Entertainment

WildBrain Spark tapped to grow global audiences for The Polos and MarcoPolo Learning

WildBrain Spark has been appointed by MarcoPolo Learning to manage the educational media company’s channel and content on YouTube on a worldwide basis. WildBrain Spark will support and bolster the distribution of the content, including its flagship CG animated series, The Polos. The content will run across the official MarcoPolo …

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Moose Toys’ hit doll line Kindi Kids lands bag and stationery items with Blueprint Collections

Moose Toys popular toy brand Kindi Kids is building out its licensing programme thanks to a new partnership with Blueprint Collections to launch a range of licensed bags and stationery items. In a deal brokered by Kindi Kids’ licensing and merchandising representative, Bulldog Licensing, the new licensed range will include …

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BBC Studios takes first steps in blockchain gaming with Doctor Who: Worlds Apart

Reality Gaming Group has secured an exclusive global license from BBC Studios to develop and publish a ground-breaking digital trading card game based on global hit television series Doctor Who. The partnership will enable fans to collect and trade digital versions of their favourite characters for the first time, before adventuring …

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Rubies and Bristol Novelty to merge operations in forward-looking response to Covid-19

Rubies Masquerade and Bristol Novelty have detailed the merger of its operations and office functions in a forward looking move to house all of its products under one banner as the industry begins to shake itself off from lockdown. It comes, the firm has stated, as companies the world over …

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Simon’s Cat sets first paws down in Brazil with Chico Rei partnerships

Simon’s Cat is soaking up some of that Brazilian culture thanks to a new partnership with Chico Rei, the region’s leading e-commerce platform for creative and personalised products that will see the launch of a special line of t-shirts, mugs, notebooks, phone cases and posters. The new range will feature …

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Downton Abbey Gin takes home silver and bronze in the International Wine and Spirits Competition

The Harrogate Tipple’s licensed Downton Abbey gin has picked up a silver and bronze award at the International Wine and Spirits Competition this year. The firm’s Premium Downton Abbey Gin took home the silver, having scored 91 out of 100, and the Rhubarb Downton Abbey Gin was handed bronze for …

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Flossy and Jim lands stand-out poster position with Kennedy Publishing’s 100% Wow magazine

Flossy and Jim, the creative team behind the Horace & Co series of children’s books has secured a stand-out poster slot within Kennedy Publishing popular tween girls’ magazine title, 100% Wow. Aimed at girls aged nine to 12 years old, 100% Wow boasts girl-powered features, puzzles, and pop culture all …

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The London Toy Company teams with Wow! Stuff and Warner Bros to launch Harry Potter plush

The London Toy Company has collaborated with the teams at both Wow! Stuff and Warner Brothers to develop its first range of plush toys based on the ever-popular Harry Potter franchise. The firm, who rebranded from High Resolution Designs this year, already specialises in the development of ultra-realistic and iconic …

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Marvel Mania returns to the global stage for fifth year with new retail and product initiatives

The popular Marvel retail celebration, Marvel Mania, is making its return this year, bringing kids, families, and fans new ways to wear, connect, and play with the franchise, and it is all kicking off this month with a Marvel-sponsored Superhero Series sports challenge. Now in its fifth year, Marvel Mania …

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Pop culture retail chain Forbidden Planet celebrates 42 years with star-studded ‘epic online event’

The comic book and cult entertainment retail chain, Forbidden Planet has detailed the launch of its own ‘epic online event’ to celebrate its 42nd birthday this year, featuring a cast of famous faces and special guest stars that have found a home within the legacy of the renowned brand. On …

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