Viz Media Europe has appointed UK agency Bulldog Licensing and German brand management company m4e to rep Japanese anime sensation Yo-kai Watch in the UK and German-speaking territories, respectively.
In bolstering its production capabilities for global brands like Nickelodeon and MTV, Viacom is set to open an 88,000-square-foot studio in Miami, which will be named Viacom International Studios.
Acclaimed illustrator/brand creator Jo Rose and kids media exec Lisa Hryniewicz have formed new UK-based joint-venture Koko Rose Media to manage the rapid worldwide growth of Rose’s popular preschool and lifestyle brand Deer Little Forest.
First quarter numbers are in for Scholastic, and as the global children’s publisher expected, results were relatively stagnant for the seasonally small quarter.
Sao Paulo-based TV and film production company Glaz and animation facility Copa Studio in Rio are set to consolidate into a new holding company named Glaz, following the receipt of a seven-figure Investimage 1 fund under Brazil’s government incentive system Funcine.
The Jim Henson Company has appointed Florida-based toyco Jazwares as master toy partner for its Emmy-nominated preschool series Dinosaur Train.