Entertainment

Direct to consumer and expanded toy offering helps Funko to strong Q4 2020 finish

A bolstered direct to consumer platform, the launch of new games and toys, and an expanded presence across its key retail partners have helped Funko to strong fourth quarters results for 2020. The pop culture specialist has reported a six per cent sales growth to $226.5 million, reflecting what CEO …

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Games Workshop builds out entertainment business with former Hasbro exec Finn Arnesen

Games Workshop Group is delving deeper into the entertainment business with the appointment of the former Turner Broadcasting and Hasbro Studios executive, Finn Arnesen as its first head of entertainment development. In his new role, Arnesen will get to work mining the Warhammer library of novels and short stories in …

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Millimages builds strong Molang licensing roster for 2021 spanning plush, collectables, and more

Millimages has secured a raft of new licensing partners for its popular animated IP, Molang, spanning the plush and stationery aisles, as well as apparel, collectibles, and more. Kicking off the slate, Millimages has tapped NICI to develop new Molang plush ranges to launch across Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Austria …

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Zuru’s Vlad & Niki Superhero Surprise lands in the UK this May

Zuru has lifted the lid on a new raft of unboxing experiences inspired by and based on the internet sensations, Vlad and Niki. The new Vlad & Niki Superhero Surprise range is scheduled to land at retailers from May this year. Recognised as one of the biggest YouTube channels in …

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Warner Bros. teams with Toybox to let fans 3D print their own licensed toys at home

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with Toybox, a company specialised in 3D printers that allow fans to create their own toys at home, to enable audiences to print characters from across the Warner Bros. portfolio. Marked by many as a major step forward in the ongoing development and evolution …

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Jazwares extends Epic Games partnership for Fortnite toys and collectables through to 2025

Jazwares has signed a new licensing partnership with Epic Games, extending the toy company’s current Fortnite deal through to 2025 and expanding upon its range of toys and collectables. The deal, brokered by licensing agency IMG, will start from January 2022 and will see Jazwares become the exclusive toy partner …

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Angry Birds flocks to game-based learning platform Kahoot! to raise environmental awareness

Angry Birds is flocking to the game-based learning platform Kahoot! to launch a series of unique quizzes each aimed at encouraging children and their environmental awareness education. The move is the latest from Rovio to continue its fight for better understanding around climate change and environmental science. Currently in its …

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Moonbug Entertainment secures CoComelon exclusive partnership with POPS Worldwide

Moonbug Entertainment has detailed a new tie-up with POPS Worldwide to bring its library of children’s content to the POPS Kids app. From today, the app will feature 150 episodes of CoComelon, and two new episodes will be released each month, remaining exclusive to the platform for the first six …

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Beano Studios celebrates 70 years since Dennis’ debut with extensive licensing roster

Beano Studios has detailed a raft of new licensing partnerships signed to celebrate 70 years since the first appearance of Dennis in the iconic Beano comic and what the firm has billed as a ‘momentous year for the brand.’ Leading the charge, Beano has partnered with its first global game …

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Edutainment Licensing lands seven kids’ platforms for season two of Super Geek Heroes

Edutainment Licensing has secured a raft of deals with no fewer than seven major kids’ platforms, all within the first month of release of the second season of Super Geek Heroes. Season Two features seven new read-aloud picture book videos read by the author and creator David Lawrence Jones. Platforms …

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