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Aardman International will be heading to MIPCOM with its new Wallace and Gromit film Trouble At' Mill in tow. Currently in pre-production, the film will be shown on BBC One next year.

• In a move that is bound to be duplicated, American Classic Toys has started a program to place bright orange stickers on its toys, declaring they're 100% lead free. The company's SuDoKu Cube, Skittle Pool, The American Classic Derby and the Word Cube will be among the first to sport the stickers.

• A bevy of high-fashion Peanuts-inspired items are up for bid at www.ebay.com/snoopyinfashion until the end of October. The designs were unveiled at Met Life Snoopy in Fashion, the first-ever Peanuts runway show held September 7 in New York's Bryant Park. All proceeds will benefit the Dress For Success charity.

The Wumblers has added two new broadcasters to the fold. The Australian Christian Channel and KTV (Kids and Teens Television) are joining Trinity Broadcasting and Smile Of A Child networks as broadcasters of the preschool series produced by The Giddy Gander Company.
October 3, 2007

Aardman International will be heading to MIPCOM with its new Wallace and Gromit film Trouble At’ Mill in tow. Currently in pre-production, the film will be shown on BBC One next year.

• In a move that is bound to be duplicated, American Classic Toys has started a program to place bright orange stickers on its toys, declaring they’re 100% lead free. The company’s SuDoKu Cube, Skittle Pool, The American Classic Derby and the Word Cube will be among the first to sport the stickers.

• A bevy of high-fashion Peanuts-inspired items are up for bid at www.ebay.com/snoopyinfashion until the end of October. The designs were unveiled at Met Life Snoopy in Fashion, the first-ever Peanuts runway show held September 7 in New York’s Bryant Park. All proceeds will benefit the Dress For Success charity.

The Wumblers has added two new broadcasters to the fold. The Australian Christian Channel and KTV (Kids and Teens Television) are joining Trinity Broadcasting and Smile Of A Child networks as broadcasters of the preschool series produced by The Giddy Gander Company.

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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