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Cats vs Pickles sets paws down in UK to mirror US success through plush and licensing plans

Cats vs. Pickles, an international children’s IP that has rocketed to fame on YouTube, is looking to mirror its US success as it prepares to set all four paws down on the UK’s shores this year. Made available to the UK market through Paul Fogarty’s TWO IN 1 Direct, Cats …

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WildBrain Spark: How kids’ viewing habits changed in 2020 (and how to prepare for 2021)

As we quickly approach the end of a year heavily affected by Covid-19, and look optimistically toward a post-coronavirus horizon, toy companies and brands have a lot to think about in terms of their 2021 strategies, especially when it comes to advertising in kids’ entertainment.  WildBrain Spark’s Executive VP and …

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Semaphore Licensing celebrates global reach as pandemic fuels influencer evolution

Semaphore Licensing is celebrating a milestone anniversary, having continued to hit upon global success throughout a year that has been fraught with unease and uncertainty owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The company has said that it is now ‘well on its way to creating market disruption,’ despite those challenges. Having …

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CoComelon passes 100 million YouTube subscribers, 100 billion views and sees ‘sell-out success’ of Jazwares toy line

Moonbug Entertainment has hit several record-breaking milestones for its wildly popular CoComelon brand having surpassed 100 million subscribers on YouTube and clocked nearly 100 billion views on the social media platform. According to Forbes, CoComelon has also just broken records on Netflix where it pre-school series debuted on June 1 …

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Pocket.watch extends its toys licensing partnership with Flair for newest YouTube star Kids Diana Show

Flair Just Play has extended its licensing partnership with pocket.watch, the studio behind the Ryan’s World franchise, to launch a range of role-play items inspired by the YouTube sensation, Kids Diana Show. The new range will launch across the UK and Ireland from spring next year. According to Tubefilter, the …

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Sutikki to develop animated and live action series based on the Digital Dream Labs’ hit Cozmo robot

The children’s entertainment company, Sutikki – best known for the popular UK series, Moon & Me – has inked a new partnership with the US-based educational technology company, Digital Dream Labs, to create, develop and distribute an animated series and live action content based on the robot duo Cozmo and …

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On the EDGE Conservation outlines licensing plans as it launches endangered animals virtual influencers

On the EDGE Conservation, a charitable foundation dedicated to the promotion of biodiversity and conservation, is building on its debut in the worlds of mobile gaming and educational publishing with a series of anthropomorphic virtual influencers set to entertain and engage young YouTube audiences. The aim of the new influencer …

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Giraffe Insights: ‘Covid-19 fuels trends to digital kids content, but TV is still king for advert inspiration’

Covid-19 has been a significant factor in accelerating existing trends towards digitalisation in the children’ market, with over half of all kids across nine European countries now regularly accessing video content online and via on-demand services. These are the findings of a new study from the UK-based specialist kids, youth, …

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Influencing the future: Semaphore Licensing and the power of the social media star

For the past decade, the US outfit Semaphore Licensing has made a success of bringing YouTube and social media influencers out of their worlds of online clicks and views, and into the wider licensing space developing licensing programmes around some of the biggest names in the digital domain. Most recently, …

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Air walking: From YouTube to the toy aisles, Braille Skateboarding teaches the skate scene new tricks

Who is Aaron Kyro, and why should you care? Well, to answer the former we’ll have to take you on a journey to San Francisco via a childhood in Montana, chasing the trail of a professional skateboarder in the making and the pursuit of his dreams of hitting the big …

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