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Beyoncé Knowle's father Matthew and his company Music World Entertainment are hoping wee ones will fall 'Crazy in Love' with a new line of hip-hop inspired infant toys being produced with Planet Toys. Starting July 26, Wal-Mart will be stocking the aptly named Baby Jamz line, which includes a toy cell phone, dance mat, boom box and supporting CD featuring, wait for it, funked-up versions of 'This Old Man' and 'Skip to my Lou', among others.

Jetix Consumer Products and Shout! Factory have inked a deal that will see the independent entertainment company handle North American home entertainment distribution for series Pucca and Oban Star Racers.

• Since declaring its intention to sell off its kids business this past May, the company formerly known as EM.TV AG has officially changed its name to EM.Sport. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange listing is expected to be changed on July 16, 2007, but the stock abbreviation will remain as is.
July 12, 2007

Beyoncé Knowle’s father Matthew and his company Music World Entertainment are hoping wee ones will fall ‘Crazy in Love’ with a new line of hip-hop inspired infant toys being produced with Planet Toys. Starting July 26, Wal-Mart will be stocking the aptly named Baby Jamz line, which includes a toy cell phone, dance mat, boom box and supporting CD featuring, wait for it, funked-up versions of ‘This Old Man’ and ‘Skip to my Lou’, among others.

Jetix Consumer Products and Shout! Factory have inked a deal that will see the independent entertainment company handle North American home entertainment distribution for series Pucca and Oban Star Racers.

• Since declaring its intention to sell off its kids business this past May, the company formerly known as EM.TV AG has officially changed its name to EM.Sport. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange listing is expected to be changed on July 16, 2007, but the stock abbreviation will remain as is.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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