Genius Brands International, the multimedia and brand management company comprised of the recently merged assets of A Squared Entertainment and Genius Brands, has found its newest IP in Pascualina, a popular Chilean-born tween girl property.
Vancouver, Canada-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has entered production on CG-stereoscopic feature film Sly Cooper, its second film project based on a PlayStation video game franchise with independent prodco Blockade Entertainment.
Toronto, Canada-based Phase 4 Films’ kids label kaboom! Entertainment has picked up the home entertainment rights to new preschool series Zack & Quack from Zodiak Kids.
DHX Media-owned licensing agency CPLG has been appointed to rep DHX’s preschool property In the Night Garden across the UK, and numerous new licensing deals for the IP have been secured in the UK and Australia.
Celebrity duo Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon is set to pen a holiday-themed picture book featuring their twins Moroccan and Monroe that will be released by Scholastic this fall.
Click Distribution UK has signed a new partnership with Zodiak Rights, which will see the launch of a board game based on the CBeebies series Mister Maker in the UK.
Despite the US toy market seeing overall gains during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping periods, overall 2013 retail dollar sales of toys saw a 1% drop over 2012. That’s according to research firm The NPD Group, which found that the largest sales growth occurred within youth electronics.
Mega retailer Toys ‘R’ Us is gearing up for the US February 7 theatrical release of The Lego Movie by introducing all-new construction sets, branded special events and movie ticket promotions tied into the highly anticipated film.
Following yesterday’s deals for the Matt Hatter Chronicles brand, ITV Studios Global Entertainment has now announced a new UK consumer products partnership with Playmobil and its animated TV series Super 4 from morgen studios and Method Animation.