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Zynga launches official Game of Thrones Slots Casino app game

The official Game of Thrones Slots Casino app game has launched to a global fanbase via the App Store and Google Play, with plans for Facebook and Amazon Appstore adaptations in the works. A new entry into Zynga – the interactive entertainment specialist – social casino portfolio, the game transports …

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Funimation acquires UK outfit Manga Entertainment

Funimation, the go-to name in sub and dub anime content, and the subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, has acquired Manga Entertainment Limited, the UK and Irish anime distributor. Headquartered in London, Manga is a long-term partner of Funimation and currently serves anime fans  across a wide range of channels, including Blu-ray …

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Primark catches new Pokémon exclusive after new film fuels consumer demand

The Pokémon Company International has detailed a new collaboration with the global fashion retailer Primark for an exclusive range of women’s apparel, responding to growing consumer interest following the release of Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Denim jackets, T-shirts, hoodies and sportswear created by urban lifestyle companies Difuzed and Global Brands Group, …

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Retail Monster named exclusive UK licensing agent for tween drama Find Me in Paris

The European kids’ content producer Cottonwood Media has named Retail Monster as its exclusive UK licensing agent for the popular tween drama series Find Me in Paris. The deal was brokered by Ana Micoud, who leads Cottonwood’s licensing business through her own company, The Wizards. The Find Me in Paris …

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The Powerpuff Girls land in Burger King for global toy promotion

The original ambassadors of girl power continue to celebrate 20 years of saving the world through a new partnership with Burger King that sees the arrival of four exclusive Powerpuff Girls toys. Cartoon Network Enterprises has secured a new promotion with the global food chain to introduce the four exclusive …

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Gruffalo toys, books and games showcased at immersive London pop-up this half-term

Toys, books and performances from MC Grammar are to take centre stage at a dedicated pop-up shop in London’s Covent Garden, celebrating all things Gruffalo this half-term week. The launch is part of Magic Light Pictures’ ongoing 20th anniversary celebrations of the iconic children’s literary character. Spread over two floors, …

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Agatha Christie moves into tabletop gaming in new Modiphius Entertainment partnership

The world of the beloved mystery author Agatha Christie is making its way to the party gaming scene, thanks to the efforts of the tabletop gaming experts at Modiphius. Marking both a first for the team best-known for its success with wargaming titles such as Fallout and the recently released …

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Authentic Brands Group acquires Sports Illustrated IP in $110m deal

Authentic Brands Group has finalised the purchase of the intellectual property of Sports Illustrated from Meredith Corporation in a deal valued at $110 million. The acquisition adds yet another new arm to ABG’s growing portfolio, which currently generates over $9.3 billion in global retail sales a year. The deal now …

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Rainbow Productions eyes growth in Asian attractions business with IAAPA Expo Asia debut

The UK costume character and mascot specialist, Rainbow Productions is looking to grow its presence in the Asian market by tapping into the region’s booming attractions industry. To help kickstart the move, it will be making its debut appearance at IAAPA Expo Asia, taking place in Shanghai from June 12 …

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Gigantosaurus looks to “make huge impact on pre-school space” with latest signings

The CGI animated pre-school series Gigantosaurus is building out its consumer products portfolio with a raft of new US partners across apparel and soft home fashions. The new lines will hit retail in spring 2020 and will follow an initial toy launch from the show’s master licensee Jakks Pacific. American …

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