Entertainment

Anderson Entertainment readies ‘for exciting 2021’ with D2C merch, broadcast partners and new content

An expanded direct-to-consumer and retail merchandising platform, more broadcast and streaming partners, and more new content development will all be at the heart of Anderson Entertainment’s 2021 plans for expansion. Detailing a line-up of activity for the year ahead, the firm – founded by Gerry Anderson, the man behind the …

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Boat Rocker Studios secures raft of global broadcasters for Dino Ranch

Boat Rocker Studios has secured a raft of global sales for the animated pre-school series, Dino Ranch following its successful premier on Disney Junior in the US and CBC in Canada at the start of the year. Later this year, the animated show will land on Disney Latin America, SRC …

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Panini ‘working to get more stickers into UK’ following sell-out success for Official Premier League Collection

Panini UK has ‘been taken aback’ by the demand for the new Premier League Official Sticker Collection 2021, that – despite the current lockdown restrictions – has seen sales outperform the success of the 2020 collection. The range has been such a hit at retail that customers in some parts …

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FuturumKids signs Monster Entertainment as global distribution partner for CGI show Paddles

The animation and media company, FuturumKids, has signed the brand management company, Monster Entertainment, as its global distribution partner for the new CGI children’s show, Paddles. Under the partnership, Monster Entertainment will focus on bringing Paddles – a show aimed at the four to seven year old audience – to …

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Moonbug Entertainment signs Poetic Brands for Blippi apparel range

Moonbug Entertainment has signed Poetic Brands to design an apparel range based on the kids’ entertainment sensation, Blippi. The move arrives as digital entertainment brands continue to gather momentum in the licensing space. Blippi has connected with children globally through his show Blippi, where he takes them on fun play-dates, …

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Brand-Ward named UK and Ireland licensing agent for pre-school IP Pikwik Pack

The UK-based licensing agency, Brand-Ward, has been tapped to represent Guru Studio’s latest pre-school series, Pikwik Pack across the UK and Ireland, with a focus on consumer products including toys and games. The licensing firm already represents Guru Studio’s True and the Rainbow Kingdom and will now add Pikwik Pack …

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Children’s entertainment licenses praised by Toy Retailers Association among its Toy of the Year Award winners

Children’s entertainment licenses PAW Patrol, Super Mario, Harry Potter, and Star Wars have been among those praised by the Toy Retailers Association for the role they have played in helping the toy industry through a troubled 2020. In this year’s Toy of the Year awards, reflective of the change of …

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Pokémon in for “a massive year” says Asmodee UK as Trading Card Game anniversary expansion prepares for launch

Asmodee UK has cited 2021 to be a ‘massive year for the Pokémon Trading Card Game’ which is gearing up top release the Shining Fates expansion, its first major product release in the year as the brand celebrates its milestone 25th anniversary this year. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the Pokémon …

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Chefclub teams with Upyaa! to launch kids culinary toys and play-sets

The digital culinary brand, Chefclub has partnered with Upyaa! to launch a new range of toys and games throughout Europe, enabling kids to engage with a collection of creative play-sets and undertake their own journey to becoming little chefs. The new sets will encourage kids to create their own ice …

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Global Icons named worldwide exclusive agent for Betty Boop and Fleischer Studio’s classic character slate

Global Icons has been named the worldwide exclusive licensing agent for Fleischer Studio’s slate of classic characters, including the animated screen star, Betty Boop. The new deal was made official at the start of the month as part of Fleischer Studio’s plans to expand licensing opportunities for its portfolio of …

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