iKIDS / KID INSIGHT / MOBILE / WEB
According to The NPD Group’s new Interactive Gaming Toys report, 40% of parents in the US own at least one toys-to-life franchise and have spent an average of US$131 on this gaming segment in the past six months.
BROADCASTING / COMPANIES / CONSUMER PRODUCTS / NEWS / RETAIL / TV
In a period of uncertainty involving new CRTC broadcast regulations and the recent loss of its Disney license, Canada’s DHX Media posted record Q3 fiscal results driven by its digital distribution and TV businesses.
BLOGS / Out of the Sandbox
The founder of Columbia University’s Digital Storytelling Lab gives us an inside look at his work at the University and how the Lab is designing stories for the 21st Century.
Josh recounts his trip to Hangzhou to attend CICAF (China International Cartoon & Animation Festival). It was at turns enlightening (he learned that Chinese box-office revenue grew by a whopping 69% last year, for example), fascinating (he saw fish performing pedicures) and down-right terrifying (you’ll have to read on).
Loreto, Italy-based Rainbow is launching competitions with local partners in Portugal, Vietnam and Turkey for a chance to win a trip to the Winx Club Worldwide Reunion.
Genius Brands International has tapped Wicked Cool Toys as global master toy licensee for its original animated-adventure series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab.
- Entertainment consolidation volume slows down in Q1, but mega-deals stay strong (Variety)
- Netflix’s Sarandos in the hot seat in Cannes over subsidies, Weinstein plays “bodyguard” (Deadline)
- YouTube Spaces’ new Field Day channel features unique docs by popular YouTube creators (Video Ink)
- With its moves into the theme park and toy biz, is Nintendo building a Disney-like ecosystem? (Bloomberg)