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Aconyte Books details long-planned novel series based on hit board game Pandemic

Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint of the global games group, Asmodee, has lifted the lid on its long-planned series of novels inspired by the global bestselling game, Pandemic. The first title in the series will be Pandemic: Patient Zero, scheduled to land on shelves this September and promising to take …

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App game My Singing Monsters makes move to board game space with Kickstarter project

The award-winning app game, My Singing Monsters – a game in which players build a collection of singing monsters who all chime their parts in unison – is expanding into the analogue gaming sector with the launch of My Singing Monsters: The Board Game on Kickstarter. A worker placement game designed …

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BBC Studios adds VTech to growing global toy roster for preschool series Bluey

BBC Studios has agreed a multi-territory licensing deal with VTech to produce electronic role play toys based on its multi-award winning children’s TV property, Bluey. Marking the latest expansion of the series’ global licensing programme, VTech’s initial Bluey range will feature popular characters from the series and lines include electronic books, role …

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Maroon 5’s Adam Levine lends voice talent to PAW Patrol: The Movie with original song ‘Good Mood’

The American singer, songwriter and lead vocalist from Maroon 5, Adam Levine is the latest name to lend his voice to the upcoming animated feature film, PAW Patrol: The Movie, by performing the film’s title track. Called ‘Good Mood’, the new song was written by Shellback, Savan Kotecha, Oscar Görres …

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Bravado and Warner Bros. Consumer Products line up expansive UK licensing partnership

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Bravado – the merchandise and brand management division of Universal Music Group – have detailed a new partnership across some of the biggest titles of the Studio’s 2021 and 2022 slate, as well as over 100 iconic movies and heritage brands. A first of its …

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British animated kids’ property Moley appoints Bulldog Licensing as its global licensing agency

The British made children’s property, Moley, has appointed Bulldog Licensing as its global licensing agency, marking the latest step for the new animated kids’ IP following the adventures of a fun-loving mole who lives in bustling city of MoleTown. The character, voiced by Warwick Davis, finds himself on a series …

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Oddbods focuses on children’s mindfulness in new series Oddbods: Busy Bodies

One Animation is launching a new iteration of its animated series Oddbods, placing a new focus on helping kids relieve stress, move their bodies, and engage in imaginative play. Called Oddbods: Busy Bodies, the show will place emphasis on mindfulness in children with each episode in the series hosted by …

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Genius Brands taps Never Wrong Toys as global master toy partner for Rainbow Rangers

Genius Brands International has named Never Wrong Toys – a subsidiary of China’s leading toy manufacturer, Markan Industrial Group – as its global master toy partner for the animated series, Rainbow Rangers. Under the partnership, Never Wrong Toys will develop a broad range of preschool products in the toy category, …

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Heritage month | The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh partners with US toy firm Open the Joy on curated children’s kits

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has partnered with the emotional intelligence and educational toy company, Open the Joy, to launch a new product range based on the museum’s exhibit XOXO: Love and Forgiveness. Under the new partnership, Love and Forgiveness Boxes are going to be available in Target stores across …

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WildBrain CPLG secures a raft of European deals for the hit video game brand Tetris

WildBrain CPLG has signed a raft of new European deals spanning apparel, back to school accessories, fast moving consumer goods, and homewares, for the world famous video game brand, Tetris. The newest slate of deals kicks off with the fashion retailer, Zara, who has introduced a collection of ment’s t-shirts …

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