Tag Archives: Hey Duggee

TOYMASTER PREVIEW: 8th Wonder

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, 8th Wonder excels in creating bespoke wooden and plush lines for various big brands. It’s safe to say the company has sky-rocketed in the licensing world since its initial launch into licensing back in the 1990s, with deals with Hey Duggee, Mr Tumble, Go …

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Hey Duggee tops bestseller list on World Book Day

Hey Duggee: The World Book Day Badge has topped the UK Official Top 50 bestseller list on World Book Day. The exclusive book published by Ladybird (Penguin Random House Children’s) is valued at £1/€1.50, but children and young people are able to exchange their World Book Day tokens to get …

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BBC Studios signs MV Sports and Character Options for new Bluey lines

BBC Studios has signed new UK licensing deals with MV Sports and Character Options for Bluey wheeled toys and arts and crafts products, as the brand is named the UK’s number one new toy property for 2021 by NPD. MV Sports will also be adding to its existing line of Hey Duggee products. Mandy …

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Strong sales and profit growth for Golden Bear

Golden Bear reported a growth in sales of 9.5% to £25.1 million in the 15-month period ending 31 March 2021.  Operating profit grew to £2.3 million compared to the previous figure of £1.2 million in the calendar year 2019. In the UK market, the company saw dynamic growth in the …

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New series of Hey Duggee in pipeline

BBC Studios and CBeebies have commissioned a fourth series of multi-award-winning hit animation Hey Duggee from Studio AKA. Duggee and The Squirrels will return for 40 brand new episodes of the much-loved show. Hey Duggee is a fun, inclusive and educational series devised by Grant Orchard, senior director of Studio …

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MV Sports joins Hey Duggee toy partner line up as HTI bolsters portfolio with role play items

MV Sports has become the latest name in toys to sign up with the popular BBC Studio preschool property, Hey Duggee in a new deal to produce a range of branded scooters, ride-ons, and bikes. The first wave of product will launch at retail this autumn, joining the existing toy …

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BBC Studios grows licensing and consumer products division with double hire

BBC Studios is expanding its consumer products division with the appointment of Louise Rigby and Gaby Dior as its new licensing managers, with a focus on expanding the programmes around Bluey, Hey Duggee, BBC Earth, and Doctor Who. The pair will report to BBC Studios’ licensing director merchandise, partnerships, and …

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Golden Globe: How staying ahead of the curve put Golden Bear on the international stage

The park is pretty empty when Barry Hughes, managing director of Golden Bear, logs on to catch up with Australian colleague at 7am. An early start to marry-up the time zones means that they have the place to themselves, before the next slew of visitors start populating their allocated slots. …

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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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A colour of magic: BBC Studios talks Bluey, Hey Duggee, His Dark Materials and Terry Pratchett

It’s with a great sense of betrayal to my own ambitions of a writing career that, sat opposite Rikesh Desai, BBC Studios’ licensing director, I am forced to admit to having read only one book by Terry Pratchett in my lifetime. Of the ‘at least 32 titles’ that the treasured …

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