Licensing Toys
APC Kids’ Kid-E-Cats Are Off to Italy
APC Kids, the children’s entertainment distribution company of boutique co-producer and distributor APC Studios, has appointed Giochi Preziosi as the distribution partner for its KID-E-CATS toy range in Italy.   The master toy partner for KID-E-CATS, Toy Plus (Far East) Ltd., part of the Thai Group, is currently developing a range spanning plush, collectibles, figurines and playsets targeted at preschool children, with global retail launch scheduled from September 2019. Giochi…
‘Esme & Roy’ Greenlit for Season 2
Esme & Roy returns for a second season. Produced by Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sesame Workshop, the new season (26 x 11-minutes) and a special (1 x 22-minutes) will air on HBO in the U.S. and Treehouse in Canada in early 2020. “Since its debut, Esme & Roy has sparked strong emotional connections with kids and families around the world for its exceptional storytelling, brilliant animation, and lovable characters,” said Scott…
Target, Toy Association Ready for Annual Conference
Target will be the featured retailer at The Toy Association’s Annual Business Conference, June 18 and 19, in the retail giant’s hometown of Minneapolis, Minn.   “Today’s retail landscape is changing at a rapid pace. From the increase in e-commerce sites, to shifting consumer trends, the Annual Business Conference will tackle the most important issues facing the toy industry today,” said Steve Pasierb, president and CEO of The Toy Association.…