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DreamWorks Animation, Netflix, and BBC among winners of the Kidscreen Awards 2020

The winners of this year’s Kidscreen Awards have been revealed at a presentation event held at the Kidscreen Summit 2020 in Miami this week. The Awards looks to celebrate the year’s best work in children’s television and digital media, with winners determined by two panels of industry judges. Among this …

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Zuru highlights commitment to outdoor toys sector with Bunch O Balloons refresh

The award-winning toy manufacturer, Zuru, has underlined its commitment to the outdoor market this year, via a brand refresh for its popular Bunch O Balloons range. A successful global brand that has been awarded Top Outdoor Selling Toy for the last four years, Zuru has rejuvenated its Bunch-O-Balloons brand for …

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Little Tikes launches Little Baby Bum toy range with exclusive Hamleys event

Little Tikes welcomed media, influencers and Strictly Come Dancing celebrities Gemma Atkinson, Gorka Marquez, and their daughter Mia, to an exclusive breakfast event to celebrate the launch of the brand-new Little Baby Bum range of toys. Guests were invited for a first look at the full range of toys on …

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Frozen II and Star Wars toy sales help Hasbro to Q4 growth as firm hits $1.43bn

Strong sales of Star Wars and Frozen II toys have helped Hasbro enjoy a three per cent increase in revenue, hitting $1.43 billion in sales in the fourth quarter. Despite the fallout felt from President Trump’s trade war with China, net income rose to $267.3 million in Q4, ended December …

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IMC Toys confident that Bloopies Shellies will be “an absolute success” in 2020

IMC Toys is confident that its newest launch – a range of mermaid collectables called Shellies – will be nothing short of “an absolute success” for 2020. The miniature mermaid collectables were revealed at London Toy Fair in January where they reportedly received ‘a great response from customers’. Following on …

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Coronavirus: Delayed re-opening of China’s factories will ‘have big impact on global economy’

Further delay to the reopening of the Chinese factories closed for quarantine over the coronavirus outbreak has stoked fears over the impact to be had upon the global economy. Across China, various provinces have posted different dates for an extended shutdown of operations and factories as the coronavirus outbreak continues …

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New York Toy Fair 2020: Headstart International readies to launch its new sustainable plush line

The Australia-based global toy company, Headstart International, is preparing to bring its newest range of sustainable plush characters, Resoftables, to New York Toy Fair later this month. Resoftables is billed as a collection of ultra-soft plush animals, each produced from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles, ‘offering consumers an eco-friendly …

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LEGO and PAW Patrol launch new audio content across Spotify, Amazon Music and other major streaming platforms

LEGO is launching a library of new audio content across the biggest music and audio streaming platforms of today, including Spotify, Amazon Music, Audible, Apple music, and Deezer. The new content will take the form of a series of audio plays set within LEGO’s worlds of LEGO Ninjago, LEGO Friends, …

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Spin Master taps Animaccord as global distribution partner for new animated series Super Dinosaur

Spin Master has tapped the international media and licensing specialist, Animaccord, to distribute the first season of the Super Dinosaur – the entertainment company’s latest animated property – across a number of international territories. 26 episodes of Super Dinosaur will be distributed to Russia & CIS, Eastern Europe, Baltic countries, …

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MGA Entertainment hosts thousands of LOL Surprise fans at #Hairvibes launch in Manchester

More than 3,000 children and LOL Surprise fans descended upon Manchester’s intu Trafford Centre this weekend to celebrate the launch of MGA’s latest development, its #Hairvibes dolls. The range is the newest initiative to drive the continued popularity of the toy brand. It was at the launch event that fans …

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