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PGS Entertainment Secures Raft of Global Sales For Animated TV Series Super 4

pgs-entertainment-logo-1501PGS Entertainment has announced a raft of global sales for Super 4, the new animated series inspired by Playmobil, which will debut early next year. Produced by Method Animation and Morgen Studios, and commissioned by France Télévisions, PGS represents the series in all territories and has secured broadcast licensing agreements across Europe, Asia, and North America.

Current sales include Neox Kidz (Atresmedia) in Spain, TV3 in Catalonia, Canal Panda in Portugal, RTBF in Belgium, RTS in Switzerland, RTL téléKids in Netherlands & Luxembourg, MTV3 in Finland, Canal+ in Poland; Noga in Israel; Workpoint in Thailand; and Radio-Canada in Canada.

These partnerships come in addition to recently announced broadcast deals for Super 4 with CiTV in the United Kingdom and Cartoon Network in Italy and Latin America.

Collectibles Coincide with Dawn of the Planet Apes Debut

imageCoinciding with the release of Dawn of the Planet Apes on June 11, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Titan Books, and the National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) have released a line of collectibles.

The new line combines characters and elements from the original movies as well as the recent installment. Products include action figures, giftware, apparel, pop culture shock collectibles, and Titan books.

These items are now available for purchase.

Moshi Monsters Boss Michael Acton Smith Steps Down


The boss of Mind Candy, the company known for children’s social network Moshi Monsters, is to step down. Michael Acton Smith, who has run the business for 10 years, says he wanted to focus on a more creative role rather than the day-to-day running of the firm. Divinia Knowles, currently chief operating and financial officer, will become president. A new chief executive will be announced at a later date, the company said.

Paramount Animation Teams with Spin Master for Monster Trucks

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 10.47.43 AMParamount Licensing will release consumer products for the upcoming summer blockbuster Monster Trucks movie, in collaboration with Spin Master. This is the first licensee partnership for the Monster Trucks film, and will feature an extensive line of vehicle-based products. The movie is slated for release next spring.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Party City Partner for Party Goods

June24 WBCPWarner Bros. Consumer Products and Party City Holdings Inc. have partnered on behalf of DC Entertainment to release a collection of family-friendly party goods, favors, décor, and balloons inspired by Warner Bros.’ properties and the DC Comics pantheon of Super Heroes. The product features an array of characters such as Superman, Batman, and Scooby-Doo, and will be available in Party City stores across the U.S. and Canada this summer.

To celebrate the collection, Party City will host party zones that spotlight key properties, including a Batman party zone coming to Party City retailers across the U.S. and Canada in July, and a Scooby-Doo party zone in August.

Additionally, American Greetings will distribute party goods, favors, and décor in mass and supermarket channels.

Looney Tunes Promotes Eating Healthy

The-Looney-Tunes-Show-Episode-16-Thats-My-BabyLooney Tunes characters will make their fresh produce debut as they will be featured on Central West Produce‘s (CWP) specially-packaged strawberries. The partnership is between Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Central West Produce, and is set to hit stores this month. Each package of CWP strawberries will feature an iconic Looney Tunes character to make healthy food fun to eat.

DHX Media Appoints Global Brand Master

Unknown-2Jazwares Inc. has been named global master toy partner on preschool property Ella the Elephant by DHX Media. The agreement will expand the brand in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Middle East, Australia, Spain, and Norway. The deal allows Jazwares to launch a plush line worldwide, doll figures and play sets, vehicles, role-play, and musical instruments based on the animated Disney Channel series.

McFarlane Toys Set to Launch Building Block Sets for The Walking Dead


McFarlane Toys will introduce brick building toys based on AMC’s TV series The Walking Dead. McFarlane Toys is adding a new licensed category to the company’s portfolio. The new The Walking Dead toys will place McFarlane in the brick building toy aisle alongside of other leading manufacturers. The Walking Dead building sets and figures will be available this fall exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and online at

The initial line will feature realistic sculpts, light-up and shaped features, iconic environments, and dozens of characters and walkers. Collectors and fans of the show can recreate their favorite scenes with the detailed and realistic The Walking Dead products.

The Walking Dead series one product line will feature building sets, expansion packs, and figure blind bags for consumers to build their own The Walking Dead apocalypse.

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