Entertainment

Bing receives first sign language version in Italy through VoD partner TIMVISION

The first sign language version of the multi-award winning pre-school series, Bing is landing with audiences across Italy thanks to a new partnership between Maurizio Distefano Licensing and Acamar Films’ Italian VoD partner, TIMVISION. Through TIMVISION, a selection of original Bing episodes featuring an Italian sign language interpreter launched on …

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LEGO launches wellness soundscape using the satisfying sounds of 10,000 bricks

The LEGO Group is treading (softly) new ground for toys in the mindfulness space with the launch of a new LEGO White Noise playlist, designed to help listeners find a moment of relaxation – by listening the noises made by LEGO bricks. But there’s no soundtracks of fully-grown adults yelping …

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Full steam ahead for Spin Master’s Mighty Express as Penguin Young Readers is named global publishing partner

The global children’s entertainment company, Spin Master has secured a global publishing deal for its Mighty Express IP with Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House. Under the new deal, the publisher will have the global rights to roll out 8x8s, board books, shaped board books, picture books, …

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BBC Studios launches 40th anniversary Only Fools and Horses stamps with Royal Mail… and they’re lovely jubbly

BBC Studios is marking the 40th anniversary year of the iconic TV comedy series Only Fools and Horses with the launch of a special stamp collection in partnership with Royal Mail. The collection will see the launch of eight stamps featuring classic Only Fools and Horses scenes and one-liners, while …

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Mattel’s Whac-A-Mole strikes TV game show deal with Fremantle

Whac-A-Mole has become the latest Mattel toy property to receive the TV treatment as the television production outfit, Fremantle, prepares to develop a new game show based on the title. The move comes amid a slate of TV licensing announcements from Mattel, including the most recent partnership with Propagate to …

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Gallery Books to publish the rise, fall, and rise again memoirs of WWE Champion Drew McIntyre

The Simon & Schuster imprint, Gallery Books has struck a deal with WWE to publish the memoirs of the Drew McIntyre, a WWE Champion, under the title of A Chosen Destiny: My Story. The new title will highlight McIntyre’s life journey from a small village in Scotland to the global …

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Poetic Brands grows its pre-school portfolio with Moonbug’s My Magic Pet Morphle

Poetic Brands is continuing to expand its baby, children’s wear, and accessories division, this time through an extended partnership with Moonbug Entertainment to develop an apparel range based on the My Magic Pet Morphle brand. The deal was brokered by The Point. 1888 who manages the rights for Moonbug’s properties …

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Fanattik lands Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gift license in pan-European deal

The pop culture specialist, Fanattik, has signed a pan-European gift license with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to develop and launch a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-inspired collection. The new range will span home decor, barware, gifts, and collectables, all of which will be available from June this year in shops across Europe. …

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Sonic the Hedgehog will charge onto Netflix in new animated series in 2022

A new animated series of Sonic the Hedgehog called Sonic Prime will be tearing onto Netflix with a worldwide premiere scheduled for 2022. The 24-episode animated adventure is the product of a triple-threat deal between Netflix, SEGA of America, and WildBrain. Aimed at kids, families, and long-time fans of the …

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NSPCC’s Buddy and Pantosaurus to feature in Redan’s kids’ titles Fun To Learn and Sparkle World

Edutainment Licensing has secured a partnership with Redan to bring the NSPCC’s Buddy and Pantosaurus brands to the publisher’s leading children’s magazines. In a campaign kicking off on March 4th this year, Buddy will feature in the Fun To Learn Friends and Sparkle World titles from Redan Publishing, while Pantosaurus …

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