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BLE 2019 Must Sees: Hot picks from the kids’ IP

Brand Licensing Europe is now imminent, taking place in a new venue at London’s ExCeL this October 1 to 3, which if you’re not aware is this week. Among the big name brands joining the expansive line-up of IP from across all corners of the licensing industry will be the …

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Children’s book series Dinner Detectives lands animated series with BES Animation

The independent production studio BES Animation has acquired the worldwide broadcast and digital content rights to the children’s publishing property Dinner Detectives, with plans to develop the popular books into a multi-platform TV and digital offering. BES Animation will develop the books into a 2D animated television series aimed at four …

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Brand-Ward to lead UK licensing plans for Cyber Group Studios’ Gigantosaurus

Cyber Group Studios has appointed Brand-Ward Services Ltd to manage its UK licensing programme for the pre-school animation IP, Gigantosaurus. Brand-Ward is a new IP consultancy business with Jean-Philippe Randisi and Trudi Hayward, helping owners and creators to monetise their IP regionally and globally. The team will look to build …

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Acamar Films signs major Bing content deal with the BBC

Acamar Films has signed a significant new content deal with the BBC for a new series of its award-winning pre-school property Bing. A further 26 x 7’ episodes are set to air on CBeebies and the BBC iPlayer from October 31 following the launch of the new episodes on Acamar’s new …

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Spin Master lands broadcast and streaming partners for Hatchimals: Adventures in Hatchtopia

Spin Master has secured a slate of broadcast and streaming partners for its animated series Hatchimals: Adventures in Hatchtopia. The series, produced by the Canadian toy and entertainment company will now be available through Netflix in a global deal, as well as via Carousel (Russia), Nelonen (Finland), Ruutu (Finland, RTL …

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Toon2Tango taps former Studio 100 chief content officer amid ambitious plans for kids’ entertainment

The German outfit, Toon2Tango has outlined its intention to become a major force in the children’s entertainment space, tapping the former chief content officer of Studio 100, Jo Daris as its CCO. Toon2Tango is a new kids and family entertainment venture founded by the television and movie industry entrepreneur, Hans …

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Magic Light secures major worldwide broadcasters for The Snail and the Whale

Magic Light Pictures has detailed a raft of pre-sales for its new half-hour animated special, The Snail and the Whale to broadcasters across Europe, Australia and Africa. The latest small-screen adaptation from the world of published Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler titles, The Snail and the Whale will premier in …

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Jim Henson Co’s HIP secures distribution rights to The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin and #Friends

Henson Independents Properties, the recently relaunched distribution arm of The Jim Henson Company, has just acquired the rights to two new series: The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin and #Friends. The deal was detailed by Claudia Scott-Hansen, SVP of global distribution at The Jim Henson Company. HIP is The Jim Henson …

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Entertainment One’s pre-school hit PJ Masks is getting a fourth season

Entertainment One’s hit pre-school series, PJ Masks is gearing up for a fourth season, with 52 new 11-minute episodes scheduled to land on screens from April next year. Produced by eOne and Frog Box, in collaboration with broadcaster, Disney Junior, series four will see the show’s heroes, Catboy, Owlette and …

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Gigantosaurus looks to “make huge impact on pre-school space” with latest signings

The CGI animated pre-school series Gigantosaurus is building out its consumer products portfolio with a raft of new US partners across apparel and soft home fashions. The new lines will hit retail in spring 2020 and will follow an initial toy launch from the show’s master licensee Jakks Pacific. American …

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