Anticipation is building for Underdog Games’ newest addition to the Trekking series, Trekking Through History, which will launch on Kickstarter on February 1, 2022. Trekking Through History will join Trekking the National Parks and Trekking the World in Underdog Games’ line of educational, beautiful, and unique board games. This family-friendly strategy game features 108 remarkable events in beautiful, original artwork.
As the anticipation builds for Prospero Hall and their first Legacy game – the design team invites fans behind the scenes with a new video that delves into the rare and “clever” game mechanics of Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar. From Prospero Hall, the acclaimed development studio of Funko Games, Jurassic World: The Legacy of Isla Nublar is coming to Kickstarter March 22, 2022.
PlayMonster launches into 2022 with fresh capital from global private markets firms Adams Street Partners and H.I.G Capital, and promotes tenured industry leader Tim Kilpin and former PlayMonster President to the role of CEO. This significant capital investment and leadership change symbolizes PlayMonster’s latest chapter as a top international toy and game company, and sets the foundation for continued growth and innovation in 2022 and beyond.
This is the year that award winning Make-A-Fort moves from being an influencer to having kids be the creator. The toymaker built its reputation last year for its knowledge and expertise on durable building structures that are intuitive and irresistible to kids of all ages. The company influenced a new generation of kids to skip the couch cushions and build a more durable and exciting fort. Make-A-Fort launches its Creator Kits for budding builders ready for the next level.
WildBrain CPLG, one of the world’s leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agencies, is expanding its multi‐territory representation deal with Peanuts Worldwide to include the Indian market. Under its recently launched dedicated India office, WildBrain CPLG will build on its successful EMEA partnership for the iconic Peanuts character brand and assemble a local cross‐category program targeting apparel, gifting, homewares, stationery, pet accessories and promotions for all demographics.
Xilam Animation, the independent animation production and distribution company, announces a new organizational structure for its production division, effective as of January 1, 2022, in order to prepare for market growth in coming years, both in terms of volume and in value, and in particular on platforms.
Cyber Group Studios, a leading producer and distributor of animated series, best known for its award-winning series Gigantosaurus, has announced that it has acquired a majority ownership stake in A Productions, a leading UK-based animation production studio.
Hape, a leader in designing and manufacturing high quality baby and children’s wooden toys made from sustainable materials, has launched a new division and separate company called Uniche Collective: Unique + Niche = Uniche. Uniche will be headed by long-time Hape veteran, Cassidy Smith, the former vice president of sales and marketing for Hape International Inc.
Following Genius Brands’ acquisitions of Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media, Inc. (WOW!) and Ameba TV, and major investment in Germany’s Your Family Entertainment (YFE) to build a global footprint, as well as the worldwide rollout of Kartoon Channel!/Kartoon Channel! Kidaverse, Genius Brands International, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNUS), announces the promotion of Kerry Phelan to the newly created position of Chief Brand Officer.