BROADCASTER / BROADCASTING / TV
Canadian animation net Teletoon’s fall TV Gotta Gotta See It campaign kicks off today at Fan Expo Canada in support of the network’s new season which includes the debut of Total Drama: Pahkitew Island (pictured), Dr. Dimensionpants and Chop Chop Ninja.
CONSUMER PRODUCTS / NEWS / RETAIL
The latest sales stats from The NPD Group emphasize how much kids tastes in toys for the first half of this year vary from country to country. What’s been hot in the US hasn’t rated in the UK or France, for example. Toy industry analyst Frederique Tutt explains why.
To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Thomas & Friends is chugging into new digital territory. It’s reaching out to consumers through the digital crowdsourcing platform Tongal to create a documentary of the brand’s past, present and future. Read on to find out how big brands like Thomas & Friends are benefiting from opening their creative projects to the public.
Tween-oriented video social network Viddiverse has partnered with Pencils of Promise, a charity dedicated to building schools and improving the quality of education for kids around the world.
- Batman vs Superman backs down from box office showdown with Captain America 3 (Mashable)
- Netflix revenue surpasses HBO subscriber revenue (Business Insider)
- Odds are good that Warner Bros.’ two newly announced animated features will be Lego-related (The Hollywood Reporter)
- DC plans nine superhero movies before 2020 (Variety)