Entertainment

MGM and Play.Works debut The Pink Panther’s Secret Slots game

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Play.Works, a leading connected TV influencer video and games network, have announced that The Pink Panther’s Secret Slots game is now available through connected television devices. The game is available to play through the Play.Works Network, which reaches over 200 million homes and has the largest connected TV games catalogue in the world. …

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ViacomCBS becomes Paramount Global

ViacomCBS has announced that the global media company will become Paramount Global, effective from today (February 16), bringing together its portfolio of entertainment properties under a new parent company name. “Paramount is an idea: a promise to be the best,” said Shari Redstone, Non-Executive Chair of the company’s Board of …

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ZAG extends South American licensing programme with new office in Buenos Aires

Animation studio ZAG has established its first office in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to directly spearhead merchandising and licensing activities in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay for the company’s portfolio of  “ZAG Heroez” brands, which includes the worldwide hit Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir and Ghostforce.  The new Buenos Aires office is headed …

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Cyber Group Studios partners with Peacock for animated adventure series Press Start!

Best known for its award-winning preschool show Gigantosaurus, Cyber Group Studios has partnered with OTT video streaming service Peacock for new CG animated comedy adventure series Press Start! Aimed at children aged 5-7, Press Start! is based on the bestselling and award-winning book series of the same name from Scholastic. Emmy-winning writer and showrunner Scott Kraft (PAW Patrol) is executive …

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Moonbug acquires Little Angel and Little World

Moonbug Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Little Angel, one of the fastest-growing kids’ channels on YouTube. The Little Angel Network, which houses Little Angel and Little World, boasts more than 88 million subscribers on YouTube globally. Since 2019, the brand has seen its global viewership double. Moonbug plans to grow Little Angel …

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Surge Licensing to lead Stanley Kubrick programme for North America

Leading global licensing agency Surge Licensing has been appointed by the Stanley Kubrick Film Archives and Caroline Mickler Ltd, global licensing agent for the brand, to develop a North American licensing and retail programme inspired by six iconic features from the visionary filmmaker: The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey, …

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Cyber Group Studios acquires majority stake in Graphilm Entertainment

Cyber Group Studios, a leading producer and distributor of animated series, has acquired a majority stake in award-winning Italian animation studio Graphilm Entertainment. The acquisition will increase Cyber Group Studios’ creative and production capabilities to meet content demands in the European region and globally. The strategic partnership will also provide …

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ZAG appoints Megalicense to represent ZAG Heroez in Russia and CIS

Animation studio ZAG has signed Megalicense, the leading licensing agency across Russia and CIS, to represent its ZAG Heroez brand portfolio, headlined by the pop culture hit Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.  Under the terms of the agreement, Megalicense will develop the licensing and merchandising plans for …

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Signature Publishing partners with One Animation for Oddbods magazine

Signature Publishing and One Animation have inked a deal to launch a dedicated Oddbods-themed issue of Signature’s successful changing-theme magazine for preschool children, ‘ADVENTURES WITH’. Under the partnership, the ‘ADVENTURES WITH Oddbods’ issue will go on sale in the UK from 10 February. One Animation’s Oddbods is a global phenomenon, …

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Jetpack brokers three new deals for Moley

Jetpack Distribution has announced three new deals that will see the top-ranking CGI animated series Moley (52 x 11 minutes) and the 30-minute special Master Moley: By Royal Invitation hit free-to-air screens in Germany and New Zealand, and TV screens in Brazil. German public service broadcaster ZDF has acquired the free TV and video-on-demand (VOD) rights. The special launched in …

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