Cartoon Network boy-skewing action series Lego Legends of Chima and Tenkai Knights – both of which also share roots in construction toys - are adding new iOS gaming extensions to their names.
California-based toy maker Jakks Pacific is anticipating a return to profitability this year, following tapering losses during its fourth quarter of 2013, after a year marred by a changing toy landscape that led to a company-wide restructuring.
Europe’s biggest visitor-attraction operator Merlin Entertainments has partnered with DreamWorks Animation to launch Shrek’s Far Far Away Adventure, a new interactive attraction based on the popular green ogre and his friends.
Studio 100 International, part of the family entertainment company Studio 100 Group, has appointed ABC Licensing to rep Maya the Bee in Australia and New Zealand.
Disney’s snub of the cloud-based digital service that’s supported by all other major Hollywood studios doesn’t bother Mitch Singer, president of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem, who believes the two are “not incompatible.”
A 13% rise in US-based delegates led to a record-breaking attendance at this year’s Kidscreen Summit, which took place earlier this month in New York. The 15th annual event drew a crowd of roughly 1,700 kids entertainment professionals over the course of four days and saw a 10% rise among Asia-Pacific delegates as preparations gear up for the launch of Kidscreen East in China this summer.
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat is hitting the road in a specialized Read Across America tour that is also driving kids to brush their teeth.
Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time series is adding more partners to its licensing program, this time in the apparel and accessories categories.