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DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have unveiled brand-new websites for classic animated properties Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo and DC Comics.
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According to The NPD Group’s new Interactive Gaming Toys report, 40% of parents in the US own at least one toys-to-life franchise and have spent an average of US$131 on this gaming segment in the past six months.
BOTI Global has snagged master toy rights for classic preschool property Miffy from IP owner Mercis.
- Can Charter do what Comcast couldn’t in its bid for Time Warner Cable? (The Hollywood Reporter)
- A must-read about television’s future and the seven threats under-addressed by linear TV nets (REDEF)
- Of the top 10 highest-paid CEOs in 2014, six work in the media industry (The Boston Globe)
- With sequels outperforming original movies, Hollywood is facing an originality challenge (Variety)
Toronto’s 9 Story Media Group has licensed the second season of acclaimed preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to Disney Junior Latin America.
Evolution USA has been named North American licensing and merchandising agent for hit Japanese video game-based franchises Yo-Kai Watch and LBX by Dentsu Entertainment USA and Level-5.
Montreal, Canada-based children’s digital developer Budge Studios has rolled out a new program to develop apps in which kids and parents test products and provide direct feedback on mobile offerings.
- Walmart moves to buy more goods directly from factories, cutting out manufacturing giant Li & Fung (Reuters)
- How Netflix is helping to make TVs more like smartphones (Fast Company)
- Penguin to partner with YouTube creators for book projects (Stream)
- Why Disney’s most important 2015 movie isn’t Star Wars or Avengers (Forbes)
Toronto, Canada-based Temple Street Productions and DHX Television have started production on a new music-based series from the creator of reality tween drama The Next Step.