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Kickstarter is giving creators a seven day extension on live projects during coronavirus pandemic

The crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter is giving creators extra time to meet their crowdfunding goals, allowing campaigns to request a seven day extension amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kickstarter says that creators have reached out to say COVID-19 has affected existing campaigns on the platform, and they’d like extra time to adjust …

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Has Nintendo cracked the next big gaming IP amid the Coronavirus pandemic?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become the fastest-selling single title on Nintendo’s Switch to date, selling more copies in its first week of sale than the combined launch sales of all previous Animal Crossing games in the franchise. Reports are already coming in that the title is ‘3.5 times bigger …

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Spin Master updates financial outlook for 2020 following coronavirus pandemic

The global entertainment company, Spin Master – the home of brands including the popular PAW Patrol and Bakugan franchise – is to withdraw its 2020 outlook in connection to projected product sales, stating that the potential impact of the developing COVID-19 situation on the firm is as yet unquantifiable. The …

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Sesame Workshop launches Caring for Each Other platform as US states enter lockdown and schools close for ‘the foreseeable’

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street is offering a wealth of free resources to help children and families throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative – called Caring for Each Other – marks the beginning of a commitment to support families for the duration of the crisis, with …

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Tabletop gaming triumph Wingspan is making its way to Nintendo Switch

The award-winning tabletop game, Wingspan, in which players are placed into an ornithological role of attracting birds into their network of wildlife reserves, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. The title – published by Stonemaier Games and designed by Elizabeth Hargrave – is one among a tranche of …

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LEGO unveils sleek new packaging for adult-targeted builds, including its new Star Wars Buildable Model Helmets

Would you get a look at those… above… in the picture. Now this; this is what the new adult-targeted LEGO packaging looks like. So just take my wallet now. This little line-up is actually the newly announced LEGO Star Wars Buildable Model Helmets that arrives with the confirmation of a …

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Nickelodeon launches #KidsTogether platform with tips and activities for children and families in coronavirus lockdown

Nickelodeon has launched a multi-platform prosocial initiative featuring its most popular characters and talent to engage with kids and families on tips for staying healthy, as well as ideas for activities to do together while practising social distancing or in lockdown. Called #KidsTogether, the campaign will feature SpongeBob SquarePants, Blue’s …

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Rainbow’s 44 Cats leaps into UK retail spearheaded by Lisle Licensing

Rainbow’s 44 Cats has landed on its feet across UK broadcasters and retail thanks to a growing popularity on channels such as Pop TV, Nick Jr, and Nick Jr Too, as well as a licensing programme spearheaded by Lisle Licensing. Already a nightwear collection from TDP Textile Aykroyds is poised …

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Entertainment One’s Ricky Zoom to launch on CCTV-14 in China

Entertainment One’s hit pre-school animation, Ricky Zoom is gearing up to launch on CCTV-14 starting from March 23rd this year, following a successful kickstart to its broadcast campaign across China. The series made its debut in mainland China in June last year where it got off to a strong start …

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Magic Light, ViacomCBS, and Sky in production on new pre-school series Pip and Posy

The multiple Oscar-nominated Magic Light Pictures is to produce a new CG animated series called Pip and Posy, based on the Nosy Crow story book series from author Camilla Reid and illustrator, Axel Scheffler. The series will have the added weight of a first time co-production partnership between ViacomCBS and …

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