Generations have learned their ABCs in the lively alphabet rhyme where all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. CreateOn is proud to introduce its newest Magna-Tiles Structures set, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, where preschoolers sequence double-sided tiles for hands-on play. Build the tree up from lower-case a to x, y, z but oh no, will there be enough room? Go ahead and shout chicka chicka boom boom.
Carte Blanche Greetings, best known for the award-winning Me to You brand and its signature character Tatty Teddy and nursery property, Tiny Tatty Teddy, has announced a partnership with Bulldog Licensing, one of the licensing industry’s leading agencies.
Boss Fight Studio, creator of fan favorite action figures and toys, has partnered with The Jim Henson Company to make action figures from the world of Fraggle Rock. The new agreement, brokered by FanGirl Consulting, is the latest in a diverse lineup of pop culture collectibles from Boss Fight Studio. “Fraggle Rock is one of the all-time great shows. The characters, the comedy, the songs and the social messages are timeless,” says Andrew Franks, Partner and Art Director at Boss Fight Studio. “I’m so excited to bring these amazing characters to action figure form!”
Precious Moments has expanded its licensing roster with the addition of four new licensees – Diamond Dotz (Needleart World), The Galway Company, Major Trading Incorporated (MTI), and Nu Trendz (Silicon Valley Textiles) – in popular product categories. “We are happy to offer a variety of quality products to the growing demand from consumers for more Precious Moment products. We are excited in partnering and continuing our growth with such quality companies and brands. This helps fill the void from the numerous consumers that want more great products under the Precious Moments license.” says Precious Moments Inc. CEO, John Plys. “These four companies are each among the best in their respective product categories and we are proud to be working with them to make even more quality Precious Moments products available for fans and collectors to enjoy.”
WildBrain, a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, has secured a wave of international sales across seasons one and two of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates and the brand’s Christmas special. A Sky Original kids’ TV series produced by TG Entertainment Limited, The Brilliant World of Tom Gates is based on the multi-million-copy bestselling Tom Gates book series written and illustrated by Liz Pichon.
Season 5 of Make48 will start airing Monday, September 12 2022, on PBS. This season of Make48 will reach over 90% of US households on local PBS stations. Check your local PBS station for viewing dates and times. The newest season will also be available for streaming with a new episode being released each Monday for 10 weeks starting on the 12th at PBS.org.
TOMY International has introduced two new owned properties, Peeky Pops and YumiAmi, that come available in fall of 2023. YumiAmi, developed in-house by the US brand design team, brings more diversity into the TOMY toy line. The five soft and sweet dolls, who come from varied cultural backgrounds, are designed for children three to five years old and will come packaged with a book and sold as a gift set. In a partnership with Cottage Door Press, each book will be paired with their respective doll and promote learning about and embracing each other’s cultures. The line, available in July of 2023, was designed with the toy specialty channel in mind and will retail for $29.99 a set.
Toonz Entertainment, the content distribution division of global kids and family entertainment major Toonz Media Group, has closed strategic partnerships with leaders in the industry to bring exciting animation series to the market ahead of MIPCOM. Toonz Entertainment has acquired exclusive distribution rights for ‘Everything’s Rosie’ from UK-based V&S Entertainment Ltd. The program includes 104 episodes of 11 minutes each for LATAM, IBERIA, US, and Canada. Toonz will now have ‘Everything’s Rosie’ distribution rights for TV, Video-On-Demand, Internet and All Videogram rights.
King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, announced the international expansion of Popeye and Olive Oyl into select areas of Central and South America through new apparel collaborations. Multinational retailer, Permoda (KOAJ), and Ecuadorian textile brand, Cornejotex, both recently debuted new collections inspired by the iconic comic characters and their unique, recognizable fashion styles. The deals were negotiated by King Features’ agent in Latin America, Tycoon.