Turner CN Enterprises (TCNE) has signed a raft of licensees across Central and Eastern Europe for its kids brands including boy-skewing Ben 10, Bakugan, and Redakai, girl-skewing Zoobles and Puppy in my Pocket, and recently acquired preschool brand LazyTown.
Bakugan will air a new series, Mechtanium Surge, today on Cartoon Network feeds in CEE and Russia and Mechtanium Surge toys will launch in fall 2012. KARTON P+P will also produce Mechtanium Surge back-to-school products in the Czech Republic and Slovenia.
On board in the Czech Republic and Slovenia for Ben 10 products is EP Line (stationery), Ing. Jiří Soural – The Drinks (carbonated soft drinks) and Cartoon Mania (branded apparel). Vivat Trading will produce Ben 10 stationery and paper goods in the Ukraine.
Tekma is making Puppy in my Pocket gifts for Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzgovinia, B&S Polska has the license for Zoobles back-to-school products in Poland, and Egmont International Holding A/S has acquired publishing rights to Zoobles in CEE, Russia and CIS.