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VEX Robotics Implements Robotics Programs for All Grade Levels at Woodland Hills School District

On Monday, September 12th , 2022, students from kindergarten to grade 12 at Woodland Hills School District started the new school year off with a big initiative. All grade levels at Woodland Hills School District were introduced to the STEM education continuum through VEX Robotics allowing them to access STEM curriculum at every age and level!  The Woodland Hills School District (located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) serves twelve municipalities in the Pittsburgh area; Braddock, Braddock Hills, Chalfant, Churchill, East Pittsburgh, Edgewood, Forest Hills, North Braddock, Rankin, Swissvale, Turtle Creek and Wilkins Township. 

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Faber-Castell USA Announces Scott Flynn as New CEO

Faber-Castell USA has announced the appointment of Scott Flynn as Managing Director/CEO, succeeding newly retired Jamie Gallagher. “The opportunity to lead such a talented and focused team within a globally recognized company that is responsible for bringing memorable creative experiences to the hands of millions around the country and the world is incredibly thrilling,” said Flynn. “I am committed to utilizing my background and experience within the toy and arts & crafts sectors to continue Faber-Castell USA’s success in the years to come.”

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King Features to Develop Animated Feature Film Based on Popular Interactive Comic Strip Slylock Fox

King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, have announced a new animated film in development inspired by the interactive children’s comic strip, Slylock Fox. King Features has also renewed its representation agreement for the property, which was previously known as Slylock Fox and Comics for Kids.

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PetSafe Products Honored with Pet Independent Innovation Awards

PetSafe brand, a global leader in pet product solutions, was honored with two 2022 Pet Independent Innovation Awards, which recognize the innovators and leaders of the pet industry. The PetSafe Happy Ride Collapsible Travel Crate received the Pet Independent Innovation Award for “Crate Product of the Year” and the PetSafe Audible Bark Collar was awarded “Bark Control Product of the Year.”

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PlayMonster Announces Executive Appointments of Steve Adolph and Sharon Fosbery to Fuel Global Strategic Growth

PlayMonster Group LLC, a leading international toy and game company, has announced that global business leader Steve Adolph has joined the company as President, and Sharon Fosbery has been promoted to Chief Brands & Strategy Officer to join the company leadership team.

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‘Miraculous Ladybug – The Musical Show’ to Launch in France and Brazil After Successful Launch in Argentina

Miraculous Ladybug – The Musical Show is set for its French premiere in October 2022, followed by the Brazilian premiere in June 2023. Based on the globally renowned TV series Miraculous – The Adventures of Ladybug and Cat Noir, created by ZAG and co-produced with ON kids and family, the live-action show transports audiences from the TV screen to the stage to enjoy their favorite characters live.

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Universal Parks & Resorts Merges Two Strategic Businesses to Create Universal Products & Experiences

In a strategic expansion of its global consumer products and retail business, Universal Parks & Resorts announced that it has merged two of its key businesses to create a new division, the Universal Products & Experiences (UP&E) division – further deepening its connection to fans, consumers and guests with high-quality, fan-first products and retail experiences across the globe. 

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CLUE: The Grinch from The Op Launches to Make Sure Who-ville’s Christmas Happens

Since the story’s publication 65 years ago, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has become such a part of our holiday tradition that there isn’t much of a question as to whom the culprit is behind Dr. Seuss’s classic tale. The green and grouchy antagonist set on hijacking yuletide joy from his neighboring town of Who-ville has been at it for generations, from the pages of children’s books, illustrated on the small screen, and as a live-action character in films and onstage. Now, for the first time ever, the mean-spirited troublemaker is looking to encroach on Christmas in yet a different form—a timeless tabletop board game—where it’s up to you to foil his plan! CLUE: The Grinch puts players in the shoes of the beloved Whos to stop their annual celebration from being stolen by the “mean one,” and it’s available now from The Op!