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Aardman secures major deal with Tencent Video for Shaun the Sheep video streaming in China

The iconic British animation studio, Aardman has just struck up a new deal with Tencent Video in a new move to grow the audience for its hit Shaun the Sheep property in China. Tencent Video is the leading online video streaming platform in China. Under the new deal, it will …

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ToyAid raises over £140,000 for Global’s Make Some Noise covid-19 charity campaign

Toy Aid, the charitable initiative set up by KidsKnowBest’s Joel Silverman and Wow! Stuff’s Richard North, has revealed the total money raised as part of Global’s Make Some Noise charity campaign to be an impressive £143,075. The Toy Aid movement’s aim was to raise money for charities that support disadvantaged …

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Britain’s Best Small Shops 2020 adds new category for retailers innovating amid COVID-19

The Independent Retailers’ Confederation, a group of multi-sector trade organisations representing over 100,000 indie retailers throughout the UK, has announced a special category in its search to find Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020. The Best Small Shops Competition relaunches post lockdown on Independents’ Day, Saturday 4th July, celebrating the …

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HRH The Princess Royal closes out Save the Children’s Save With Stories with Thomas and the Royal Engine

Save the Children Patron Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has marked the end of Save the Children’s successful Save With Stories initiative with a reading of Thomas and the Royal Engine. The video has been shared on Save the Children UK’s Instagram page and is the final installment of …

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Hyve confirms cancellation of Autumn Fair this year; replaces with virtual event

Hyve, the organising team behind Autumn Fair, has confirmed the cancellation of this year’s home and gift retail industry show. The announcement arrives following speculation that the show was to be called off owing to the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing measures and laws around …

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Nitro Circus and Quibi team up for Life Size Toys entertainment series

The adrenaline loving daredevils at Nitro Circus has partnered with the team at Quibi to launch a new entertainment series that will transform favourite childhood toys into some of the most outrageous stunts caught on camera. Not content with feats such as a skyscraper-to-skyscraper backflip, or the first backflip into …

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MCM Comic London cancelled in response to coronavirus pandemic

The UK’s largest pop culture event, MCM Comic Con London has cancelled its October event, a move made in response to the ongoing issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The London event, held twice a year, made the announcement via social media this week. In a statement, it said: MCM London …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lands CG cinematic reboot with Seth Rogen producing

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in for a CG animated cinematic reboot, courtesy of Point Grey Pictures and Nickelodeon, with Hollywood’s Seth Rogen among the new feature film’s producers. Distributed by Paramount Pictures, the feature film will be Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first CG theatrical production, and will be overseen by …

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Licensing Week Virtual brings in more than 32,000 unique views and 2,900 digital meetings

The Global Licensing Group is celebrating the success of the first Licensing Week Virtual event, a five-day online event that totalled more than 32,000 unique content views and 2,900 digital meeting and replaced the annual Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this year. Run in partnership with Licensing International, the online …

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Brio sponsors Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place virtual festival

The popular Brio brand is among the swathe of names to sponsor Fearne Cotton’s recently launched Happy Place virtual festival, an initiative that aims to bring to life the Happy PLace Festival in an online experience. Thousands of visitors have already engaged with the event since its launch earlier this …

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