Splash Entertainment LLC
FormerlyMike Young Productions, Inc. (1990–2009)
MoonScoop Entertainment, LLC. (2009–2013)
Taffy Entertainment (2004–2009)
TypePrivate
IndustryAnimation
Television series
Motion pictures
PredecessorsCrest Animation Productions
MoonScoop Group
LuxAnimation
FoundedMarch 2, 1990; 32 years ago (1990-03-02)
FoundersMike Young
Liz Young
Bill Schultz
Headquarters,
U.S.
OwnersCyberSplash Entertainment
SubsidiariesKabillion
Websitewww.splashentertainment.com

Splash Entertainment, LLC., formerly known as Mike Young Productions, Inc., MoonScoop Entertainment, LLC. and Taffy Entertainment, is an American animation studio that produces children's TV series. Splash also controls the streaming service Kabillion.[1]

History

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 and Friends, Bobby's World).[2] The studio makes both traditional 2D and 3D 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, LLC.'s parent company, the MoonScoop Group, entered administration in Paris courts in July 2013, but this did not affect the operations of the US company.[6] Ellipsanime (through Jokebox), purchased MoonScoop France's 51% ownership in MoonScoop Entertainment, LLC.[7]

MoonScoop Entertainment, LLC. renamed itself Splash Entertainment, LLC. with the purchasing of the controlling interest by Mike and Liz Young on February 3, 2014.[1]

On June 13, 2022, it was announced Splash Entertainment merged with French studio Cyber Group Studios to form CyberSplash Entertainment.[8]

Productions

Television series

Feature films and specials

Taffy Entertainment

Taffy Entertainment
IndustryAnimation production
Founded2004
DefunctDecember 2009
SuccessorTaffy Entertainment
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California,,
U.S.
ProductsAnimated programs

Taffy Entertainment was founded in 2004 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.[11]

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.[12]

Awards

References

  1. ^ a b c Dickson, Jeremy (February 4, 2014). "Moonscoop LLC rebrands as Splash Entertainment". Kidscreen. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Principals". Mikeyoungproductions.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "About Us". Mikeyoungproductions.com. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  4. ^ MoonScoop acquires MYP
  5. ^ Emily Claire Afan (March 2, 2009). "Moonscoop rebrands worldwide operations". Kidscreen. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  6. ^ Goldman Getzler, Wendy (July 8, 2013). "US-based Moonscoop not affected by French counterpart". Kidscreen. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  7. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (January 27, 2014). "Ellipsanime acquires Moonscoop". Kidscreen. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  8. ^ "Cyber Group & Splash Unite as CyberSplash Entertainment". June 13, 2022.
  9. ^ Hart, Hugh (August 11, 2002). "Who da man? 'He-Man'". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on April 26, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
  10. ^ "Mike Young & Scholastic animate Horrible Histories".
  11. ^ Emily Claire Afan (March 2, 2009). "Moonscoop rebrands worldwide operations". Kidscreen. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  12. ^ "Animation Insider".
  13. ^ "Kidscreen Awards, 2007".
  14. ^ "Kidscreen Awards, 2008".