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PBS Kids Summer Celebration Plans Special Molly of Denali / Chris and Martin Kratt Crossover Episode

Things are about to get “wild” on the hit animated PBS KIDS’ series, Molly of Denali, when everyone’s favorite creature adventurers, Chris and Martin Kratt (their animated selves) – visit Alaska in a very special and brand-new crossover episode premiering Monday, July 18.

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Chefclub Publishing Plans in France, Italy and Germany

Chefclub, the “eatertainment” brand, has announced three new publishing deals that will inspire chefs across Europe in 2022: in France, Chefclub launched its brand new Super Veggies illustrated kids cookbook; in Germany, Panini Verlags GmbH is launching a one-off, standalone Chefclub Kids magazine; and in Italy, Vallardi Editore is publishing a family cookbook.

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2022 Baby Independent Innovation Award Winners Announced

The Baby Independent Innovation Awards, an independent recognition platform highlighting the most innovative companies, services, and products in the highly competitive baby care industry, has announced the winners of their 2022 Awards Program. These outstanding innovators and leaders within the global baby care market drive innovation and exemplify the best in the baby care industry around the world.

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6/28 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase Features a Wide Selection of Nintendo Switch News and Reveals

In the newest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Nintendo featured a broad variety of games from its diverse development and publishing partners coming to the system this year and into 2023. This includes the Nintendo Switch versions of three beloved Persona games, more details about the upcoming Mario + Rabbids sequel, 10 fan-favorite Mega Man games revived for the Nintendo Switch system, a new adventure in the Dragon Quest franchise and first-look info about newly announced games!

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Basic Fun! CEO Jay Foreman Releases Statement on Protecting Reproductive Rights, Supporting LGBTQ+ Families, and Providing a Gun-free Work Environment

Jay Foreman, the CEO of leading US-based toy and consumer products company Basic Fun!, has issued the following statement: “Basic Fun! is committed to supporting choice and access to reproductive rights for our employees and their families, as well as always provide an office environment free from guns. Being based in a great state like Florida is a wonderful thing for our business and our employees who work here; however, there is a dark and growing cloud overhead blocking the sunlight that consists of rhetoric, legislation and legal rulings that make doing business in Florida more challenging and frankly less safe for our employees. This includes the recent national rulings and local legislation on gun control and reproductive rights.

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WowWee Multiplies the Magic of the Got2Glow Fairies Brand with New Fairy Finders, Roblox Game, & More

WowWee, a leading manufacturer of innovative consumer entertainment products and the makers of Fingerlings, My Squishy Little Dumplings and more, has announced major expansions to its hit Got2Glow Fairies brand. To celebrate International Fairy Day, WowWee has launched the Got2Glow Baby Fairy Finder, two Got2Glow Fairy Pet Finders, and a Find the Glowing Fairies Roblox game. Building off last year’s success of the Got2Glow Fairy Finders, the hit tech toy that put fairies at kids’ fingertips and topped countless hot toy lists en route to becoming a 2022 TOTY Finalist for Collectible Toy of the Year, these enchanting additions make for even more magical experiences as kids explore and discover more virtual fairies than ever before!

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Wolfgang Puck Partners with Genius Brands to Create Original IP for Kids

World-renowned chef, restauranteur, entrepreneur and philanthropist Wolfgang Puck is expanding his global empire in a partnership with Genius Brands International, Incorporated (“Genius Brands” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GNUS), to create an all-new children’s brand, Wolfgang Puck’s Secret Chef Academy, for the worldwide marketplace.

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Rainbow Loom Announces Ryan Rzeznik as VP of Sales

Rainbow Loom has announced the appointment of Ryan Rzeznik as Vice President of Sales.  This addition, along with the recent appointment of Chris Tidwell as CEO, will continue the rejuvenation of the Rainbow Loom brand that took the industry by storm in 2014.  Rzeznik will focus on Rainbow Loom brand and assortment expansion across North America and the globe.

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MGA Entertainment Names Mehran Ravanpay EVP, Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain

MGA Entertainment (MGA), one of the fastest growing and largest privately held toy and entertainment company in the US, has announced it has named Mehran Ravanpay Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain. In this role, he will lead the company in implementing continuous improvements and efficiencies, prepare the company for future diversification of manufacturing and vendor relations, and help drive further progress toward the company’s sustainability goals.