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Netflix picks up Spin Master’s latest animated series Mighty Express

Spin Master Entertainment’s new CG-animated series Mighty Express has been picked up by Netflix to debut globally (excluding Canada) in September this year. The 52 x 11-minute series is executive produced by Spin Master Entertainment’s EVP Jennifer Dodge and co-CEO Ronnen Harary, alongside the Canadian outfit, Atomic Cartoons, providing animation …

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Mattel encouraged by ‘progress and momentum’ reflected in Q4 and 2019 results

With $4.5 billion in sales for its Q4 and full year earnings for 2019, Mattel has come out flat on the year prior, beating the expectations of industry and market analysts. For the US toymaker, Q4 revenue declined three per cent to $1.47 billion, reflecting the numerous challenges that the …

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Jazwares named first toy partner for the hit YouTube channel CoComelon

Treasure Studio Inc, the team behind the hit YouTube channel CoComelon, has tapped Jazwares to create the first line of toys inspired by the musical and educational 3D video series. Launched on YouTube back in 2006, CoComelon boasts more than 72 million subscribers and over 2.5 billion monthly views. It …

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Ryan’s World partner pocket.watch sets up London office to grow EMEA business

Pocket.watch, the home of the Ryan’s World brand alongside a roster of YouTube famous IPs, has opened its first international office on London in a move to extend its reach across Europe and EMEA. The company’s expanded global presence will be led by Danny Spronz, who will serve as pocket.watch’s …

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Marvel makes Kickstarter debut with powerful new project from CMON and Spin Master Games

Click the link and watch the money pour into this Kickstarter project before your very eyes, because for the first time, Marvel has taken to the crowdfunding platform to launch a new tabletop title. Developed by the team of experts at CMON, the project is called Marvel United, a game …

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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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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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Rubie’s Masquerade is developing a Sesame Street fancy dress and accessories range

Fans of Sesame Street can now dress up as their favourite characters, including Elmo and Cookie Monster, thanks to a new range of dress up and accessories from Rubies Masquerade. The European agency, Bulldog Licensing – which manages the consumer products programme for Sesame Street in the UK and Eire …

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