Hey Duggee – the hit children’s TV show – is to tour the UK for the first time ever in a vibrant and new interactive stage show. Visiting 24 theatres with almost 100 dates the tour marks the biggest ever theatre production of its kind for Live Nation in the UK. Adapted from the smash hit TV series, Hey Duggee the Live Theater Show will tour the UK from December through to summer 2023 and includes a four-week residency at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall (London) this Christmas.
Rightsline, the industry’s leading IP commerce management platform, has announced the appointment of Melanie Nelson as Chief Marketing Officer and Jason Cheverton as Chief Strategy Officer to its senior leadership team. Ms. Nelson, a former VP at Samsung Electronics and Sony Corporation, will lead the company’s global marketing strategy and communication programs. Mr. Cheverton, having previous leadership roles at software firms Lone Wolf Technologies and Mi9 Retail, will oversee company-wide strategic and corporate development efforts. Nelson and Cheverton will report directly to CEO Patrick Arkeveld.
The Toy Association, the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages, has announced that Kimberly Carcone has been promoted to executive vice president of global market events.
Japanese IP Specialist ADK Emotions NY Incorporated (ADK) is proud to confirm that Beyblade Burst will be making its debut at Anime Expo 2022, the world’s biggest anime convention which takes place in Los Angeles between July 1st-4th, 2022.
WildBrain Limited, a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, has partnered with NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock, to produce 52 new 11-minute episodes of the beloved animated series, Caillou. In addition, Peacock will become the home for five previously announced 44-minute Caillou family specials, currently in production.
Jada Toys, leading manufacturer of premium collectibles, has announced the launch of the interactive Transformers Converting Optimus Prime RC. This announcement marks the newest addition to the product line from the licensing partnership between Hasbro and Jada Toys.
Highlights’ summer lineup of products allows kids to journey far beyond their destination, with captivating stories and expressive gear that transform them into little explorers. From glow-in-the-dark graphic tees and backpacks to on-the-go activity books filled with age-appropriate fun that parents can feel good about, Highlights has you covered. Whether you and the family are taking a road trip, gearing up for a long airplane ride or are simply spending some time at grandma’s, Highlights will help bring the adventure while keeping kids engaged in learning.
PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for children, has announced a comprehensive update to its logo for the first time in two decades. The new logo, set to debut on July 19, builds on an expanded graphics package that began rolling out last year, which features a bright updated color palette and an array of people and environments. The refreshed look is designed to build on the equity and strength of the PBS KIDS brand and optimized for today’s digitally-focused kids and families.
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.