Digital entertainment company WildWorks partnered with newly launched toy company Make It Real to bring licensed Animal Jam crafts, stationery, and cosmetics to North America.
Since its start in 2010, Animal Jam has grown to more than 60 million registered users from more than 200 countries. In partnership with National Geographic, Animal Jam provides kids with fun, educational content about animals and the natural world.
The first round of products will be available domestically in March. There will be additional product releases in May, as well as next fall. To learn more about WildWorks, visit wildworks.com.
Following the global re-launch of the Ben 10 franchise Cartoon Network debuts the new mobile game, Ben 10: Up to Speed. The game launched worldwide on Jan. 12 on iOS, Google Play, and Amazon.
Up to Speed follows Ben Tennyson as he goes on the best summer vacation ever with his Grandpa Max and cousin Gwen. He discovers an alien artifact that allows him to transform into powerful alien heroes. Players will help Ben save the world from evil forces.
The game will launch with a selection of five alien forms and 60 levels, with new aliens and levels added regularly to coincide with Ben’s adventures in the television series.
Amazon’s original series Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter will premiere on Prime Video on Jan. 27 in the U.S. and the UK. The series is based on the children’s fantasy book of the same name by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter is a 26-part story of 10-year-old Ronja, who was born in a mountain fort surrounded by her father, mother, and a loving band of robbers. Viewers follow along as she explores and understands key factors of life and love. Read the rest of this entry »
Zoobe Message Entertainment partnered with Peanuts Worldwide to launch the new Peanuts StoryGIF app for iOS and Android devices. The app was released last month and features text-ready animations that feature Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus, and more characters from the brand. Fans can choose from more than 100 images to create customizable, short movie messages.
Rovio Entertainment launches Angry Birds Blast, a new game for mobile devices where players burst balloons as they move through different levels. Each player begins with 250 gold coins, which allows players to navigate through more than 270 levels.
Angry Birds Blast is developed in collaboration with Shanghai-based studio MYBO and is available for download for free on iOS and Android devices.
Hello Kitty partnered with Zoobe Messenger Entertainment for the Hello Kitty StoryGIF Advent Calendar. This countdown to Christmas runs from Dec. 1st to Dec. 25th where fans can unlock a free GIF each day, or purchase all 25 at once. The app is available in apps stores for iOS and Android.
Cartoon Network updated the Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker enhanced with Powfactor themes to. This weekend their first-ever pop up shop will also debut.
Launching globally today in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the new Powerpuff Yourself allows fans to create their own Powerpuff avatar followed by a series questions to reveal their named Powfactor special ingredient. The global update of the avatar maker includes refreshed categories and is translated into 26 languages. Powerpuff Yourself is now live at www.powerpuffyourself.com
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American Sign Language (ASL) partnered with Care Bears to design an app for kids to learn sign language. The ASL with Care Bears app helps children learn sign language. Kids will be able to learn sign language with Funshine Bear, Grumpy Bear, Share Bear, and others. ASL with Care Bears helps kids learn a visual language through sayings and phrases.
ASL with Care Bears is free to download and offers in-app purchase. Available on iPhones & iPads running on iOS 8.0
Excelsior!, The Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer app added a new Spanish-language feature this month. The free app is available on the App Store and Google Play.
The Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer app debuted this spring and ranked as the No. 1 Free App in the App Store at the time of its release. The app takes kids on a journey with Jet, Sydney, Sean, Mindy, and Sunspot from their backyard in Boxwood Terrace through space. Users can access all the features of Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer in English or Spanish.
From Frank expands its line of digital stickers published by Bare Tree Media with the From Frank Pet Politics pack, a collection of election style buttons. The From Frank Pet Politics sticker pack is now available on Apple’s iMessage platform, as well as the emojiTap banded sticker app for iTunes and Google Play. The From Frank brand is represented by Genius Brands International.