Toca Boca is taking things from fingers to toes. The Swedish mobile developer, which has recently surpassed the 50 million download mark for its suite of customizable kids apps, is collaborating with manufacturer Happy Socks on four exclusive designs.
A merger between A Squared Entertainment and Genius Brands has resulted in the creation of a multimedia and brand management company under the current Genius Brands International, which will be helmed by Andy Heyward and a consortium of kids media, entertainment and finance execs.
Former Mattel CEO Jill Barad and Playmobil president Horst Brandstatter will be inducted into the US Toy Industry Association (TIA) Hall of Fame, along with the late Jack Friedman, former chairman, CEO and co-founder of Jakks Pacific, and the late co-founders of Wham-O, Arthur “Spud” Melin and Richard Knerr.
Dasym Media, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Dasym Investment Strategies whose portfolio of companies includes Endemol and Zodiak Media, has launched a new US$100 million multimedia kids and family property fund.
Madrid-based media agent Nottingham Forest has named Dubai-headquartered Copyright Licensing Agency as the L&M partner for the 3D-animated feature film Foosball across the Middle East and North Africa.