February 10, 1998 |
Margaret Loesch, the executive credited with building News Corp.'s child-oriented television business, has signed on as president of the Jim Henson Television Group. Loesch, who left News Corp. in November amid a power struggle with Haim Saban, News Corp.'s half partner in Fox Kids Worldwide, gives the Jim Henson Co. added credibility at a time when independent producers are battling for cable and network time.
May 28, 2013 |
Television's latest animated superhero sports a purple skirt and cape, pink gloves and white go-go boots. She is also a he. Meet SheZow, the star of a cartoon debuting Saturday on the Hub, a kids' cable channel co-owned by cable programming giant Discovery Communications and toy manufacturer Hasbro Inc. In "SheZow," a 12-year-old boy - named Guy - uses a magic ring to transform himself into a legendary crime fighter. When evil lurks, Guy says, "You go girl!" and becomes SheZow.
March 15, 1992 |
If you're tired of forking over simoleons for My Little Pony and Smurf figurines, you'll be happy to know that the merchandise mastermind behind many of those cartoon-perpetuated toys has a new line of work. In her six years as president and CEO of Marvel Productions, Margaret Loesch--nicknamed "The Queen of Cartoons"--spent much of her time trolling toy store aisles for ideas for cartoon series. Along the way, Marvel won four Emmys for "Muppet Babies" and brought My Little Pony, Jem, G. I.
January 19, 1999 |
She is, arguably, the most successful television executive of the last decade, having led a network to a four-year reign in first place. Yet it's telling, actually, that few people even within the entertainment industry would immediately come up with the name of Margaret Loesch, who served as president of the Fox Kids Network for seven years. In that time, she took the service from a start-up operation to a dominant force in children's TV, which ruled Saturday morning from 1993-97.
November 21, 1997 |
Fox Kids Network said Thursday that Margaret Loesch, founding president of the 7-year-old programming block on News Corp.'s Fox network, has resigned. Loesch is given much of the credit for turning Fox Kids into one of the biggest successes in children's television. The move comes at a time of heightened competition for Fox Kids, as ABC and the WB Network challenge Fox's Saturday morning dominance.