L.A.-based Saban Brands has named popular artist/designer and Julius the Monkey creator Paul Frank as the company’s director of creative development.
With Mattel’s sales up 1% to US$6.28 billion for fiscal 2015, the toy giant has completed the acquisitions of tablet-maker Fuhu and smart baby-monitor maker Sproutling.
With more than 200 million books sold worldwide over the past 40 years, the Little Critter franchise from venerable children’s author Mercer Mayer is being developed as a global multiplatform entertainment property with the help of ex-Cartoon Network prez Stuart Snyder.
UK-based Koko Rose Media has tapped Bejuba! Entertainment as its global distribution partner for new animated preschool series Deer Little Forest.
Trade organization Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment has hired principal of MK Marketing Mary Kay Russell as its first-ever executive director.