Wendy Goldman Getzler
With plans of a tablet-themed TV series in the works, Fuhu, the company behind the children’s nabi tablet, continues to diversify its reach by now collaborating with DreamWorks Animation on interactive exhibits that will be housed within Simon Malls in the US.
Former Little Airplane and Disney producer Tone Thyne is stepping into the newly created role of VP of creative at Boston-based FableVision, as the interactive development studio looks to significantly ramp up original content development for multiple platforms.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, which airs on PBS KIDS in the US, will see more shelf space stateside this year with an expanded toy line at Toys ‘R’ Us, as well as product launches at Target, Kmart and Barnes & Noble.
Germany’s Your Family Entertainment (YFE) has its eyes on strategically building out the global TV presence of its yourfamily and RiC TV channels, and the company has tapped former KidsCo CEO Paul Robinson to lead the charge.
Increased big-box competition and decreased momentum for videogame sales, both at home and abroad, led to continued losses at global retailer Toys ‘R’ Us, which saw a 4% drop in US sales during its crucial holiday quarter of 2013.
Preschool property Tree Fu Tom is stepping up its marketing game through FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s Spring Into Action campaign, a brand awareness initiative that will support new series episodes on CBeebies and the show’s coinciding product range.