Australia’s federal government has committed new funding for kids’ content, including animation, in its budget.
The funding includes AUD$11.9 million (USD$9.2M) over four years for the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF), which supports the development, production, and promotion of kids’ programming. The foundation’s CEO Jenny Buckland said the first group of shows to be supported with that money will be unveiled next month.
Animated series supported by the non-profit in the past include The Dukes of Broxtonia (which aired on Disney XD in the U.S.), Little J & Big Cuz, and Kaboodle. The new funding comes on top of the USD$14M over two years that the ACTF was awarded last year.