Localization specialist SDI Media has appointed Nicole Brunnhuber as the new country manager for the region, effective immediately.
Boosted by a successful multiplatform strategy for its hit shows and breakout new series, and increases in its girls audience, Cartoon Network has kicked off 2015 with significant ratings growth in key kids demos while main competitors Disney and Nickelodeon have fallen back.
Cartoon Network has named Spin Master as the global master toy partner to anchor the licensing program for The Powerpuff Girls , relaunching in 2016.
- Classic brands like Barbie go high-tech at Toy Fair 2015 (New York Post)
- Teletubbies creator favors original productions over remakes of classic UK kids shows (The Hollywood Reporter)
- To avoid plot spoilers, Star Wars toys kept under-wraps at Toy Fair (International Business Times)
- From puzzle to mobile game: Kickstarter campaign launches to bring Zoombinis to iOS and Android (VentureBeat)
Lego, Hasbro, Spin Master and Crayola headed up an impressive class of innovative toys recognized by the Toy Industry Association at the 15th Annual Toy of the Year Awards at New York Toy Fair over the weekend.