Environmentally conscious, woman owned, and mother run toys and goods company eeBoo understands that back-to-school preparation can never happen too soon. For 2023, eeBoo has curated a host of helpful and educational products for different age groups to make this school year a happy and healthy one.
Zoonicorn, the multi-platform animated preschool brand from Zoonicorn LLC and Toonz Entertainment, continues to expand its worldwide footprint as it heads into Licensing Expo 2023 with new platforms in territories across the globe. Now in production at Toonz for its second season of original episodes, Zoonicorn has been picked up for Spanish language viewers by Latin American children’s YouTube channel El Reino Infantil, Mexican national network TV Azteca and Latin American channels Clan International and La TeleTuya. New streaming services include China’s Huashi TV, Hong Kong’s HK TV, Malaysia’s Astro, Czech Republic’s IFC Media and US based streaming services Pluto TV and Happy Kids TV.
The fascination with faeries will be coming to the board game community as University Games (under its Forbidden Games brand) launches its new Faeries & Magical Creatures board game on Kickstarter starting June 13th. According to University Games, the fast-funding initiative will accelerate the production of the game and, if it all goes as well as previous campaigns, the company will have an international release of Faeries & Magical Creatures in selected countries for Fall of 2023. Designed by the inventor of Raccoon Tycoon, Mosaic, Railroad Rivals, and Age of Empires, and featuring the lush oil paintings of renowned artist Annie Stegg Gerard, Faeries & Magical Creatures has the pieces in place for a beautiful, spellbinding and challengingly fun new game.
Next time the gang comes over to play a game, challenge them to communicate only by animating a string! That’s the hilarious premise for Stringamajig from Fireside Games. This device-free game is recommended for players ages 13 and beyond where players must talk or, better yet, shout as they guess what is being communicated wordlessly! Artistic ability is not required but knowing your players and how they think, abstractly, might be your secret weapon. You’ll get 60 seconds to use a loop of string to draw a shape, move it around, and interact with it to try and get the other players to guess your word. You’re trying to get them to guess as many words as you can in those 60 seconds. Each game box includes 1 loop of string, 140-word cards, 4 blank cards, a scorepad, a pencil, a 60-second sand timer and of course, a sheet of game rules.
Ahead of Licensing Expo 2023, Cartoon Saloon Brand Development, a division of Five-time Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon, announces a slate of new licensing partners for its leading brands, Puffin Rock, The Irish Folklore Trilogy, and My Father’s Dragon. Based on the International Emmy Award-nominated TV series, Puffin Rock, the new Irish animated theatrical feature, Puffin Rock and The New Friends, will premiere in Ireland this summer and rollout in select territories around the world later this year. An action-packed story that celebrates the puffin’s magnificent natural environment, the movie features character favorites from the animated series–Oona, Baba, May, and Mossy–as they team up with new island arrivals Isabelle, Phoenix, and Marvin to crack the mysterious disappearance of the last Little Egg of the season and bring it home safely before a looming storm hits.
WildBrain CPLG, a world-leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agency, and SEGA of America, Inc (“SEGA”), are rapidly clocking up global licensing partnerships for the smash-hit Netflix series, Sonic Prime, building on the ever-growing fandom of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise—one of today’s most popular entertainment properties and a perennial fan-favorite in every market.
Bulldog Licensing, one of the licensing industry’s leading agencies, has announced major wins in licensing, broadcasting and at retail for Moose Toys’ Magic Mixies. New product launches and continuing success for both product sales and the new-to-Netflix kids’ show are boosting an already phenomenally successful brand, which continues to grow within and beyond the toy category – with more licensing extensions signed or on the way.
schleich makes the iconic animal characters and playsets that let kids’ imaginations run wild. This summer, the brand is asking children around the world to help their summer fun soar to new heights by including their schleich dinosaurs, llamacorns, horses, ice monsters and more in the ultimate summer PLAYcation! Whether you are flying to the moon, turning the backyard into a magical fortress or becoming a mermaid in the sea, let your favorite schleich toys up the ante on fun, adventure, and storytelling. Five lucky families that share their adventures will win every single new product schleich releases in 2023!* Don’t have a schleich toy? The first 50 people to visit any of schleich’s 55 North America flagship stores and say, “I’m on PLAYcation,” will receive a free schleich toy!
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Cosm, a leading immersive technology, media, and entertainment company, have announced a partnership to deliver a completely new way to experience Cirque du Soleil. Under the partnership, Cosm will produce and present an iconic Cirque du Soleil show at its forthcoming venues, the first of which will open in Los Angeles in spring 2024 and showcase a 26.6-meter diameter LED dome in a 65,000 total square feet facility.