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HarperCollins to acquire Egmont Books UK for undisclosed sum

HarperCollins has detailed its intention to acquire Egmont Books UK for an undisclosed sum, alongside Egmont’s book businesses in Poland and Schneiderbuch Germany. The transaction is set to complete on 30th April but will not include Egmont’s magazine publishing. According to the Bookseller, on completion, Egmont Books UK will be …

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Wild + Wolf signs major Disney deal for its growing Ridley’s Games brand

The design-led gifting company, Wild + Wolf has signed a new partnership with Disney to bring a cast of popular Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars properties to its Ridley’s Games portfolio this year. Marking the first licensed range for the growing games brand, the product collection will consist of …

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Hasbro launches Bring Home the Fun platform for kids and families staying indoors

Hasbro has detailed the launch of its Bring Home the Fun platform, a global initiative created in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and offering kids and families a platform of content to inspire play and activities while at home. Beginning today, parents and caregivers can visit BringHometheFun.com to explore family-focused resources, including …

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Horace & Co celebrates World Autism Awareness Week with BookrKids digital library

It’s World Autism Awareness Week, and to champion the recognition and understanding of the condition among children across the UK, Horace & Co, the popular publishing property from Flossy and Jim, has just partnered with the BookrKids digital library. Created by Lynette Dare, the co-founder of Flossy and Jim, when …

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Mattel launches a free online resource for parents and children, Mattel Playroom

Mattel has detailed the launch of the Mattel Playroom, a new, free online resource that features activities and content from across the company’s portfolio of brands, designed to encourage kids to keep playing while handling school closures, social distancing and self isolation measures. American Girl, Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, and …

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Magic Light Pictures secures another award win for animated adaptation Zog

Magic Light Pictures’ animated adaptation Zog has scooped the International Emmy in the Kids Awards Best Animation category at this year’s International Emmy Kids Awards. The most recent accolade follows Magic Light’s win in the same category at the International Emmy Kids Awards in 2018 with Revolting Rhymes, and marks …

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Asmodee Entertainment stikes deal with Dark Horse Comics to develop tabletop art book series

Asmodee Entertainment is secured a new partnership with Dark Horse Comics to create a series of licensed art books for three of the tabletop gaming titan’s leading gaming properties. Under the new deal, Dark Horse has tapped into Asmodee’s portfolio of over 300 gaming IPs to curate a collection of …

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Universal Brand Development and LEGO unveil first Fast and Furious LEGO set

The LEGO Group and Universal Brand Development have unveiled the first LEGO set to be inspired by the global blockbuster franchise, Fast & Furious with the LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger. The new build is a 1,077-piece replica of the film franchise’s fearless street racer Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger …

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Mattel takes up arms against COVID-19 as it focuses production on face masks and PPE

Mattel has become the latest toy company to join in the fight agains the deepening COVID-19 pandemic, dedicating a slice if its production line to face masks in order to meet the urgent demand for medical supplies in the US. In a post across social media, Mattel’s president and COO, …

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Edutainment Licensing named distribution UK, Australian and New Zealand distribution partner for Tiny & Tony

Edutainment Licensing has been appointed as the distribution partner for Riki’s Tina & Tony series in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, as well as worldwide for school and library digital platforms. The 3D series for pre-school boys and girls follows the adventures of baby hippo Tony and baby elephant …

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