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The Franchise Debate: Are Kids Sick of the Same Old IPs?

Monday, February 10, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bayfront

Children’s entertainment was built on franchises, but a disappointing summer box office and waning enthusiasm for the latest stream of reboots indicate that these old-school IPs are no longer guaranteed hits. Are kids craving something new and exciting to call their own, or is the current slump just a minor blip? Listen in as we explore both sides of this question to determine once and for all if the franchise fatigue is real in Kidscreen Summit’s first-ever moderated debate. See who is crowned victorious.


Moderating:


Gary Pope
Director
Kids Industries


Featuring:


Adam Bonnett
Executive Producer
Mattel

Ken Faier
El Presidente & CEO
Epic Story Media

Jennifer Rogers-Doyle
SVP Brand Development & Integrated Planning
Disney Channels World Wide

Colin Williams
Creative Director
Sixteen South Studios

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