The 2022 Kidscreen Hot50 results are revealed

Industry News  |  05 January 2023

The industry voted for the top fifty kids entertainment companies across broadcasting, production, distribution, licensing and digital media categories.

Now in its ninth year, the Kidscreen Hot50 rankings are determined by an industry vote that Kidscreen’s 16,500-plus print and digital subscribers are invited to take part in.

In the Broadcasting category, those selected are:

  1. Disney+
  3. AppleTV+
  4. Netflix
  5. YouTube Kids
  6. CBC Kids
  7. TVOKids
  8. BBC Children’s
  9. Nickelodeon
  10. WildBrain

In the Production category, those selected are:

  1. 9 Story Media Group/Brown Bag Films
  2. Aardman
  3. DreamWorks Animation
  4. Daily Madness Productions
  5. Blue Zoo Animation Studio
  6. Sinking Ship Entertainment
  7. Atomic Cartoons
  8. Ludo Studio
  9. Fred Rogers Productions
  10. Pipeline Studios

In the Distribution category, those selected are:

  1. 9 Story Distribution International
  2. WildBrain
  3. Jetpack Distribution
  4. Aardman
  5. Hasbro/eOne
  6. Sesame Workshop
  7. BBC Studios Kids & Family
  8. CAKE Entertainment
  9. Boat Rocker Media
  10. Sinking Ship Entertainment

In the Licensing category, those selected are:

  1. WildBrain
  2. The LEGO Group
  3. The Pokemon Company International
  4. Spin Master
  5. 9 Story Brands
  6. Funko
  7. Aardman
  8. Sesame Workshop
  9. Mattel
  10. Jazwares

In the Digital Media category, those selected are:

  1. Sesame Workshop
  3. Moonbug Entertainment
  4. WildBrain Spark
  5. 9 Story Media Group
  6. LEGO Creative Play Lab
  7. Aardman
  8. Headspinner Productions
  9. Cartoon Network
  10. Spin Master

We would like to congratulate our members, CAKE Entertainment, Aardman and Blue Zoo Animation Studio for making it onto the 2022 list. All fifty companies are featured in a special digital issue that is available online here.

The winners in each category will be honoured at the upcoming 2023 Kidscreen Awards ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, February 14th during the Kidscreen Summit in Miami.