Nickelodeon and Spin Master Entertainment are doubling down on global preschool powerhouse PAW Patrol in its 10th anniversary year with season renewals of the top-rated series and its hit spinoff Rubble & Crew. The award-winning animated series PAW Patrol has been greenlit for an 11th season (26 half-hour episodes), while Rubble & Crew has been renewed for season two (26 half-hour episodes). This news comes just ahead of the first-ever PAW Patrol and Rubble & Crew TV crossover event on Monday, July 31, as brand-new episodes of both series premiere back-to-back beginning at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Make It Real (MIR), a leading lifestyle brand for tweens and teens specializing in DIY, beauty, and fashion, introduces its latest groundbreaking innovation, the Mini Pottery Studio. The Mini Pottery Studio opens the doors to endless pottery creativity without the need for studio classes or the hassle of messy cleanup. Core to the product innovation is its ability to transcend the limitations of traditional pottery. The Mini Pottery Studio’s revolutionary mess-free dome and templates offers guided support and empowers users to achieve impressive results from the start. With the innovative patent pending centering tool, centering clay has never been so easy.. The team behind this latest product has recently been nominated for Toy Designer of the Year and R&D Team of the Year at Mojo Nation’s Play Creator Awards.
Warner Bros Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP) and DC invite everyone into the world of comic book fan-favorite, Blue Beetle, with a new merchandise collection inspired by the upcoming action adventure from Warner Bros Pictures. Fans will be able to make their own symbiotic connection with a wide range of “Blue Beetle” products from global partners like Funko, Spin Master, McFarlane Toys, and more. “Blue Beetle” zooms into North American theaters August 18.
License Global has reveals its highly anticipated annual study, The Top Global Licensors report. This year’s report totaled $273.4 billion in retail sales of licensed consumer products in 2022, with over 40 brands in the report seeing collective growth of more than $26 billion. The annual Top Global Licensors report collects global retail sales of licensed consumer products and experiences from the biggest global brands spanning sectors such as entertainment, sports, gaming, toys, corporate brands, fashion and apparel, among several other categories.
Global edutech and multimedia company In KidZ is making change through play by launching newly-designed activity kits that expose children to the sites and uniqueness of an entirely new culture, one box at a time. In KidZ has introduced bold and vibrant newly-designed learning kits representing Australia, Black America, Dia de los Muertos, Guatemala, Italy, and France. The learning kits are filled with interactive, family-friendly activities and games designed for children ages 3 and up. Tailored for any family’s budget and size, they are available in small kits for $29.99 and large kits for $49.99.
Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) proudly reveals the highly anticipated slate of finalists for the prestigious 2023 Wonder Women Awards. This esteemed recognition honors outstanding female executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers, whose exceptional accomplishments have made a profound impact on the toy, licensing and entertainment industries.
Mattel, Inc (NASDAQ: MAT) announced that Richard Dickson, President and Chief Operating Officer, will step down from his position with the Company effective August 3, 2023 to take the role of president and chief executive officer at another public company. Richard Dickson has been at Mattel for a collective 20 years.
Just Play, a leading global toy company, is announcing the addition of two key executives to the company’s business development team who will bolster growth across various categories. The recent hires at Just Play include Joel Berger as Senior Vice President (SVP) of New Business Development, and Jess Richardson as SVP of Global Licensing & Business Development. Geoffrey Greenberg, Just Play’s Co-President stated: “I am very excited to welcome Joel and Jess to our leadership team. They are both respected figures in the toy industry with years of experience which will amplify Just Play’s global growth. Jess is a dynamic and creative executive who will lead our global licensing partnerships and search for additional business opportunities. Joel will lead Just Play’s emerging channel and international product development efforts.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor, and licensor of children’s animated and live-action content, has announced the studio produced its second original short film entitled Jelly, created and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Robin Budd (Beetlejuice, Hotel Transylvania: The Series), and reveals ‘first look’ images. Featuring music from esteemed composer Daniel Lanois, Jelly is a 2D animated short film exploring the universal reality that life is too precious to be unhappy at work and encourages the pursuit of one’s true passion. The 13-minute film is set to have its world premiere at the 27th Edition of Fantasia International Film Festival this month, and has started to receive interest among renowned festivals internationally.