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Read the Toy Fair special issue of ToyNews today for plenty of licensing updates…

The Toy Fair special issue of ToyNews is ready to read online, on your smart device or iPad – giving you look at the year ahead and the trends that will be hitting the toy industry the most. It’s the first ToyNews of 2020, and of the decade, making this not only …

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Warner Bros’ Pam Lifford and WWE’s Stephanie McMahon to receive WIT’s Wonder Women Awards Honours

Warner Bros Global Brands and Experiences president, Pam Lifford will join WWE chief brand officer, Stephanie McMahon in becoming the 2020 Honourees of Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment’s 16th Annual Wonder Women Awards. This year’s ceremony will see Lifford take the WIT’s Mentor of the Year Award, while McMahon …

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Egmont’s Ryan’s World magazine bucks market’s 7 per cent decline trend following “incredible debut”

Egmont Publishing, pocket.watch, and Sunlight Entertainment are all celebrating the “incredible success” of one of the publishing house’s biggest magazine launches of 2019, Ryan’s World. Ryan is the eight-year old star of the Ryan’s World YouTube channel which attracts 75 million views a month in the UK alone, and in …

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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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