Rovio Entertainment added a roster of new licensing partners to its Angry Birds franchise. The new consumer products will feature the popular Angry Birds characters, as well as characters from The Angry Birds Movie including the Blues and The Hatchlings. The products are expected to be available at retail this fall. Read the rest of this entry »
Moose Toys announced plans for its new toy line based on the mobile game Disney Crossy Road. In the game, players hop, dodge, and slide their way through busy lanes of traffic. Since its launch a year ago, it has been downloaded more than 31 million times.
The initial collection from Moose Toys will feature Disney and Pixar characters from the app including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Buzz Lightyear, Simba, Baymax, and more. The line will include collectible micro figures, backpack hangers, and plush, and will be available at select retailers beginning April 1.
The Slither.io bendable blind bag toys are now available at Target stores across the U.S. The blind bags will also debut at Toys “R” Us, Hot Topic, and other national and regional locations beginning next month. Based on slither.io, the Google Play app, the first assortment features 15 mystery Slithers, including rainbow, patriotic, and ultra-rare styles. Read the rest of this entry »
Azoomee, an entertainment app for primary school kids, partnered with BBC for a 12-month licensing agreement. Azoomee launched in the UK Last summer.
As part of a 12-month agreement, Azoomee licensed shows from BBC including Charlie and Lola; Horrible Histories; Katie Morag; The Next Step; Deadly 60; Nina and the Neurons; and Little Human Planet. Read the rest of this entry »
Cryptozoic Entertainment and Cartoon Network Enterprises partnered to bring Cartoon Network and Adult Swim characters to Quidd, the iOS and Android app that lets fans collect digital stickers, cards, and toys featuring different characters. The app will include characters from Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show, The Amazing World Of Gumball, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow And Chicken, The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy, Ed, Edd, and Eddy, Clarence, and Uncle Grandpa. Read the rest of this entry »
Miffy,The Miffy’s World app, based on Dick Bruma’s classic white bunny, launched a new app for iOS today. The app is be available to buy from the App Store and will soon be available to download from Google Play. The app was created by StoryToys, an independent developer and publisher of children’s apps. Read the rest of this entry »
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) partnered to launch NBA 2K eLeague, a competitive gaming league. This marks the first official eSports league operated by a professional sports league in the U.S.
The league will debut next year and will consist of teams operated by actual NBA franchises. The founding teams, each composed of five professional eSports players who will play the game as user-created avatars, will be announced in upcoming months. The NBA 2K eLeague will follow a professional sports league format: competing head-to-head throughout a regular season, participating in a bracketed playoff system, and concluding with a championship matchup.
Curious World, a subscription service for kids from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and The Fred Rogers Co. partnered to launch original short-form videos for kids and families within the content service. Marking its first move into original programming for mobile, The Fred Rogers Co. debuted Through the Woods. Read the rest of this entry »
Bay Tek Games will debut licensing agreements for Skee-Ball consumer products, which that will be available on digital platforms and other channels, at the North American International Toy Fair this month.
Ocean Media will create an interactive Skee-Ball app, which will be available on platforms including iOS, Android, PS, Mac, Linux, and other consoles this year. Other licensed products include: Bally’s for slot machines; Alchemy3 for state lotto tickets; Zynga for online social gaming; and Running Press Books for desktop games. Read the rest of this entry »
The global, ad-free, preschool entertainment platform Hopster is now available to Roku users in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Ireland, as well as in France with a localized French language app.
The Hopster channel for Roku devices is designed to be easy-to-use for kids, and provides preschool entertainment without ads or inappropriate content. Hopster features series such as, Peppa Pig, Super Why!, Teletubbies, Reading Rainbow, and Monster Math Squad. Content will vary by country, but all content available on Hopster is carefully selected to support the Hopster Discovery Learning Map, which is a curriculum for preschool learning. Read the rest of this entry »