APC Kids TeamTO Jade Armor
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APC Kids and TeamTO Partner on Action-Comedy Series ‘Jade Armor’

Two French powerhouses, APC Kids, part of leading co-production and distribution group APC Studios, and leading content creator TeamTO, have joined forces on the new action-adventure comedy series Jade Armor. The partnership will see APC Kids distribute the series worldwide, excluding the Americas and China.

WildBrain Petronix Defenders
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WildBrain CPLG Powers Up Representation Deal for Petronix Defenders from Mediawan Kids and Family

WildBrain CPLG, one of the world’s leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agencies, has secured representation rights to Mediawan Kids & Family’s new superhero adventure series, Petronix Defenders (52 x 13’), in the U.S. and Canada. Under its dedicated North America office, WildBrain CPLG will build a cross-category consumer products program aimed at kids aged 4-8 years, with target categories including publishing, apparel and role-play accessories, alongside digital gaming and commercial tie-ins.

Castle Panic Mom's Choice Award
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Castle Panic Earns Mom’s Choice Award

The Mom’s Choice Awards has named Castle Panic as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.

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Happy “Renew” Year! Renewals Announced for Six Precious Moments Licensing Partners

Why should auld acquaintance be forgot when one can happily renew them instead? As a company which has been dedicated to helping people commemorate life’s special moments for almost a half century, Precious Moments, Inc is pleased to ring in the new year by announcing renewed licensing agreements with six key licensees.

Angry Birds PowerLocus Headphones
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Powerlocus and Rovio Partner to Release Angry Birds Headphones

PowerLocus, a fast-growing consumer technology brand, announced a partnership with Rovio to launch Angry Birds children’s headphones, in a deal facilitated by Angry Birds’ global licensing agency IMG. The high-quality, eye-catching headphones collection aims to make listening to music, watching videos, and remote learning more enjoyable for kids. The first collection of the Angry Birds PowerLocus P2 Kids headphones are made from premium materials and come in four color variations featuring the characters in fun prints.

Ray of Sunshine WildBrain
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WildBrain Inks Global Distribution Deal for Ray of Sunshine

WildBrain, a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, has signed worldwide distribution rights (excluding Ireland) for season one of the new preschool animated series Ray of Sunshine (26×7’). Produced by Dublin-based animation studio Daily Madness, the series is currently available for delivery and will be showcased by WildBrain at Kidscreen Summit in February.

Cocomelon Squishmallows
Moonbug Announces Global Launch of CoComelon Hugmees by Squishmallows

Moonbug Entertainment, a subsidiary of Candle Media, has announced the global launch of CoComelon HugMees, a new collection from the number one plush brand Squishmallows by Jazwares. Following a successful launch in the US, the collection will be shown at Nuremberg Toy Fair from February 1-5, 2023. The CoComelon HugMees by Squishmallows will be the latest addition to the squad of high-quality plush toys with ultrasoft materials. Featuring the beloved CoComelon characters wearing their pajama onesies, the collection includes fan-favorite JJ and his best friends Cody, Nico, Nina, Cece, and Bella.

YuMe Canspan
YuMe Designates Canspan as Agency of Record

International marketing agency Canspan BMG Inc announces a new partnership with award-winning toy company YuMe Toys.  Acting as Agency of Record, Canspan will draw on their extensive experience in the toy industry to provide strategic guidance, digital & social media management, PR & Influencer programs, including the exciting launch of YuMe’s Disney 100 surprise capsules which commemorates Disney’s most iconic and loved characters from its 100-year legacy, and the launch of their DZNR Transformers line.

Dino Ranch Live
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‘Dino Ranch Live’ Roars Into 60 North American Cities in March 2023

For the first time ever, Dino Ranch Live is hitting the road and will Dino-SOAR onto stages in more than 60 cities beginning March 24th. The fun-filled, family friendly and action-packed live show is based on the hit animated series seen on Disney Junior and follows the adventures of the Cassidy family and junior Ranchers Jon, Min, Miguel, their loveable dinos Blitz, Clover and Tango and the mischievous Tin Horn Trio. Dino Ranch Live kicks off in Riverside, California on March 24 before riding to Newark, Detroit, Chicago, Orlando and Long Beach among others around North America. The tour schedule, tickets and VIP packages can be found at www.dinoranchlive.com.