The Alpha Group US LLC, a subsidiary of The Alpha Group, announced the season two launch of Super Wings on Sprout this week.
The original preschool series follows an adorable jet plane named Jett who travels the world delivering packages to children. On every delivery, Jett encounters a new problem that he and his friends the Super Wings must work together to solve. Season two will feature new story-lines, destinations, and characters.
Genius Brands International Inc. plans to expand SpacePOP this year with new content license agreements for in China and in the UK. Additionally, Genius Brands has greenlit the development of season two of SpacePOP for global distribution, which is expected ot air this fall. 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 »
LEGO Systems Inc. introduced its collection of building sets inspired by the DC Super Hero Girls series at the North American International Toy Fair. In addition to the three building sets that launched last year, LEGO introduced three mission-based building sets that are now available, with four more that will launch this August. Read the rest of this entry »
Zag, Method Animation, and Planeta Junior (Planeta & DeAgostini Group) partnered for co-production on the development of five upcoming animated TV series under the Zag Heroez label.
The collaboration starts with two Zag Heroez animated series Power Players, which features a team of secret heroes formed by a boy and his toys, and Pixigirl, which tells the story of a super-heroine with the supernatural powers of Mother Nature who battles evil witches in New York. Read the rest of this entry »
Hasbro Inc. was named global master toy licensee by Sutikki, the new kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment. The line of toys will based on the new preschool series, Moon and Me from Andrew Davenport’s Foundling Bird.
Inspired by tales of toys that come to life when nobody is looking, Moon and Me is the comical story of a special friendship between two characters from completely different worlds. Moon and Me will combine the latest production methods with traditional storytelling, comedy, and music to create a picture-book world. Read the rest of this entry »
Zag Studios‘ action series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir headed to Netflix this month, where the first season premiered on Feb. 10. Netflix acquired the U.S. streaming video on demand (SVOD) rights for seasons one to three.
Thomas & Friends, from Mattel Inc., kicked off its first global brand campaign with a year-long marketing program, Set Friendship in Motion.
The campaign aims to help preschoolers strengthen friendship skills, such as collaboration, communication, sharing, manners, kindness, and the abilities to express and understand feelings and emotions. Set Friendship in Motion will include ways for families to interact with kids including content, digital activations, and live events to bring the campaign to life. Read the rest of this entry »
9 Story Media Group licensed Nature Cat to Discovery Kids Latin America. Discovery Kids Latin America also airs 9 Story’s Wild Kratts and Peg + Cat.
Created by Spiffy Pictures and co-produced by Spiffy Pictures and WTTW Chicago, 9 Story handles international distribution and consumer products outside of the U.S., while HiHat Media handles brand licensing within the U.S. 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 »