Entertainment

Toy maker Melissa & Doug lands ‘biggest licensing deal ever’ with PAW Patrol and Blues Clues & You

The global toy brand Melissa and Doug, has signed an exclusive licensing partnership with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to develop and launch a range of PAW Patrol and Blue’s Clues & You co-branded toys for autumn next year. The toys will be designed to educate and empower pre-schoolers through active engagement, …

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Mattel Television is developing a game show around its popular family game UNO

Mattel’s world popular card game UNO has landed a new television deal, as the global toy maker detailed this week its plans to develop a new game show around the family gaming brand. Described as a ‘larger than life televised competition,’ the UNO Game Show will feature four teams who …

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Surge Licensing inks deal with indie author-illustrator Diane Alber

Surge Licensing has been appointed by the independent children’s book author-illustrator, Diane Alber, to develop and implement a consumer products program across key categories inspired by her Amazon chart-topping book franchise. The program will kick off with initial focus on a full-scale publishing program before tackling extended categories such as …

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Panini to launch Kid-E-Cats stickers and trading cards across the UK and Europe

The popular pre-school animated series, Kid-E-Cats is making its way to the collectables space thanks to a new pan-European partnership between the brand’s owner CTC Media and the stickers and trading cards specialist, Panini. The partnership, facilitated by APC Kids, will cover the UK and Ireland, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Portugal, …

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Warner Bros. drops first Tom and Jerry feature film trailer

Tom and Jerry are all set to make their big screen return with the release of the first full trailer courtesy of Warner Bros. for the upcoming, self-titled Tom and Jerry feature film. Marking the pair’s first return to feature film since the 1992 Tom and Jerry: The Movie, Warner’s …

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Jazwares teams with Gaumont to launch toy line based on musical pre-school series Do, Re & Mi

Jazwares has been named toy partner for the Amazon Studios and Gaumont animated pre-school series, Do, Re & Mi, a musical adventure series that follows three birds, featuring the vocal talents of Kristen Bell and Jackie Tohn. The firm will develop a range of toys, each featuring the show’s cast …

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Sutikki brings in The Point. 1888, Kids Industries, and Rock Hill Media for global expansion plans

The children’s entertainment company, Sutikki, has lined up new partnerships with the family market marketing agency Kids Industries, the brand licensing agency The Point. 1888, and the media strategists Rock Hill Media Ventures. The trio will work with Sutikki, the home of Moon & Me, to develop global brand strategies …

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The Met Museum to launch new kids’ books series with global publisher DK

The global publishing house, DK, has landed a strategic commercial partnership with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to launch a range of children’s books that each take inspiration from art, history, and culture, to draw readers into the world curated by the museum. Under the new deal, DK will commission …

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King Features rolls out extensive slate of activity for 40 years of the 1980 cult film Flash Gordon

It’ll be a full four decades since the release of the 1980 cult classic film Flash Gordon this December 5th, and King Features Syndicate has lined up a full roster of activity, including theatrical screenings, fresh content and home entertainment, as well as new licensed products and publishing, in order …

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Chuggington: Tales from the Rails lines up European broadcast partners including UK’s CBeebies

Herschend Entertainment Studios’ new pre-school series Chuggington: Tales from the Rails, will make its debut across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, and Poland via a raft of new broadcasting partners from early 2021. The series has been picked up by CBeebies, RTE, TF1, Super RTL, and TVP ABC. The European …

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