Turner CN Enterprises has been busy signing a number of publishing deals for its properties across Europe.
Gründ's Les Livres du Dragon d'Or in France and PMI in Israel are both on board for Puppy in My Pocket, and will be publishing a variety of novelty formats including activity, sticker, colouring and story books.
Media Service Zawada in Poland and Dogan Egmont in Turkey will licence the brand for magazine publications in addition to activity formats.
Meanwhile, Zoobles has just been signed by Comma Publications in Germany for a back to school range of homework books, calendars, activity and friends books.
In East Africa, TCNE has inked a deal with Nation Media Group that will see a weekly Ben 10 comic strip featured in a Saturday newspaper. Ben 10 is also part of a cross property deal that includes Generator Rex, Powerpuff Girls, CN Pop, CN Originals, Adventure Time and Captain Planet with publishing partner Al Khayrat.
"The strength of the publishing category as a means of appealing to new and existing fans of our brands cannot be underestimated and we're delighted to welcome these new partners on board," said Maria Rosaria Milone, senior commercial director, consumer products, packaging and themed entertainment at TCNE.