DHX Brands Built Games, a video game developer and publisher, as part of nine new Teletubbies consumer products deals brokered via CPLG North America.
This spring, Built Games will launch Teletubbies Play Time, an interactive mobile app for kids that will help promote early learning, while engaging users and developing their senses and motor skills. The app will include a see-and-say feature that utilizes the latest voice recognition technology to help grow kid’s vocabulary. Read the rest of this entry »
The National Wildlife Federation signed new licensing partnerships to expand its Ranger Rick brand across digital, print, and kid-focused products. Partners include MerryMakers Inc., Ruckus Learning, Sage Licensing Group and Playlife Co., Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, Once Kids, and The Quarto Group. The announcement was made during the North American Toy Fair 2017 in New York City. Read the rest of this entry »
JAKKS Pacific Inc., Lafig Belgium S.A., and Sony Pictures Consumer Products partnered for the global launch of Smurfs toys inspired by the animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village, from Sony Pictures Animation.
JAKKS’ range includes figurines, play sets, and talking plush that will feature Smurf characters including, Smurfette, Clumsy, and Hefty. Key items include, Smurfs and Animal Friends Assortment; 8-inch Bean Bag Plush; Smurf Vehicle Packs; Talking Feature Plush; Smurf Mushroom House Playsets; and Jumbo Basic Plush. Read the rest of this entry »
Disney Channel ordered a third season of Elena of Avalor, an animated series that follows a brave and adventurous teenager who rules her kingdom. The series premiered last summer in the U.S. and targets kids ages 2 to 11. Elena of Avalor holds the number one spot in its timeslot in the U.S., the UK, Spain, and Portugal. Episodes from the second season will premiere this fall on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Read the rest of this entry »
Entertainment One (eOne) expanded the consumer products program for the global preschool series Peppa Pig, which airs on Nick Jr. in the U.S. and Treehouse TV in Canada. TCG will renew its contract for Peppa Pig games, and Ty Inc. will renew its contract for plush Beanie Babies. Jazwares continues its role as the master toy licensee for the property in the U.S and Canada. Read the rest of this entry »
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana adds new consumer products partners in France for its animated series Super Wings. In addition, a new weekday timeslot was secured for the preschool series on the Gullidoo children’s programming block on France’s Gulli last month. Super Wings also airs on Piwi+.
Nelvana signed 15 new consumer products agreements for Super Wings, including: master toy licensee Auldey; AD global for toys and accessories; ATM for back-to-school; Bon Bon for confectionery; Canal Toys for arts and crafts; Chauss Europ for footwear; Clementoni for puzzles and games; D’Arpeje for wheeled toys; Dekora for cake decorations; Famosa for ride-ons; Biochi Preziosi for balls and educational and electronic games; Hemma for publishing; Pik and Roll for bicycles; Play By Play for plush; and Sun City for apparel.
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Genius Brands International Inc. (GBI) signed Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., as global master toy partner for the new original CGI-animated preschool series, Rainbow Rangers. As global master toy partner, Fisher-Price will create a broad range of preschool products in the toy category, including dolls and figures, play sets, plush, vehicles, technology and interactive toys, musical toys, role play, and more. Read the rest of this entry »
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) will debut the new retail campaign Marvel Heroes Come in All Sizes this spring. The campaign celebrates Marvel Super Heroes and everyday heroes to teach that the best way to measure a Super Hero is by the size of their heart.
New Marvel products will highlight this theme and be available in categories including, home entertainment, television, publishing, and digital content. Marvel’s Doctor Strange will be available for Blu-Ray and DVD release this month. Marvel Publishing will also launch the new Monsters Unleashed! comic series, and Disney Publishing will release The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World, a picture book featuring Baby Groot. Read the rest of this entry »
Cartoon Network EMEA unveiled developments for The Powerpuff Girls in preparation for Spielwarenmesse 2017. Cartoon Network will rollout the toy range to Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) retailers and boost broadcast exposure through the signing of new free-to-air deals.
Since Cartoon Network launched the new series of The Powerpuff Girls last April, the first wave of product has already hit shelves across EMEA. The merchandise rollout is lead by the global master toy range from Spin Master with fashion, accessories, gifting, homewares, personal care, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and back-to-school products. Read the rest of this entry »