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Star Trek legend George Takei lends voice to all-star cast for Love Monster

Star Trek legend George Takei has joined a cast of some of the UK’s best actors and to lend his voice to a new animated children’s series, Love Monster, scheduled to air on CBeebies in January 2020. Produced by Boat Rocker Studios and UYoung, Love Monster is a 2D animated …

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Reesee Entertainment is bringing big children’s brands to growing China market

The Chinese children’s entertainment, licensing and media business, Reesee Entertainment has teamed with Xiaoling Toy to create exciting new opportunities for the development and growth of kids’ brands across the region. Together, the pair will look to capitalise on the booming market in multi-channel network content. The deal follows two …

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BBC Studios and LEGO partner on Top Gear LEGO Technic range

The LEGO Group has veered into a new partnership with BBC Studios to launch its first official LEGO Technic Top Gear set. The new launch is aimed at kids aged nine years old an upwards – and presumably their parents, too – and will launch globally in early 2020. Eloise …

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Stephen Davies named MD of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing

Stephen Davies has been appointed managing director of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing in a move which brings together all of the BBC commercial subsidiary’s UK publishing and licensing businesses together for the first time. Davies is currently the director for live entertainment, music and motion gallery at BBC …

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Paramount Pictures reignites plans for ‘Britain’s answer to Disneyland’

A delayed project to open Britain’s largest theme park in Kent – our own ‘answer to Disneyland,’ is back on, having signed a new deal with the Hollywood film studio, Paramount Pictures. The studio pulled out of plans to be the London resort’s title sponsor two years ago, but has …

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Award-winning pre-school series Hey Duggee grows retail orders 400 per cent in one year

The popular pre-school property Hey Duggee has seen a 400 per cent increase in its retail orders since March last year, the consumer products team at BBC Studios has revealed. The series is continuing to resonate with audiences across the UK, having recently been awarded the Preschool Award at the …

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