Splash Entertainment

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Splash Entertainment LLC
Formerly
Mike Young Productions
MoonScoop Entertainment LLC
Private
IndustryAnimation
Television series
Motion pictures
Founded1990; 29 years ago (1990)
FounderMike Young
Liz Young
Bill Schultz
Headquarters,
U.S.
OwnersMike Young
Liz Young
SubsidiariesKabillion
LuxAnimation
Websitewww.splashentertainment.com

Splash Entertainment LLC, formerly Mike Young Productions LLC and MoonScoop Entertainment LLC, is an American animation studio that produces children's TV series.

Splash owns 100% of Kabillion.[1]

History[edit]

The studio was originally owned and operated by three animation producers, husband and wife Mike and Liz Young,[1] and Bill Schultz (6 seasons of The Simpsons, Garfield, Bobby's World).[2] The studio makes both 2-D drawn and 3-D computer animation.[3] Mike Young Productions became a fully owned subsidiary of MoonScoop Group in 2006,[4] with Mike Young becoming COO US Producer of MoonScoop Group in 2009.[5]

Moonscoop Entertainment's parent company MoonScoop entered administration in Paris courts in July 2013, but this did not affect the operations of the US company.[6] Jokebox, a French company, purchased MoonScoop France's 51% ownership in MoonScoop Entertainment.[7]

MoonScoop Entertainment renamed itself Splash Entertainment with the purchasing of the controlling interest by Mike and Liz Young in February 2014.[1]

Productions[edit]

Taffy Entertainment[edit]

Taffy Entertainment was founded in 2005 to help Mike Young Productions to distribute their animated programs worldwide and to improve brand management. In March 2009, MYP sold their 51% in the company to MoonScoop Group[2] and is now known as MoonScoop, LLC.[10]

In 2009, Taffy Entertainment took on the MoonScoop name and it continues to represent the company’s brands worldwide, in addition to third-party properties from some of the largest producers worldwide.

Taffy Entertainment represents brands from animation producers, including Mike Young Productions, its French parent company, MoonScoop Group, and some programs from third party producers. Taffy’s library for distribution includes such programs as “ToddWorld,” “Pet Alien,” “Titeuf”, “Growing Up Creepie,” “Mix Master,” “Fantastic Four,” “Bobby's World” and “Code Lyoko,”. The full library includes over 1500 hours of animation.

Taffy now handles the distribution for the animated series based on the book series Geronimo Stilton.[11]

Awards[edit]

  • Distributor of the Year for 2007[12]
  • Nominated for a second year in 2008[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dickson, Jeremy (February 4, 2014). "Moonscoop LLC rebrands as Splash Entertainment". Kidscreen. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Principals". Mikeyoungproductions.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  3. ^ "About Us". Mikeyoungproductions.com. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  4. ^ MoonScoop acquires MYP
  5. ^ Emily Claire Afan (2009-03-02). "Moonscoop rebrands worldwide operations". Kidscreen. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  6. ^ Goldman Getzler, Wendy (July 8, 2013). "US-based Moonscoop not affected by French counterpart". Kidscreen. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  7. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (January 27, 2014). "Ellipsanime acquires Moonscoop". Kidscreen. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  8. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111105/
  9. ^ Hart, Hugh (2002-08-11). "Who da man? 'He-Man'". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  10. ^ Emily Claire Afan (2009-03-02). "Moonscoop rebrands worldwide operations". Kidscreen. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  11. ^ "Animation Insider".
  12. ^ "Kidscreen Awards, 2007".
  13. ^ "Kidscreen Awards, 2008".

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