Media & PR

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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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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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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It’s time to get involved with the March 2020 issue of ToyNews

The dust has (almost) settled over another Toy Fair season, meaning it’s time to get involved in the March 2020 issue of ToyNews. ToyNews is accepting copy submissions for this month’s run of product sector guides, including Collectables and Pocket Money Toys, Outdoor Toys, and RC Toys, so don’t miss …

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European marketing agency network We Are Family taps Norton PR as UK partner

The European agency network that specialises in kids, youth, and family marketing, We Are Family, has tapped Norton PR as its UK partner. We Are Family is designed to offer full service support for clients at all stages of their marketing, from initial product developments and research, to their local …

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New York Toy Fair cancels China Pavilion over Novel Coronavirus fears

The Toy Association has cancelled the China Pavilion at this year’s New York Toy Fair over fears of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. The decision was jointly made in consultation with the China Toy & Juvenile Product Association – organisers of the China Pavilion at the show. Show attendees coming from …

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Toy Industries of Europe launches Play for Change Awards to recognise the positive impact of toys

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) has launched its new concept, the Play for Change Awards, as a means to recognise toy makers that impact the planet and children’s lives in positive and inspirational ways. The awards will focus on environmental, societal and educational challenges with three categories: Sustainability, Empowerment, and …

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SuperAwesome raises strategic financing from the Microsoft venture fund M12

SuperAwesome, the kidtech platform which powers COPPA-compliant advertising and community for developers, content owners and brands, has raised a strategic financing round from M12, Microsoft’s venture fund and others. The company’s platform enables kid-safe advertising, video, community and parental consent functionality via a full set of tools for those working …

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Playmobil, Silverlit, and Cranio Creations named among ToyAwards 2020 winners at Spielwarenmesse

Five winners were revealed at this year’s ToyAwards, held at the Opening Show of the 71st edition of the Spielwarenmesse last night. Playmobil, Gollsnest & Kiesel, Silverlit Toys, Cranio Creations, and ESM Visions were each celebrated at the show where they were presented with the coveted ToyAwards in recognition of …

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