WildBrain Television has announced the appointment of respected industry executive Katie Wilson to the role of Vice President, Channels and Curation.
Silvergate Media’s (Silvergate) preschool animated series, Octonauts, is making a big splash in new markets with recent broadcast deals that are introducing the award-winning show to audiences in Latin America and the Middle East for the first time.
Creative Licensing has announced the first licensees for the new film, Bill and Ted Face the Music.
Nellie’s Free Range Eggs has provided many Fun at Home activities for Easter on their blog. Many of these DIY craft ideas use leftover egg shells and/or cartons. Egg STEM experiments, Egg Carton Lanterns, or even Egg Planters. Check out these ideas and more.
The sharp rise in sales of puzzles, games and building sets (widely publicized and extremely logical in these “shelter in place” times) has seen the continued emergence of “kidults” — grownups filled with nostalgia and perhaps seeking out new activities – as a driving force in those categories that was underway even before the pandemic struck.
By now, the renewal season for the more than 1000 companies intending to exhibit at Toy Fair New York 2021 would be many weeks underway with a deadline set for later in April. Historically, as soon as the prior year’s show wraps, the renewal process for the next year’s show begins. However, with each day presenting new challenges for those operating businesses amid the COVID-19 crisis, The Toy Association has decided to continue to delay the 2021 exhibitor renewal season for Toy Fair New York.
Headstart International, an Australian-based global toy company, has partnered with YouKu, one of China’s leading digital platforms, for the distribution of their upper-preschool Best Furry Friends CGI series. Best Furry Friends is a popular children’s brand sold globally that includes collectibles, dolls and plush.
Super Impulse USA, LLC in partnership with Rubik’s Brand Ltd. is set to relaunch hit game, Rubik’s Revolution along with a new colourful range of hands-on toys to their roster that provide individuals and families with a new way to play during this extra time spent at home.
Alleghany Capital Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Jazwares, has acquired a majority stake in Kelly Toys Holdings. Kellytoy is a manufacturer of everyday and seasonal plush toys, known principally for its Squishmallows brand.