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New series of Planeta Junior’s Gormiti fuels toy sales across Europe, Russia and Canada

The broadcast success of Planeta Junior’s Gormiti is driving the success of its licensed toy line across Europe, Canada, and Russia, according to the producers and owners of the animated comedy-action series. Planeta Junior has closed various agreements with worldwide broadcasters across Spain, France, Canada, the UK, Italy, Greece, Poland, …

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Moominvalley awarded Best Animated Kids’ Programme at Cannes Content Innovation Awards

Moominvalley, the adaptation of Tove Jansson’s beloved Moomin stories, has been awarded ‘Best Animated Kids Programme’ at the fifth annual Content Innovation Awards in Cannes.  The Content Innovation Awards celebrate companies that are helping transform today’s global television industry. They are judged by a panel that includes the likes of …

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Magic Light Pictures’ Christmas special Zog up for International Emmy

Magic Light Pictures’ Christmas special Zog has been nominated for an International Emmy in the Kids Awards Best Animation category. The nomination follows Magic Light’s win in the same category at the International Emmy Kids Awards in 2018 with Revolting Rhymes. Zog is a heart-warming and comedic adventure based on the popular book …

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Little Tikes introduces Little Stiglet, the new face of its Wheelz and Flyers range

Little Tikes has appointed a new member of the team in the form of Little Stiglet, the new face of its Wheelz and Flyers category. Little Stiglet will front an on and offline campaign from mid-October through to spring/summer 2020. Launched on social media, the disruptive campaign will tease viewers …

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls partially banned and censored in Turkey

The million selling children’s book series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is to be partially banned and slapped with an over 18 age rating, for the “detrimental influence” it could have on young people, the Turkish government has ruled. The book has been published in 47 languages and features …

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Tonies welcomes Cars and The Little Mermaid to its character and stories portfolio

The innovative new kids audio system, Tonies has added two new Disney characters to its range, welcoming Cars and The Little Mermaid to its collection of licensed characters and stories. The two new figures, Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Lightning McQueen from Cars, will be available to purchase on …

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USAopoly to launch Breaking Bad Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit

USAopoly is to debut a new Breaking Bad Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit early next year as part of a wider product roll out from Sony Pictures Consumer Products. Celebrating the launch of the Netflix television event, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Sony Pictures Consumer Products has lined up a …

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LEGO is open to the idea of a toy rental scheme in search for sustainable options

LEGO is open to the potential of an officially backed LEGO rental service, the Danish toymaker has told attendees of last week’s Financial Times conference in a talk on the future of manufacturing. It’s one of many ideas that the company is currently exploring amid the demand today for companies …

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Asmodee’s fiction imprint Aconyte secures multi-year deal with Marvel

Asmodee Entertainment’s newly launched fiction imprint, Aconyte, has secured a multi-year agreement with Marvel Entertainment to create stories based around a cast of Marvel’s comic book characters. The first novels are slated to appear in Fall 2020, in trade paperback, ebook and audiobook editions. This marks the Asmodee Group’s third …

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