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HarperCollins to acquire Egmont Books UK for undisclosed sum

HarperCollins has detailed its intention to acquire Egmont Books UK for an undisclosed sum, alongside Egmont’s book businesses in Poland and Schneiderbuch Germany. The transaction is set to complete on 30th April but will not include Egmont’s magazine publishing. According to the Bookseller, on completion, Egmont Books UK will be …

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Sesame Workshop expands its See Amazing in All Children initiative for Autism Acceptance Day

Sesame Workshop is expanding its Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative with new video and content featuring Julia – its four-year-old Sesame Street character with autism. The resources will be available for free in English and Spanish and will show children that ‘we can all be …

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Nestlé to develop ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks Levissima Issima water bottles

Nestlé is to develop a new line of ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks themed Levissima Issima water bottles thanks to a new partnership between Bagdasarian Productions and Maurizio Distefano Licensing. Levissima Issima water bottles are a recognised range of children.s water bottles, designed to be easy to carry. The new range …

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Children’s Media Conference rebrands as Children’s Media Community for 2020 as it moves its content online

The Children’s Media Conference, now in its 17th year, is temporarily becoming The Children’s Media Community for 2020, in response to the cancellation of its planned conference in Sheffield from July 7th to 9th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a revised theme of ‘Still Here Right Now’, CMC will provide …

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Licensing chatter: 10 questions with Riverside Brands’ Ashley Holman

In these unprecedented times for the global community, it’s nice to keep connected – and for an industry as reliant on peer to peer networking as the licensing business, maintaining those connections with our industry colleagues is paramount. That’ why Licensing.biz is kicking off a new series of interviews to …

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Horace & Co celebrates World Autism Awareness Week with BookrKids digital library

It’s World Autism Awareness Week, and to champion the recognition and understanding of the condition among children across the UK, Horace & Co, the popular publishing property from Flossy and Jim, has just partnered with the BookrKids digital library. Created by Lynette Dare, the co-founder of Flossy and Jim, when …

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Mattel launches a free online resource for parents and children, Mattel Playroom

Mattel has detailed the launch of the Mattel Playroom, a new, free online resource that features activities and content from across the company’s portfolio of brands, designed to encourage kids to keep playing while handling school closures, social distancing and self isolation measures. American Girl, Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, and …

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Magic Light Pictures secures another award win for animated adaptation Zog

Magic Light Pictures’ animated adaptation Zog has scooped the International Emmy in the Kids Awards Best Animation category at this year’s International Emmy Kids Awards. The most recent accolade follows Magic Light’s win in the same category at the International Emmy Kids Awards in 2018 with Revolting Rhymes, and marks …

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Asmodee Entertainment stikes deal with Dark Horse Comics to develop tabletop art book series

Asmodee Entertainment is secured a new partnership with Dark Horse Comics to create a series of licensed art books for three of the tabletop gaming titan’s leading gaming properties. Under the new deal, Dark Horse has tapped into Asmodee’s portfolio of over 300 gaming IPs to curate a collection of …

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