eOne’s Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience: Peppa’s Australian Holiday marked the theatrical debut for Peppa Pig in Australia, where the release hit 241 screens across the country and debuted at no. 6 in the overall box office chart. Since it opened last month, the release has earned box office receipts of AUS $2.16 million.
The Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience also premiered on April 7 in the UK screening in more than 500 cinemas nationwide. It has generated box office sales of just over £3 million since opening and ranking in the overall top 5 box office releases in the UD during its opening week. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
Fandango will debut the Fandango FanShop, its first online merchandise store, that offers a curated collection of wearables, collectibles, experiences, and events tied to theatrical releases and movie franchises. Launching in April, FanShop’s initial offerings will feature gear from the highly anticipated movies including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Despicable Me 3, and more. Read the rest of this entry »
Swan Princess Partners appointed Lawless Entertainment as representatives for licensing, merchandising, and publishing for The Swan Princess brand. Lawless Entertainment will represent the property worldwide (excluding India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, SEAsia, Philippines, Greater China, and North China). Read the rest of this entry »
Rovio Entertainment and Mikael Hed, executive producer of The Angry Birds Movie, received the Finnish Audiovisual Export Award Hulda. The award is presented annually by Audiovisual Finland and honors excellence in creative industry export.
The Angry Birds Movie is the most internationally successful Finnish film of all time and is also the second highest-grossing movie based on a game. The award was presented by Finland’s minister of economic affairs Mika Lintilä at the annual Finnish film industry event Jussi Gaala, which took place last Friday.
Wind Dancer Films announced a new slate of animated and live-action projects for kids. In addition to the recently-announced upcoming second season of Ready Jet Go!, the company collaborated with Carin Greenberg, Tod Mesirow, and Craig Bartlett to deliver a range of on-screen entertainment projects.
New projects currently in the works include Ready Jet Go! Season 2; The World Wide Webbers; Not A Box; Hello, I Love You; Muse Entertainment; Good Sam. Additional upcoming Wind Dancer Films productions include a range of animated and live-action series and films.
Kaiken Entertainment was awarded the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Award for Brand Licensing for the global publishing program for the Angry Birds Movie.
“Kaiken Entertainment is thrilled to be acknowledged for our innovation, creativity and hard work. We are honored to be in this company of respected nominees and to receive this formidable recognition,” says Laura Nevanlinna, co-founder, Kaiken Entertainment and CEO, Kaiken Publishing
Jakks Pacific debuted its line of toys inspired by the upcoming live-action film Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The collection includes Enchanted Rose Jewelry Box, Enchanted Objects Tea Set, Belle’s Ball Gown, Belle’s Dress Up Accessory Set, Ballroom Belle, and Baby Belle.
For more information or to speak with a Jakks Pacific spokesperson, contact Rachel Griffin (RGriffin@jakks.net) or Kopper Overton (KopperO@jakks.net).
Jakks Pacific Inc. renewed its mult-year licensing agreement with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media in China for merchandising rights for more than 50 properties.
The agreement includes Disney princess and Disney Frozen for the large doll category, plus new entertainment properties including Disney’s Moana and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The deal also covers dress-up, role-play, costumes, and masks and accessories, as well as properties for Disney Tsum Tsum collectibles, action figures, ride-ons, and wagons.
Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will take place on Sept 1. Toys, collectibles, books, apparel, and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. that morning, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars. Read the rest of this entry »