Hasbro, Incorporated, a global branded entertainment leader, unveils the first publishing lineup from Learn with Peppa – a major new worldwide brand extension that builds on Peppa Pig’s natural alignment with learning and brings the power and fun of Peppa Pig to early years development. With help from early years specialists, the Learn with Peppa program’s learning framework includes seven categories that cover a broad mix of topics to help little ones understand the world around them: My Body, Creativity, Maths, English, Emotions, Our World and Community.
Moonbug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Candle Media, continues to expand the Blippi franchise with the addition of Juca, the second Blippi Buddy to be added to the franchise. Building on the success of Meekah, Blippi’s first buddy, Juca is a live-action show set in Brazil, which is currently the largest market for the franchise outside of the U.S. Juca will launch with a distribution deal with Warner Brothers Discovery in Brazil as well as globally on YouTube on January 9th. Blippi, himself, is also taking kids on international field trips this year with episodes filmed in Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico and the UAE. Blippi first visited international markets in 2022 with episodes filmed in the UK and a sold-out show in London.
In February 2022, Douglas added an adorably sweet, Soft Doll collection to their plush line-up. February 2023 will see three new darlings join the family. All of Douglas’ Soft Dolls have precious embroidered facial features, sewn on, quality-made clothing and are completely machine washable.
Building on the ongoing success of Shashibo as the industry’s #1 creative fidget toy, Fun in Motion Toys has now introduced its Wild Series, with four new cubes featuring our planet’s unique environments: Arctic, Forest, Jungle and Savanna. Nature’s secrets can be puzzling, so what better way explore them than collecting and connecting all of them with Shashibo Wild?
The Insights Family, the global leader in kids, teens, parents, and family market intelligence, launches their annual Future Forecast 2023 report (get.theinsightsfamily.com/futureforecast), which predicts twelve key trends in the kids, teens, parents, and family universe to watch out for next year. This is the fifth year of our coveted Future Forecast 2023 report and is proving to be a highly anticipated and critical tool for the industries we work with to strategically plan for the year ahead. The report has previously predicted the rise of Direct to Consumer (2017), Generation Speak (2018), Co-Creation (2020) and last year predicted the furthering of flexible working.
Make It Real (MIR), a leader in innovative and inspiring tween crafts and activities, shares the launch of the brand new Friendship Bracelet Maker. This item is the latest in the Make It Real roster of award-winning products that include the Color Fusion Nail Polish Maker, Sticker Chic: Rainbow Chic, and the 5 in 1 Activity Tower. The Friendship Bracelet Maker marks the first of its kind and offers tweens the opportunity to create complex bracelets with an easy-to-follow guide. Create and store quality bracelets by mastering four knots and following the color-coded pattern on the roll. Designs that were once too time-consuming, complex, and out of reach are now attainable for the casual bracelet maker.
WildBrain CPLG, a world-leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agency, is to handle worldwide rights of Playmobil as the master licensee for the renowned IP. The partnership spans across both the core and franchise Playmobil brands from the Horst Brandstätter Group, including Wiltopia, Novelmore, Adventures of Ayuma, and more. Starting from April 1, 2023, WildBrain CPLG will expand the Playmobil brand into new categories across merchandise, publishing, location-based experiences and promotions.
Play-Doh, the trusted #1 brand in arts and crafts, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Consumer Products announce their partnership to create the ultimate and iconic Slime for kids and adults. Have the slime of your life with the satisfying sensory experiences of the 2023 product line up including a variety of slime textures, big volume, and customizing kits. Products will be available on January 1, 2023, at most major retailers with prices ranging from $5.99 – $24.99 USD, with the line-up expected to launch in the US, Canada, and Latin America.
Chefclub, Europe’s leading food-themed content studio is delighted to announce five new toy distribution partners in the form of White Knight Toys (USA), Autruche (Canada), Hutter Trade (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), JPM Toys (Benelux), and CMC (the Middle East). The companies will be the exclusive domestic agents for Chefclub’s unique line of kids cooking utensils entirely designed to give children independence in the kitchen.