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Hit pre-school series Gigantosaurus lands new worldwide broadcast deals with Disney and France Televisions

Cyber Group Studios has secured new broadcast deals with Disney and France Televisions for the newest seasons of its hit pre-school series, Gigantosaurus. The popular CGI-animated series will add 104 new episodes, featuring all-new songs, to be made available worldwide on both Disney Junior and Disney+ as well as France …

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Hasbro Brands president Jonathan Berkowitz steps down following 17-year tenure

Hasbro Brands president, Jonathan Berkowitz has stepped down from his role following a 17 year tenure with the company. An internal memo emailed to staff this week from hasbro president and chief operating officer, John Frascotti, stated: “I wanted to let you know that Jonathan Berkowitz is leaving Hasbro to …

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Hasbro taps WildBrain CPLG for licensing across the Nordics

Hasbro has appointed WildBrain CPLG as its new sub-representative in the Nordics, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Faroe Islands and Greenland beginning January 1, 2020. Under the new agreement, WildBrain CPLG will represent Hasbro’s merchandise, publishing, promotions and short-term location based entertainment businesses across the Nordic region. “As Hasbro …

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DreamWorks sees How to Train Your Dragon franchise soar as new Spin Master toys land

With a new home video release and the latest Hatching Toothless Interactive Baby Dragon from Spin Master launched to UK retail, DreamWorks Animation is currently watching the How to Train Your Dragon franchise soar. Coupled with a raft of several high-profile content and product extensions ahead of Christmas, the How …

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Sony Pictures Television acquires Octonauts and Peter Rabbit team Silvergate Media

Sony Pictures Television has acquired Silvergate Media, stake holders in the pre-school hit Octonauts, and production team behind the Peter Rabbit television series, in a bid to strengthen its presence within the children’s entertainment space. Under the deal, Sony Pictures Entertainment has taken a 100 per cent control of Silvergate …

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Ravensburger to launch pre-school puzzles for The Adventures of Paddington Bear

Ravensburger is set to develop a collection of pre-school puzzles for the much anticipated, animated TV series The Adventures of Paddington. Under this extended partnership with The Copyrights Group, the company will create a range of jigsaws scheduled for launch in autumn 2020. Set to air on Nick Jr. from …

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Aurora World picks up pan-European plush toy license for BTS and Line Friends’ BT21

Aurora World has been awarded a pan-European plush toy license for BT21, a series of globally revered characters developed by the character brand, Line Friends and the K-Pop sensation, BTS. The agreement was brokered by WildBrain CPLG. The contract, which runs from June 1, 2019 to Dec, 31, 2021, will …

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LEGO partners with Future Today to launch new content streaming app The LEGO Channel

LEGO has detailed its launch of The LEGO Channel, a new, free, and COPPA compliant app for children featuring over 1,000 videos of unique LEGO content, spanning genres and different animation styles for all audiences. The new app has been developed in partnership with the multi-platform video distribution company, Future …

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