New York City-based kids’ media company HIT Entertainment has struck three new publishing deals for its Barney, Thomas & Friends and Angelina Ballerina brands in Latin America.
Beginning this spring, Editora Fundamento will publish picture storybooks for Thomas & Friends in Portuguese available at mass retailers across Brazil. Also in Brazil, Editora Vale das Letras will serve as the new publisher of Thomas & Friends coloring & activity, puzzle, bath, and book plus CD ROM formats in Portuguese. The books will be rolled out to mass and specialty retailers in June 2011.
Meanwhile, Editorial Vértice will debut the first Angelina Ballerina publishing program in Latin America with story, coloring and activity books for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Editorial Vértice will also publish coloring and activity books for Barney and Thomas & Friends, and the Thomas & Friends magazine in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. In addition, Barney coloring and activity books will be published in Mexico.