Discovery Consumer Products extends its direct-to-retail partnerships with both Toys ‘R’ Us, US and Toys ‘R’ Us, Australia through to 2017.
Jakks reports a 16.9% increase in net sales for Q2 2014, but still sustains overall losses of US$9.1 million.
L.A.-based Genius Brands International has appointed industry veteran Stone Newman as the brand management company’s president of global consumer products.
Canada’s Mercury Active is taking a page from the advances in augmented and virtual reality tech that had tongues wagging at this year’s GDC for its new line of Incredebooks. So can the digital shop boldly take printed kids books where they haven’t been before?
As the clock counts down to the 2014 Licensing Awards, the finalists in the UK-based competition for product, retail and marketing communication categories have been announced. Leading the pack are licensees and retailers for the popular brands Peppa Pig and Wallace and Gromit, with Disney and Marvel getting honorable mention.
New episodes, an exclusive BFI screening, a DVD and new consumer product launches, as well as additional promotions are on the way this summer for London-based Karrot Entertainment’s hit CBeebies preschool series Sarah & Duck.
KreaKids at Egmont Publishing has developed and released Mia and Me – The Legend of Centopia, the first ever app based on the popular girl-skewing animated TV series Mia and Me from Lucky Punch (a joint venture between m4e and Gerhard Hahn), Rainbow and March Entertainment.