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Here’s how you can feature your brands in the ToyNews Toy Fair special issue

ToyNews is accepting editorial for its January/February Toy Fair special issue now. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the industry’s must read Toy Fair special issue of ToyNews by securing your spot within our extensive London Toy Fair, Nuremberg Toy Fair, and Spring Fair, as well as …

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Xilam Animation hits 15bn YouTube views following ‘official content’ move

The award-winning French animation studio Xilam Animation has hit 15 billion lifetime views on YouTube and reached 15 million subscribers across its channels on the platform. For 2019, the company is also projected to increase its YouTube views by 50 per cent compared to 2018. The company is currently celebrating …

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Rainbow’s 44 Cats picks up Golden Dolphin award at China’s International Animation Festival

The animated children’s series, 44 Cats, has been awarded the Golden Dolphin for Best Animated Series in the overseas category at the Cyber Sousa Competition, part of the Xiamen International Animation Festival, the premiere festival for animation and comics in China. The XIAF is supported by ASIFA (the Association Internationale …

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Licensing to take centre stage at Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair in 2020

Germany’s premiere toy industry trade show, Spielwarenmesse is to once again explore the relationship between toys and licensing, providing a platform for the international licensing business when it opens its doors from January 29 to February 2 next year. Licensing International will be the centre point of the show’s licensing …

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The Insights People launches Brand Uplift and Campaign Insights following legislation changes

The kids’ market intelligence specialists, The Insights People believes it has uncovered a new method for measuring brand impact, following changes to advertising and marketing legislation at a time in which ‘it’s harder than ever for kids brands to understand their audience.’ In the wake the welcomed legislative shift, The …

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Motion Pictures brings 2D animated series MyaGo to Channel 5’s Milkshake

The Spanish production, distribution and service studio company Motion Pictures has secured a deal with Channel 5’s Milkshake! for the first two seasons of its new 2D animation MyaGo, which will see the preschool series launch in the UK from January 2020. Co-produced with Irish content studio Piranha Bar, both seasons have …

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Nickelodeon strikes new deal to bring original animation and film to Netflix

Nickelodeon has expanded upon its relationship with Netflix with a new, multi-year deal that will see the network create and produce original animated feature films and TV series based on new and existing IP. It’s a deal that patches a relationship that came to an end a few years ago, …

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The Insights People named Global Market Research of the Year

The kids’ market intelligence outfit, The Insights People, has been named Global Market Research of the Year by the International Trade Council during its International Go Global Awards ceremony. The ceremony took place on October 23 2019 in Chicago where The Insights People was recognised as the most comprehensive and dynamic market intelligence resource …

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Barbour celebrates 125 years with Father Christmas-inspired campaign

The heritage and lifestyle brand, Barbour has launched its 2019 Christmas campaign, this year taking inspiration from the popular children’s book Father Christmas, originally written and drawn by author and illustrator, Raymond Briggs. Capturing the spirit of Christmas, ‘Thanks Mrs C’ follows Father Christmas through the decades as he delivers …

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eOne grows Peppa Pig in South Korea with EBS

Entertainment One continues to expand the presence of its popular pre-school series, Peppa Pig, across Asia having secured a new slot with the South Korean free-to-air broadcaster EBS. Under the new deal, series five, six and seven will premiere to audiences for the first time in South Korea this year. Entertainment …

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