Tag Archives: Kids’ TV

Final Fantasy IX lands animated series adaptation with Cyber Group Studios

The Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has struck a co-development and co-production deal with the Japanese video game company, Square Enix to adapt its fantasy title Final Fantasy IX for the small screen. The move will mark the first time that the Final Fantasy franchise’s ninth title will be the subject …

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SEGA unveils animated series Sonic Colours: Rise of the Wisps trailer and 30th anniversary merchandise

SEGA has lifted the lid on a plethora of upcoming entertainment experiences surrounding its iconic Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, as the 30th anniversary celebrations of the flagship character continue, spanning animated series, live orchestra events, a host of new gaming announcements, and plenty of licensing activity. The grand unveiling of …

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TOMY puts new Ricky Zoom toys into gear as kids’ series makes second season debut in the UK

TOMY is preparing to launch its follow up master range of Ricky Zoom toys this year, as the popular preschool series revs itself up for its second season debut here in the UK. First launched in July 2020 during what has been a challenging period for retail, Ricky Zoom toys …

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’80s animated series The Raccoons makes play for retro and environmentalism licensing

The Raccoons is the latest animated property to be jumping the decades and making a play for the retro licensing space, helping fans and viewers who grew up with the show put to rest that fundamental question: what on Earth kind of aardvark is Cyril Sneer anyway? First created in …

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Animaccord and Crocs partner to launch Masha and the Bear Clogs and Jibbitz

Animaccord has snapped up a new collaboration with the footwear company, Crocs, to produce and launch an exclusive range of Masha and the Bear branded footwear for various markets around the world. The new partnership will see Crocs launch the collection of licensed clogs and Jibbitz to both ecommerce and …

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CoComelon to air on the UK’s Cartoonito in ‘milestone’ partnership for Moonbug Entertainment

Moonbug Entertainment has secured a ‘milestone’ partnership with the UK’s popular pre-school network, Cartoonito thaat will see its hit series CoComelon air on the channel each weekday at 5pm. From April 5, all available episodes of Moonbug’s flagship pre-school series will be accessible, delivering ‘hours of engaging entertainment’ to pre-school …

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ZAG appoints new VP of licensing for Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe and Russia

The independent animation studio, ZAG is continuing to bolster its senior executive team with the appointment of the seasoned licensing executive, Helena Perheentupa to the newly created role of VP, licensing, Central, Eastern, Northern Europe and Russia. Perheentupa joins ZAG from Mattel in Frankfurt, Germany, where she rose through the ranks over …

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Global animation studio Snipple launches UK-based division Snipple Originals

The global animation studio, Snipple, is to launch a new, UK-based internationally-focused division and team devoted to the development of long-form animated content for audiences around the globe. Called Snipple Originals, the launch coincides with news that Snipple has secured a £6million investment from BGF – the UK’s most active …

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Cottonwood Media’s The Ollie & Moon Show lands partnership with South Korea’s Asiana Licensing

The European kids’ content producer Cottonwood Media, has secured a new licensing partnership with South Korea’s Asiana Licensing Inc. for its popular animated pre-school series The Ollie & Moon Show. Under the deal a special merchandising programme will be put in place to cover publishing, toys, apparel, collectibles, and promotions, …

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Ricky Zoom gears up for Nordics debut with new broadcast partners added

Entertainment One’s new animated pre-school property, Ricky Zoom is gearing up for its Nordic debut, having secured new broadcast deals with NRK in Norway, and SVT in Sweden. The two will debut series one of the show from November this year and spring 2020 respectively. “We’re excited that these latest …

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