What do you get when you combine The Lego Movie with The Simpsons, Scooby-Doo, The Wizard of Oz and more? The answer is Lego Dimensions, an upcoming toys-to-life video game due out in September. Wendy Smolen talks to one of the game’s producers Mark Warburton about setting new rules – and then breaking all of them.
Former Sanrio president and COO Janet Hsu will be taking the reins at L.A.-based Saban Brands next month as the company’s first CEO.
The box-office success of Jurassic World, as well as preschool toys, contributed to a 1% rise in North American sales during Hasbro’s second quarter of 2015. Notwithstanding a negative US$71.5-million impact from foreign exchange, the company saw revenues increase by 5%.
Hasbro and generationOn are teaming up for a global campaign using My Little Pony’s core values to teach kids how they can make a difference in their schools and communities.
Indie film and TV distributor Alchemy now stands as the largest non-studio content aggregator for major US retailers such as Walmart and Target, thanks to three new deals including an alliance with ARC Entertainment and distribution rights to DreamWorks Classics titles.