Entertainment

Zavvi teams with DUST! to launch ultra-exclusive pop culture puzzles range

The UK online retailer Zavvi has partnered with DUST! to launch a new limited-edition range of fully-licensed movie themed jigsaw puzzles, bringing the artwork of some of cinema’s best-loved cult classics to the jigsaw space. The partnership witnesses the launch of 12 limited edition 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles, each featuring images …

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Hasbro partners with Uber Eats to launch free Hasbro Toy Store to families this half term

Hasbro has partnered with the home delivery app, Uber Eats, to launch a free toy store in time for the half term holidays, as UK parents continue to hunt for new ways to keep their kids entertained during lockdown. The new collaborative effort arrives as 70 per cent of UK …

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Animaccord inks major broadcast deal for Masha and the Bear with Italy’s kids’ channel Rai

Animaccord has inked a new broadcast deal with the Italian public media company, Rai, for the fifth season of Masha and the Bear, produced in a new 4k UHD format. The first episodes of the new season will air daily on Rai Yoyo and Rai Play starting from May 3rd …

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New York | Toy of the Year awards underscores big year for children’s licenses

Pokemon, Super Mario, Star Wars The Mandalorian, and PAW Patrol are just some of the leading children’s brands to have won big this weekend when the annual Toy of the Year awards hosted an all-virtual event to reveal its winners. A tussle of the titans ensued as the awards – …

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Pokémon and Post Malone to host virtual music concert as part of the brand’s 25th anniversary celebrations

Pokémon has unveiled plans for a virtual music concert celebrating its 25th anniversary with the help of the headline act and Pokémon fan, Post Malone. Taking place on February 27th – or Pokémon Day to the real fans – the event will take the form of an online party for …

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Audio storyteller Tonies welcomes Disney’s Aladdin, Peter Rabbit, and Miffy to its licensed library

The audio storytelling platform, Tonies continues to strengthen its licensed story portfolio with new additions from Disney’s Aladdin, Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit, and Miffy. Expanding its licensing partnerships with Disney, Penguin Random House, and Miffy brand owner, Mercis, Tonies has launched the three new additions to its growing collection of …

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Asmodee acquires digital gaming platform Board Game Arena in latest global growth plan

Asmodee has acquired the online multi-player board gaming platform, Board Game Arena in a move that will allow the tabletop giant to scale up its online play and allow players around the world access to some of Asmodee’s biggest games. Founded in 2010, Board Game Arena has emerged as a …

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Disney content and licensing hit hard by Covid-19 but consumer products offer glimmer of hope

Content sales and licensing revenues at the Walt Disney Company have suffered big losses at the hands of the pandemic with dramatic decreases of 56 per cent and an operating income decrease of 78 per cent driven primarily by the closure of theatres, parks and experiences over the course of …

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Brand-Ward tapped to develop Germany’s Bibi & Tina for global audiences

The licensing agency and consultancy firm, Brand-Ward has been brought on board to develop a strategy to launch the German children’s brand, Bibi & Tina to a global audience. Owned by Kiddinx Media GmbH, a leading name in distribution and marketing for children’s audio plays and books, kids’ music, animated …

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WildBrain CPLG lands wave of European licensees for Sony’s The Boys, Cobra Kai and Outlander

WildBrain CPLG has secured a wave of cross-category European licensees for Sony Pictures Consumer Products’ hit TV series The Boys, Cobra Kai, and Outlander. Getting the action underway for the superhero series The Boys, WildBrain CPLG has landed UK partnerships with Forbidden Planet for a t-shirt and gifting line, The …

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