Tag Archives: preschool

Moonbug makes play for organic baby food in the US and lands BBC iPlayer UK deal

Moonbug Entertainment is strengthening its licensing and broadcast portfolio on both sides of the Atlantic this week, having entered the organic baby and toddler foods market in the US, while strengthening the reach of its preschool portfolio through a new partnership with BBC here in the UK. The content studio …

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British stationery brand Manuscript Pen Company launches online preschool series Lionheart Tales

The Great British stationery brand, Manuscript Pen Company, has entered the children’s animation sector with the launch of a new preschool series based on its successful Lionheart Collection early learners craft brand. Manuscript launched its Lionheart Collection in 2019, with a range of arts and craft products for children aged …

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BBC Studios adds VTech to growing global toy roster for preschool series Bluey

BBC Studios has agreed a multi-territory licensing deal with VTech to produce electronic role play toys based on its multi-award winning children’s TV property, Bluey. Marking the latest expansion of the series’ global licensing programme, VTech’s initial Bluey range will feature popular characters from the series and lines include electronic books, role …

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Acamar Films rolls Bing: Watch, Play, Learn app across Spain and the Netherlands as global growth continues

Acamar Films’ free premium app, Bing: Watch, Play, Learn is expanding its global reach with upcoming launches in Spain and the Netherlands, in a move that the firm states is ‘indicative of Bing’s accelerating global growth.’ Initially launched in September 2019, the app – which has been downloaded over 1 …

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Bulldog Licensing signs up with Marcus & Marcus as baby brand makes European licensing push

The mother and baby brand, Marcus & Marcus has shifted its licensing focus on to the European market, with the appointment of Bulldog Licensing to head up its plans across the children’s space and into toys, gifts, nursery products and more. Initially created as a range of infant feeding products, …

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BBC Studios bolsters Hey Duggee toy line up with MV Sports and new launches from HTI

MV Sports has become the latest name in toys to sign up with the popular BBC Studio preschool property, Hey Duggee in a new deal to produce a range of branded scooters, ride-ons, and bikes. The first wave of product will launch at retail this autumn, joining the existing toy …

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Bluey tops the ratings on CBeebies and iPlayer during first month on its UK free to air home

Bluey has been named the top rating programme on CBeebies in April, the same month that the popular preschool series launched to its free to air home in the UK. The series also become the number one show in its time slot for 0 to six year old children, and …

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The Point. 1888 secures 12 EMEA sub-agents for Moonbug Entertainment’s preschool portfolio

Moonbug Entertainment has set a course for global expansion, having signed with 12 sub-agents across the EMEA region for a number of its popular preschool properties. The string of sub-agent partnerships was secured by the firm’s master licensing agency, The Point. 1888. The sweep of new licensing agents is just …

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Macmillan Children’s Books lands LEGO City publishing partnership with Ameet

Macmillan Children’s Books has landed a new publishing partnership with AMEET Publishing and the global toy brand, LEGO, to launch a series of LEGO illustrated novelty board books for preschoolers. The global deal will span all languages and was completed by Nicole Pearson, publishing director, brand and media, at Macmillan …

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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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