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Curiosity Ink’s ‘Baldwin’ Welcomes ‘Backyardigans’ Writer on Board

Grom Social Enterprises’ Curiosity Ink Media today announced that Emmy-nominated kids’ TV writer McPaul Smith (The Backyardigans, The New Mickey Mouse Club), has been tapped to develop Curiosity’s new animated preschool series, Baldwin, based on its intellectual property of the same name. The news was shared by Darren Marks, Chairman & CEO of Grom Social Enterprises......

September 1st, 2022


Exclusive: Ant Ward & Andy Suriano Shell Out the Secrets of ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’

If you need some action-packed fun and fantasy and a quartet of pizza-chomping, interplanetary alien-fighting heroes back in your life, then have to feast your eyes on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie on Netflix this month. Directed by Nickelodeon series veterans Ant Ward and Andy Suriano and penned by Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May, the pic features a killer cast that includes Ben Schwartz, Omar Miller, Brandon Mychal Smith, Josh Brener, Kat Graham, Eric Bauza, Haley Joel Osment, Rhys Darby and John Michael Higgins.....

August 1st, 2022


Curiosity Ink Media Goes Ape for Dustin Ellis Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Heston of the Apes’

Grom Social’s Curiosity Ink Media — a creator of original multiplatform family entertainment — today announced an expanded relationship with screenwriter Dustin Ellis (Laugh on Lorp, Aloha Hoku, Babak and Friends: A First Norooz) to develop an original animated comedy feature, Heston of the Apes, that Curiosity is preparing for theatrical distribution.

The film’s premise follows the misadventures of a naïve, and stubborn, chimpanzee whose life in a science lab is about to change as he prepares for space....

June 30th, 2022

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Cats, Dogs And Santa The Focus Of An Upstart Content Creator At The Las Vegas Licensing Expo

The Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2022, the world’s largest licensing trade show, returned as an in-person event this year, held May 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The event reconnected the global licensing industry and major intellectual property (IP) owners, toy companies and apparel companies that distribute to retailers....

June 13th, 2022

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Representation matters: UM grads on Indigenous graphic novel 'Thunderous'

“Thunderous” opens with a big storm, brought in by powerful lightning beings called Wakinyan. Then, we’re transported into the kitchen of Aiyana, a Lakota pre-teen more interested in social media, popularity and fitting in at her new school than hearing stories about her Native American heritage with her grandmother.

That is, until one day, things go haywire on a school field trip and she finds herself in a magical world without cell phone coverage and must find a way to get home.

Montanans M.L. Smoker and Natalie Peeterse co-authored the...

May 26th, 2022


Montana poets embrace Native culture in new graphic novel

The Lakota storytelling of “Thunderous” seeks to honor Indigenous traditions.

Grom Social’s Curiosity Ink Media — a creator of original multiplatform family entertainment — today announced an expanded relationship with screenwriter Dustin Ellis (Laugh on Lorp, Aloha Hoku, Babak and Friends: A First Norooz) to develop an original animated comedy feature, Heston of the Apes, that Curiosity is preparing for theatrical distribution.

For the past decade, comic books and graphic novels have grown in popularity, with Hollywood movies and TV series adaptations — especially from Marvel — finding critical acclaim. Last year, the graphic novel industry posted $24 million in sales, an increase of 171% over 2020. But the increase in titles and revenue is maybe less interesting than a shift in content.....

May 2nd, 2022


GROM Social Aims To Be A Reliable Source Of Preschool Content In The Multibillion-Dollar Video Streaming Market

While other industries suffered a major blow during the COVID-19 pandemic, the streaming video on demand (SVOD) industry was arguably on cloud nine. Lockdowns and working from home accelerated the streaming business as consumers embraced services to spend time in the comforts of home with family and...

March 22nd, 2022

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Telling More Diverse Kids' Stories Makes Perfect Sense For This Company

Diversity in the entertainment industry is an often-discussed topic. Recent controversies about how the Oscars have been too homogenous and the refusal of NBC to televise the 2022 Golden Globes for its apparent lack of diversity are just a few examples...

Febuary 7th, 2022

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Building Preschooler Content And Making It Safe, Too

Online entertainment abounds, for adults and children alike. The problem for children can sometimes be whether the content is actually safe for them.GROM Social Enterprises Inc., a Florida-based entertainment, technology, and social media company that aims to provide age-appropriate content for kids by...

Febuary 1st, 2022

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This Company Wants to Help Frustrated Parents Protect Their Children on Social Media

Social media platforms are continuing to grow and inform and have become part of the fabric of engagement and conversation around the world. But parents, frustrated by the unregulated content and interaction available to their children, are sometimes loudly making their frustration...

December 15th, 2021

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Welcome to the North Pole in One Click: Santa's Gone Virtual on Santa.com

As COVID-19 forced families indoors last year during the holidays, there’s no doubt that children noticed boxes being delivered weekly to their homes. Had Santa come early and switched from the chimney to the Amazon.com Inc. truck? It’s a different world nowadays, but Russell Hicks, chief creative officer of GROM Social Enterprises Inc., didn’t want ...

December 7th, 2021

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With People Coming Back to the Movies, Some Companies Are Looking To Animation in a Hopeful Post-Pandemic Industry

People are finally going back to the movies despite a pandemic that has been anything but kind to the entertainment industry. According to box office analyst Comscore The company has reported that domestic ticket revenue for October hit $638 million, making it the biggest month for the movie industry since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Around the world...

November 17th, 2021

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