Mickey and Donald prancing about in a nonsensical series of encounters serving as little more than a shallow opportunity to get as many Disney characters in the minds of your kids so they’ll forever be consumers of the Disney Kool-Aid.

Alright, so this all sounds downright vindictive, but it really stems from good old-fashioned resentment for a poorly crafted production that feels like its entire premise was a rejected episode from the Little Einsteins line stretched to twice the acceptable length. To start, the title would invoke some »

- Lex Walker

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[DVD Review] Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Rocket's Blastoff

14 September 2009 10:26 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

I first encountered Little Einsteins when I had to take a 6-hour road trip with a cousin and his wife who had a toddler who just had to be entertained. While the mother did her part to entertain the youngin’ for some stretches, the main weight of the load came to bear on the heads of Disney’s four sing-song educators. They bring tidings of a smarter generation of youth and a level of classical education that hasn’t existed for kids in ages. What matters though is their ability to do it in a way that keeps kids enraptured even when it repeats itself using Disney’s Fastplay option.

Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood had their place. Muppets, puppets and old men can pass for entertainment with slight hues of education, but Little Einsteins takes the opposite route. The entertainment clearly comes second in terms of importance with »

- Lex Walker

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VTech V. Smile Motion Active Learning System: Video Games for the Preschooler Set? You Bet!

26 August 2009 7:00 AM, PDT | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

We have a large age range span at our house, and inevitably this causes problems when the 4-year-old wants to play video games with the 17-year-old. VTech’s V. Smile Motion Active Learning System ($60) changed that dynamic and opened up a whole new world of video game fun that I had no idea even existed.

First off, squeals of delight welcomed the pink and purple console and its wireless controller (not to worry, it also comes in primary colors for a tougher look).  Within minutes, my daughter had it out of the box and with minimal help, plugged into the television, trying out Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Fix-it Adventure game ($25).  Her father and I were reading the instructions to her, but she was already playing, yelling “Swiper! No swiping!” repeatedly.

For kids ages 4-7, the games are lessons in disguise: while my daughter was spending time happily bouncing the joystick from frame to frame, »

- Danielle

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Chyler Leigh: Anniston Kae Is ‘Pretty Much Perfect’

24 August 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

Chyler Leigh’s family has been in the midst of a steady growth spurt for the past six years. But with the May 7th birth of their third child, Anniston Kae, the Grey’s Anatomy star and her husband, actor Nathan West, have found that parenting gets a little bit easier with each addition to their clan.

“Going from zero to one is a huge shock,” Chyler, 27, tells People. “One to two was a little more challenging. Two to three was a bit more challenging, but once you get used to multiples you figure out how to put things together quicker. You learn how to organize. With number three coming, you get more confident as a mom. The third time around, you know what to expect. It’s like calm mom, calm baby.”

It doesn’t hurt that Anni, as they call her, is a mellow baby. “She started sleeping »

- Sarah

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