The creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky Addams Family is headed back on screen and MGM, a leading entertainment company focused on the production of premium film and television content across platforms, is building out a wide licensing program for the highly anticipated new Wednesday series. Spanning across all categories, MGM’s robust line-up of new products and partners will include apparel, collectibles, gaming and more.
Paramount Consumer Products and Nickelodeon announced the launch of SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Sea Change, a brand-new global ocean conservation and sustainability initiative. Through partnerships with several non-profit organizations, SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Sea Change aims to help remove and divert five million pounds of ocean plastic over the next four years by funding cleanup projects. At the same time, Paramount Consumer Products will work with current SpongeBob SquarePants consumer products partners to drive more sustainable practices and reduce single-use plastic in products, and curate partnerships with new brands to create innovative product lines. Additionally, the initiative will engage millions of SpongeBob fans around the world with on-the-ground events and educational resources that connect them with ways to become a part of the movement and take action in their own communities.
PBS KIDS has announced that Rosie’s Rules, a colorful new 2D animated preschool comedy series from 9 Story Media Group and its award-winning studio, Brown Bag Films, will make its debut on October 3, 2022. Rosie’s Rules stars 5-year-old Rosie Fuentes, a bilingual Mexican-American girl from suburban Texas who is just beginning to learn about how the great, big, fascinating world around her works. Featuring an engaging social studies curriculum, a dynamic cast of characters, catchy music, and hilarious stories, the new series aims to show kids ages 3-6 how they, as individuals, fit into their own community, as well as broader society.
Falcon’s Beyond, a leading fully integrated global entertainment development company specializing in intellectual property (IP) creation and expansion, has announced BeyondME, a new fan loyalty and online game platform that will enable players of all ages to connect, personalize, and be rewarded for their engagement across both digital and real-world experiences. BeyondME will be powered by Falcon’s own proprietary and patent-pending ÄEONXP technology, designed to transform individual experiences into a connected and persistent gaming ecosystem that extends engagement, creates player agency, and encourages repeat visitation.
Fred Rogers Productions, the award-winning children’s educational media organization, and Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division are marking the 10th anniversary of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the beloved Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS series, with a new digital music album. “10 Years of Tiger Tunes!,” the latest Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood music release, is available on all digital platforms now.
Trilogy Animation Group (TAG), the animation studio dedicated to producing and developing quality family entertainment for audiences worldwide, is showcasing five exciting animated kids’ series at MIPJunior for the first time. TAG, which acquired the complete portfolio of PorchLight Entertainment IP, including its well-loved Emmy-nominated preschool series, Jay Jay The Jet Plane, and Emmy-winning Tutenstein for the school-age set, is updating the two celebrated shows for a new generation as well as presenting original series that will further grow TAG’s viewing audience. The new TAG shows will be introduced at MIPJunior and MIPCOM 2022, October 15-20, in Cannes, France.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind decades of award-winning educational content, announced Sesame Street’s 53rd season will debut on Thursday, November 3 on Cartoonito on HBO Max. Episodes of the iconic children’s series, 35 in all, will drop every Thursday. The season will stream on PBS KIDS in Fall 2023.
Adventuretown Toy Emporium was busy during the pandemic creating a new product that will help parents keep their child developmentally on track. “In August of 2020 when the 2nd Covid wave hit, I realized that this pandemic wasn’t going to go away any time soon and that pandemic-related isolation was going to have a profound effect on the development of the youngest children. You can’t lock a child in a house for 2 years and not expect that their development would be delayed,” states Annamarie von Firley, President of Adventuretown Toy Emporium. The most recent research bears this out. In January, studies were released that show that children who were as young as 6 months old when the U.S. pandemic lockdown began show “significant developmental delays”. That is why Ms. von Firley and her team of experts created Fledglings’ Flight.