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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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Egmont Publishing teams with MGA to launch Poopsie Slime Surprise magazine

Egmont Publishing has partnered with MGA Entertainment to launch a new children’s magazine, Poopsie Slime Surprise. Developed by MGA, the current number two toy company in the UK, Poopsie Slime Surprise products combine the surprise unboxing toy trend with pop culture and parody references. The magazine will target readers aged …

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RHS endorses entire range of Plankbridge’s shepherd huts

The Royal Horticultural Society has endorsed the entire range of Plankbridge shepherd’s huts – multi-purpose living spaces based closely on the proportions of original Victorian shepherd’s huts. The hand-built, practical and durable accommodation once allowed shepherds to live near their flock. Today the concept has inspired modern shepherd’s huts that …

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Crunchyroll partners with Webtoon to co-produce original animated content

Anime specialists, Crunchyroll has partnered with the digital comics publisher, Webtoon, to develop and co-produce new, original animated content.  The partnership will delve into Webtoon vast vault of properties, while both companies will handle the distribution, licensing and retail of each new series. Crunchyroll general manager, Joanne Waage, said: “We …

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VOD studio Chicken Soup for the Soul launches new IP and franchise-building arm, Landmark

The US video-on-demand entertainment studio, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has launched a new unit focused on the ownership, development, and production of new entertainment franchises, called Landmark Studio Group. Landmark will be launched in partnership with the 30-year entertainment industry veteran, David Ozer, who will serve as the …

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“Chefclub is targeting the tremendous untapped potential for food and cooking brands”

If ever you’ve found yourself mindlessly trawling through benign Facebook feeds only to suddenly be drooling over a ‘how to make’ video of a garlic dough ball being plunged into an oozing pool of baked camembert, or melted cheese being poured over a platter of beef burgers, you already know …

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Haven Global grows international IP portfolio with YouTube’s Vlad and Nikita

The Australian licensing agency, Haven Global continues to grow its portfolio of properties, having just signed the global YouTube hit Vlad and Nikita to develop new content streams and build a global consumer products programme. With over 27.7 million subscribers and 11.5 billion views, the show has built a large …

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