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Rocket Licensing picks up CBeebies’ English language learning series Yakka Dee!

Rocket Licensing has been appointed as the international licensing agent (territories excluding China) for the popular CBeebies show, Yakka Dee! Currently in its third series, the animation and live action programme is now in production for series four and five, which are due to air in 2021. Yakka Dee! is …

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WildBrain Spark to manage growth of pre-school brand Shimajiro for English-speaking market

WildBrain Spark – the digital media division of WildBrain – has been appointed by Benesse Corporation to manage the English-language channel and content for its popular edu-tainment pre-school brand, Shimajiro on YouTube. Shimajiro is an educational character and learning buddy famous across Asia. Under the new partnership, WildBrain Spark will …

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True and the Rainbow Kingdom to grow UK licensing roll-out with bRAND-WARD

The children’s entertainment unit, Guru Studio, has tapped bRAND-WARD as its exclusive licensing agent for the hit pre-school series, True and the Rainbow Kingdom. Under the new deal, bRAND-WARD will represent the property across the UK and Ireland as it looks to build a licensing programme spanning toys and games, …

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Magic Light, ViacomCBS, and Sky in production on new pre-school series Pip and Posy

The multiple Oscar-nominated Magic Light Pictures is to produce a new CG animated series called Pip and Posy, based on the Nosy Crow story book series from author Camilla Reid and illustrator, Axel Scheffler. The series will have the added weight of a first time co-production partnership between ViacomCBS and …

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Keith Chapman’s new Netflix pre-school series Buddi brings in licensing big guns

Keith Chapman – the much-loved name behind the likes of PAW Patrol and Bob the Builder, has turned his attention to the early pre-school audience, having joined forces with Unanico Studios and creator, Jason Jameson to develop a new animated pre-school series for Netflix. Called Buddi, the show is aimed …

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Sophie la Girafe makes US licensing move with Anjar Co and Becker Associates

Sophie la Girafe, the now famous baby teething toy, is making a move for the wider lifestyle licensing space, beginning with new property expansion efforts across the US. DeLiSo (Development Licensing Sophie la Girafe) has appointed Anjar Co. and Becker Associates as its US licensing agent, with the remit of …

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European children’s specialist Chicco picks up Bing for pre-school capsule collection

Acamar Films’ hit pre-school IP, Bing is embarking on a new European jaunt, thanks to a partnership with the children’s products specialist, Chicco. Maurizio Distefano Licensing closed the licensing agreement for the Italian market this year, in a deal that will now see Bing become the inspiration for a capsule …

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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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Coolabi taps Fantawild to bring Clangers to the Chinese market

Chinese animation leader Fantawild and international rights owner Coolabi Group, have struck up a new partnership to bring the pre-school brand, Clangers to the Chinese market. At the annual Fantawild Animation Expo last week, Jeremy Banks, CEO of Coolabi Group, said: “I knew that we had to work with Fantawild in …

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