Gamefam, the leading metaverse game developer and strategist, and Spin Master, a leading global children’s entertainment company, and Monster Jam has unveiled their second in-game integration within Gamefam’s ever-popular Car Dealership Tycoon. Back by popular demand, this new in-game integration follows up last year’s Car Dealership Tycoon Monster Jam experience which resulted in 124MM total global engagements and 6.6MM monster trucks unlocked.
Hasbro, Inc, a leading toy and game company, announces that it has renewed its long-standing partnership with TOMY Company, T-Licensing Inc and ADK Emotions NY to launch Beyblade X, the next generation of Beyblade products. Following a July debut in Japan, these much-anticipated Generation 4 products will expand the global launch in Fall 2024, coinciding with the brand’s 25th anniversary.
Cloudco Entertainment, the proud owner of the iconic Care Bears property, and Aquifer, an innovative instant animation technology for brands and IPs, are excited to announce their partnership to launch Care Bears Shoutouts, a heartwarming initiative that offers personalized animated video shorts featuring fan-favorite Care Bears characters. Families and friends will have the opportunity to order personalized video messages from Cheer Bear, Wish Bear, Grumpy Bear, and Tenderheart Bear to celebrate birthdays, milestones, friendships, and other special moments. The product will initially be available on the Care Bears Shoutouts website, and are expanding to major e-commerce platforms later in the year.
Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, and Toikido, a London based entertainment company at the cutting edge of digital design and toys, unleash six new Piñata Smashlings shorts on Nelvana’s ‘Keep it Weird’ YouTube channel which are featured on YouTube Kids home page. Produced by Nelvana, and based on the popular Roblox game, the original shorts immerse kids into the enchanting Piñataverse world ahead of the highly anticipated series in development that was announced earlier this year.
Drumroll please! Prepare to be enchanted, as Tutu Du Monde launches its first-ever collaboration with DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster musical franchise: Trolls. The Tutu Du Monde X Trolls Band Together collection transports fans to a vibrant world of pure happiness and heartwarming hilarity. This collaboration is a match made in dreamland, where the magic of fashion meets the musical stylings of the Trolls universe, capturing the essence of the Trolls’ glimmeringly effervescent spirit, and infusing it with Tutu Du Monde’s trademark edgy style.
Award-winning animation company Omens Studios has secured new international sales for its award-winning 3D animated adventure series Leo the Wildlife Ranger. Additionally, the company is expanding its popular gaming app for the property, with the launch of new modules. AMC International Networks has acquired season one of Leo the Wildlife Ranger for the Middle East and Africa, and season two will be available across Europe (including Poland). Further new deals for the series include: TRT taking season one and two in Turkey, FairFax County Schools Districts taking season two for the US, alongside Common Sense Media renewing its existing deal for season one.
The Canadian Toy Association (CTA) is pleased to announce the 2023 inductees into the Canadian Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Jon Levy, Founder of Mastermind, Paule Rancourt, Managing Director of KID Toy and Kelly Woon, Vice President of North America Sales of Funrise, will be showcased and awarded for their contributions to the industry on November 16, 2023, at the Hall of Fame Gala Reception and Dinner at the Mississauga Convention Center.
Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, has secured multiple global distribution deals for the 3D animated preschool series Builder Brothers Dream Factory (40x11min), including with ITV for the new streaming platform ITVX in the UK. Co-produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and Scott Brothers Entertainment, the recent slate of sales for the series reaffirms Nelvana’s position as a world leader in distribution and entertainment.
Zoonicorn master toy licensee United Smile has forged a strategic alliance with fellow licensee Jay@Play, whereby Jay@Play will serve as its exclusive Zoonicorn distributor for the US market. United Smile will leverage Jay@Plays’s extensive retail relationships and market position as it rolls out a range of branded Zoonicorn products beginning in 2024, including playsets, mini- playsets, figurines, plush and animated plush.