Underwater-themed preschool series Octonauts is set to have a new partner in the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as producer Silvergate Media has signed a letter of intent with the organization’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.
Adding a new twist to gaming and reading, family-friendly game developer No Crusts Interactive has launched Stride & Prejudice, a new iOS app that turns Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice into an endless runner game.
Mattel’s American Girl doll brand, with sales up 20% over last year, is stepping outside of the US for the first time and into Canada’s largest book, gift and specialty retailer Indigo, which will open two American Girl retail concept stores this spring.
It’s been two months since the debut of Disney Infinity, and the toy/videogame platform is the focus of a publishing deal with Penguin Children’s Puffin imprint, which will create a range of titles – including an official guide book – based on the family-friendly property.
As part of its ongoing venture with Finland-based vacation travel services provider Holiday Club Resorts, Angry Birds owner Rovio Entertainment has picked Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico as the location of its fourth and largest outdoor Angry Birds Activity Park.
Disney is officially making its move into Mainland China, with the first Disney Store slated to open by early 2015 in Luijazui, a locality within Shanghai. The experiential stores will focus on interactive displays and events with IPs across Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars brands.
41 Entertainment, through UK licensing agent Lisle International, is beefing up the launch strategy surrounding Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures in the region that includes a promotion with Burger King and a roster of new licensing partners.
Disney Consumer Products and Marvel are collaborating on the Marvel Creativity Studio Stylus and App for the iPad, which will let kids draw, color and animate characters from Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, The Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and Agents of S.M.A.S.H properties.