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Nelvana and CloudCo Entertainment Announce the Launch of ‘True North Bear’

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor, and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, and Cloudco Entertainment, owner of the Care Bears entertainment brand, announce a brand new True North Bear exclusively available in Canada at Walmart and Toys “R” Us. Fans of the beloved franchise can also get excited for more Care Bears collaborations with Peace Collective, Ardene and Kernels Popcorn coming this year. It’s going to be one hot Care Bears summer!

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The Noble Collection Expands Product Offerings with Warner Bros

The Noble Collection, a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of premium collectibles and Toyllectibles, and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products have announced the expansion of their high-quality collectibles assortment based on Warner Bros. Discovery’s library, including Wizarding World, DC, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, Game of Thrones and more. The collectibles company will offer fans all-new Wizarding World prop replica wands, unique Wizarding World collector plush based on the iconic Patronus charm, exciting new DC collectibles and more. Additionally, The Noble Collection will also bring back items, including reimagined Harry Potter prop replica glasses, and several other highly requested fan and collector products.

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JAKKS Pacific Reveals Brand New Line of Sonic Prime Action Figures, Playsets and Plush

JAKKS Pacific, Incorporated is excited to reveal its first line for Sonic Prime. The critically acclaimed new series on Netflix, co-produced by WildBrain and SEGA, has announced a new season to air July 13, with the officially licensed Sonic Prime line hitting shelves in July. In Sonic Prime, the action-packed adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog go into overdrive when a run-in with Dr. Eggman results in a literal universe-shattering event. Desperate to piece his prime reality back together and save his old friends, Sonic races through the Shatterverse, discovering strange worlds and enlisting new friends in an epic adventure of a lifetime!

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Omens Studios Expands Leo the Wildlife Ranger Offering

Award-winning animation company Omens Studios has further expanded the Leo the Wildlife Ranger universe, launching brand-new VR and “It’s Hero Time!” series of shorts on YouTube this month. Based on the multi award-winning original Leo the Wildlife Ranger television series, the one-minute series of kid-safe VR experiences will be released bi-weekly, with the first two episodes already available on the Leo the Wildlife Ranger YouTube channel. Rendered in 4K and viewable using VR headsets, including Oculus Quest and Apple’s upcoming VR headsets, and any VR-supported devices, the series will take audiences on animated adventures from underwater in the Amazon River to watching a blue whale breaching in front of your eyes and a silver back gorilla enjoying its lunch.

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Jazwares Named Master Toy Licensee for Sanrio Global Sensation Hello Kitty and Friends in NA

Jazwares, a leading global toy company, announced that it has entered into a multiyear North America master toy licensing agreement with Sanrio to create a toy line inspired by Hello Kitty and Friends. One of the world’s most famous icons, Hello Kitty debuted nearly 50 years ago and remains a pop culture mainstay beloved by fans across generations. Capturing the brand’s core values of friendship, kindness, and inclusivity, Jazwares’ Hello Kitty and Friends toy line will embrace Sanrio’s signature kawaii style and the playful, colorful nature in a wide range of toy products across multiple categories. This agreement also includes Netflix sensations Aggretsuko and Gudetama brands as well as hundreds of beloved Sanrio characters.

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ZAG Heroez ‘Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie’ to Launch on Netflix on July 28, 2023

ZAG’s Miraculous Ladybug makes her feature film debut in the enchanting animated musical tale Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie — a superhero blockbuster for the whole family which will launch on Netflix on July 28, 2023 and in select countries theatrically. In addition to the U.S. release on July 28, SND will release the movie in France on July 5th and Studio Canal will release it on July 6th in Germany. Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, The Movie will also be released theatrically in China, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland & the Eastern Europe region, Russia, Greece, Turkey, and Israël.