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Edutainment Licensing named distribution partner for FUN Union’s adventure series PinCode

Edutainment Licensing has been named the distribution partner for FUN Union’s new adventure series, PinCode in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as worldwide for school and library digital platforms. The 3D series for primary school children focuses on the adventures of Captain Pin and his crew and …

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Entertainment One is ‘figuring out what Hasbro brands to bring to the screen’

Entertainment One is in the process of ‘figuring out which of Hasbro’s brands to bring to life,’ the company has stated following the toymaker’s $3.8bn acquisition of the content producer-distributor at the end of last year. Speaking at UK Screenings this month, Pancho Mansfield, eOne’s president of global scripted programming, said …

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Industry backs The Sustainability in Licensing Conference as it readies for June debut

BBC Studios, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and ViacomCBS are just a smattering of the industry big hitter to throw their support behind the Sustainability in Licensing Conference, an initiative aimed at breaking new grounds within the licensing industry’s sustainability efforts. In a show of support for the concept launched in …

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The Light Fund’s Licensing Lolz comedy night returns for 2020 with new venue

The Licensing Lolz, an evening dedicated to comedy and raising money for the licensing industry charity, The Light Fund, is making its return for the third consecutive year this year, taking place a new and bigger, better location. This year’s offering of laughter – at both the evening’s comedians and …

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The Snail and the Whale, Shaun the Sheep, and Moominvalley among finalists in British Animation Awards 2020

The Snail and the Whale, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, and The Tiger Who Came to Tea have all been named among the finalists in this year’s British Animation Awards. Rewarding the very best in British animation across a variety of categories, the British Animation Awards – now in …

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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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