Strawberry Shortcake TCG Toys
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TCG Toys Adds Top Wildbrain Property Strawberry Shortcake and Boat Rocker’s Dino Ranch to Licensed Line Up

Multi-brand toy company TCG Toys, announced that it has entered into a multi-category licensing agreement with WildBrain for Strawberry Shortcake and Boat Rocker’s Dino Ranch, for its growing lineup of licensed Bend-Ems, SURE-LOX and Megamat, among other brands. TCG Toys will introduce an assortment of Strawberry Shortcake products based on the perennial favorite for nearly 50 years, Strawberry Shortcake, including its SURE-LOX Puzzles, Megamat, Bend-Ems, Magnetic Creations and Memory Match Games. Strawberry Shortcake continues to charm a new generation of kids with both modern new iterations and the original WildBrain series Berry in the Big City, currently streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Peacock.

Remco Powertown
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Remco Wrestling Action Figures Return Thanks to the Powertown Tag Team Rosenthal and Gagne

PowerTown Wrestling, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the rights from Buzz IQ to utilize the historic Remco logo and brand on a dynamic new line of wrestling action figures. Recently having closed pre-orders for its debut Series 1 line of legendary Ultra collectible figures, former Remco Toys executive and co-founder of PowerTown Wrestling, Steve Rosenthal, along with co-founder and former celebrated professional wrestler Greg Gagne made the announcement of the deal.

Mia and Codie
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Epic Story Media Appoints Ali Lynette-Krech as Producer and Co-Director for New Series ‘Mia & Codie’

Canadian kids franchise company, Epic Story Media, has hired Ali Lynette-Krech as the Producer and Co-Director for Moody Studios’ new preschool series, Mia & Codie. She will be Co-Directing along with Don Moody, the three-time Emmy Award winning creator of WordWorld. “As a high quality CG-animated series, Ali’s creativity and technical expertise is an invaluable asset to the Mia & Codie team,” said Co-Director Don Moody. “We’re beyond lucky to have her on the project.”

Kidoodle TheSoul
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TheSoul Publishing’s Family-Friendly Content Comes to Global Safe Streaming Platform Kidoodle.TV

TheSoul Publishing announced that its family-friendly content will now reach new audiences through its partnership with the free kid’s Safe Streaming platform Kidoodle.TV. Beginning this month, three of The Soul’s popular channels will be featured across the Kidoodle.TV service in both English and Spanish:

5-Minute Crafts, the most-watched DIY digital brand in the world, with over 400 million social media subscribers.

Slick Slime Sam – Available in 17 languages and averaging over 500 million monthly views on YouTube, Sam is pink, hilarious and shares clever crafts, engaging DIYs, and fun cooking tips for kids.

Baby Zoo – The fast-growing kid’s animation brand with hundreds of millions of minutes viewed each month on YouTube.

Sesame Workshop Logo Welcome
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Sesame Workshop Names Kim Díaz New Vice President of Creative Development

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind decades of award-winning educational content, today named Kim Díaz the newest Vice President of Creative Development. Since joining Sesame Workshop in 2016, Díaz has been a leader in her field, overseeing all aspects of content development, generating new program ideas for kids and families, and serving as Creative Producer for select current series. As the VP of Creative Development, Díaz will develop and lead the creative development strategy for new long-form and short-form series, specials, and other programming initiatives which align with Sesame Workshop’s mission and creative vision. She will also be responsible for developing and vetting innovative program ideas and genres and identifying and partnering with the right distributor for each property. She will report to Kay Wilson Stallings, Executive Vice President of Creative and Production.

New England Game and Kit Day
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New England Successfully Launches the First Ever Game and Kit Day!

New England hosted the first-ever New England Game and Kit Day on October 27th at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, MA. Thirty-seven vendors exhibited at the event with the goal of teaching and training retailers about their new games and craft kits for the upcoming holiday season. Vendors included Ravensburger, Fat Brain Toys, Eeboo, Goliath Games, Carma Games, Winning Moves and many more.

Bratz Flaunt Your Fashion
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The Bratz Pack Returns to Consoles and PC in Bratz: Flaunt Your Fashion

Outright Games, the leading worldwide publisher of family-friendly interactive entertainment, and MGA Entertainment (MGA), one of the world’s largest and fastest growing privately held toy and entertainment companies, are excited to launch Bratz: Flaunt Your Fashion. This brand-new video game stars the girls with a passion for fashion, available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC and Nintendo Switch. Developed by Barcelona-based Petoons Studios, Bratz: Flaunt Your Fashion is the first new Bratz game for consoles and PC in over a decade. Fans can play as the original, trendsetting Bratz Pack, starring Cloe, Sasha, Yasmin, and Jade as they work together to create the coolest magazine in the world and become the ultimate fashion influencers!

Bonnie Arnold WildBrain Cressida Cowell
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Bonnie Arnold Inks Overall Deal with WildBrain to Spearhead Multiple Projects

WildBrain, a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, has signed an overall “first look” deal with acclaimed producer Bonnie Arnold (How to Train Your Dragon, Toy Story) in a move that builds on the company’s commitment to working with the industry’s best creative talent. Academy Award- and BAFTA-nominated Arnold will spearhead numerous episodic projects, TV specials and features for WildBrain. Initial projects include Which Way to Anywhere, the latest novel from Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series, as well as Cowell’s beloved Emily Brown picture books. WildBrain has exclusively optioned both properties from Cowell.

Godzilla Crunchyroll
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The Unstoppable Godzilla Re-Emerges to Raid the Crunchyroll Loves Streetwear Collection on Godzilla Day

“Long live the King!” Godzilla has returned for a third collaboration with Crunchyroll Loves, the in-house streetwear label from global anime brand Crunchyroll. Launched in celebration of Toho’s Godzilla Day, this monster-sized collection in honor of the Heisei Era of Godzilla films is available for pre-order exclusively on the Crunchyroll Store until November 17th. Crunchyroll Loves x Godzilla III is an eight-piece, clothing all-out attack featuring iconic Godzilla scenes and adversaries, including Biollante, Destroyah, Mothra, Little Godzilla, MechaGodzilla, SpaceGodzilla, and of course, the King of the Monsters themself, all paired across vibrant colorways.