Fresh off their mano-a-shell battles with characters from one classic 1980s franchise, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return to the big hair era for another series of pop culture crossovers, this time with Street Fighter.
Following the massive global success of PAW Patrol: The Movie, Spin Master Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies today revealed the first new star voice talent being added to the cast of the upcoming PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie. Preschoolers’ favorite team of pups will return to the big screen with Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Taraji P. Henson (Minions: Rise of the Gru, Hidden Figures, Empire) lending her voice to PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, slated for exclusive theatrical release on October 13, 2023. The studio is currently working with returning voice talent from the first film and additional new cast members, all of which will be announced shortly. Henson is currently repped by M88, CAA, Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Cole and the Lede Company.
Licensing International has announced that nine executives—Casey Collins, Hasbro; Michael Connolly, Retail Monster; Javier Garza, Warner Bros. Discovery; Alexandra Heyd, BurdaVerlag Germany; Tanya Isler, Netflix; Stuart Pollock, Segal Licensing; Marc Schneider, Beanstalk; Kalle Törmä, Flowhaven; and Angell Xi, Jingtian & Gongcheng—were elected by the Licensing International membership to serve three-year terms on its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2022.
I have very much enjoyed getting to know Wai Or over the years, and while I have not had the pleasure of getting to know his parents, I’m sure the apple did not fall far from the tree! Wai is a friend to many all over the world, and thinks out-of-the-box to bring a product to life with a high attention to detail. He’s a well-known collector, and if you’ve been to his Hong Kong offices, you’ve seen his impressive collection of old games displayed on the walls. Just beautiful! This interview was conducted with Wai’s father, Michael Or.
With the overwhelming support of the Neopets Community, JumpStart, the parent company of Neopets, is proud to announce a grand donation of over $100,000 USD, which will be distributed evenly to four non-profit organizations: World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Trevor Project, Project HOPE and Eden Reforestation Project. These Donations were made possible by the outpouring of support from Neopets fans, who supported a week-long Neopets rare art auction on GiveSmart.com.
MGA Entertainment (MGA) has announced an all-new Pride Collection inspired by fan-favorite Bratz characters and girlfriends, Roxxi and Nevra. The trailblazing collection – including an exclusive, collectible Bratz two-pack of the first ever fashion doll same-sex couple and an explosive, ready-to-wear fashion capsule collection – was created in collaboration with Jimmy Paul the world-renowned LGBTQ designer behind the popular Amsterdam fashion brand by the same name. The Pride Collection is available beginning June 1, 2022 at online retailers globally, just in time for Pride Month.
PlayMonster and Disney have collaborated to release The Magical World Of Disney Trivia game in 2022. Fans of all ages can go on an adventure through time, with 2,000 trivia questions spanning nearly 100 years of Disney history, from the very first Walt Disney production to the Disney and Pixar titles of today.
Mey, a leading European brand of high-quality bodywear for women and men, has announced its newest capsule collection, featuring King Features’ iconic character, Popeye. The menswear collection, which recently launched online, in mey stores and at selected retail partners, includes a range of daywear and nightwear that incorporates Popeye’s trademark nautical style.
Paramount Global has announced new appointments and hires within its Consumer Products leadership across global toys, games, emerging media, franchise planning and CP marketing divisions. “Staying focused on the consumer is at the heart of everything we do so we have made key updates to the leadership within the organization to maximize our portfolio,” says Pam Kaufman, President, Consumer Products and Experiences, Paramount. “These new remits, along with our new hires, set us up to further grow our franchises from SpongeBob to Star Trek and deliver the best products and experiences for today and the future.”