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Hey Duggee series 4 gets the green light

BBC Studios and CBeebies have commissioned a fourth series of multi-award-winning hit animation Hey Duggee from Studio AKA. Duggee and The Squirrels will return for 40 brand new episodes of the much-loved show. Hey Duggee is a fun, inclusive and educational series devised by Grant Orchard, senior director of Studio …

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Spread Group signs worldwide license with ZAG for Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir collection

Award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG has signed a global licensing agreement with Spread Group. Under the new agreement, Spread Group will provide a print-on-demand collection for the globally successful animated series Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, created by ZAG and co-produced with ON kids & family …

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Nominees for Kidscreen 2022 awards revealed

Kidscreen, host of the global kids’ entertainment industry’s leading awards for excellence, has announced the shortlisted entries that are continuing in the competition through a final round of judging. The winners will be be revealed on February 15 at a gala awards ceremony during Kidscreen Summit 2022. The nominees are: …

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Jetpack acquires international rights for live action toddler series The Mini Kids    

Global kids and family content distributor Jetpack Distribution has acquired the rights for The Mini Kids, a live-action preschool show commissioned and produced by Norway’s PSB digital terrestrial channel NRK Super. The deal sees Jetpack acquire the first two seasons (16 x 17 minutes) of The Mini Kids, which targets babies and …

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IP licensing platform Brainbase wins top award

Brainbase, the venture-backed company helping licensing teams optimise their partnerships from contract to revenue, has been crowned winner of the “Contract Management Solution Provider of the Year” award in the second annual LegalTech Breakthrough Awards programme. LegalTech Breakthrough is a leading independent market intelligence organisation that evaluates and recognises standout …

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Keeping Christmas lunch on track with Munchy Play plates

If you’re looking for the ideal gift for a toddler this Christmas, a Munchy Play plate is right on track. Featuring a built-in railtrack, the award-winning Munchy Play Thomas & Friends Train Track Plate Collection comes in three designs: Thomas (blue), James (red) and Percy (green). For car lovers, there’s also a separate …

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Interview I Talking strategy with MGM’s Robert Marick

Home to Bond, Rocky and The Pink Panther, MGM is a powerhouse of a studio. We asked Robert Marick, Executive Vice President Global Consumer Products & Experiences, to tell us about developing licensing strategies for some of the most iconic properties in entertainment, and how his stints at Disney, Mattel, …

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Iron Maiden and Marvel join forces for merchandise collection

Iconic British rock band Iron Maiden and entertainment powerhouse Marvel have collaborated to create a unique collection of merchandise. Fans of both will be dealt a wide assortment of apparel and accessories that highlight iconic Marvel characters and the notorious otherworldly Iron Maiden character Eddie. The collaboration interweaves the universes …

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Ryan’s World game ‘Ryan’s Rescue Squad’ coming to PC and consoles next year

Outright Games and pocket.watch have teamed up for new video game Ryan’s Rescue Squad, coming to consoles and PC in 2022. The game is based on global kids’ phenomenon ‘Ryan’s World’, whose YouTube channels receive over 1 billion views per month from over 48 million subscribers.. The side-scrolling platform adventure …

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SODA Makeup teams with Disney for Frozen II and The Little Mermaid cosmetic collections

Cruelty-free cosmetics brand SODA MAKEUP has announced its latest collaborations with Disney’s Frozen II and The Little Mermaid. The Frozen II collection is inspired by “the golden, autumn leaf-speckled forests of Arendelle and the white-capped mountains of Elsa’s Winter Castle”, and features cool-toned snowflake-inspired shades fit for an ice queen. The range comprises …

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