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Hasbro and Secret Location Lite-Brite Magic to Life with Lite-Brite: Worlds of Wonder, Opening June 5th

Hasbro, Inc (NASDAQ: HAS), a leading toy and game company, and Secret Location, a Toronto-based, Emmy Award-winning content studio, have partnered to launch Lite-Brite: Worlds of Wonder, an all-new, immersive show, at Illuminarium Las Vegas on June 5th. The 60-minute experience will combine the nostalgic delight of Lite-Brite with cutting-technology, designed to inspire child-like wonder, creativity and fun for kids and adults alike.

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Xilam Animation Dives into Greenlight for ‘Submarine Jim’

Academy Award-nominated French animation studio Xilam Animation has greenlit its brand-new adventure comedy Submarine Jim, following the signing of its first pre-sales for the series with European broadcasters France Télévisions (France) and Super RTL (Germany). Xilam Animation is now commencing production on the 52 x 11’ 2D animation, which targets kids aged 6-9 years old and is set to be delivered by Q2 2026.

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Sesame Workshop Expands Emotional Well-Being Resource Offerings During Mental Health Awareness Month

Sesame Workshop, the global impact nonprofit behind Sesame Street, announced the latest expansion of their multi-year commitment to the emotional well-being of young children, building on a long history of support in this critical area. New resources launched on sesame.org during Mental Health Awareness Month expand on existing emotional well-being resources for children and families, providing both everyday tools and strategies centered in helping children process what is happening around them when serious concerns arise.

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Sesame Workshop and Cut Media’s HiHo Kids Partner Up Again on Kids Meet YouTube Series

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit media and educational organization, and Cut Media’s HiHo Kids, the viral YouTube channel announced another partnership to create two new episodes of a fan-favorite HiHo series, Kids Meet. The popular series provides kids with the questioning power through one-on-one interviews with a variety of interesting people.

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Xilam Animation Assembles European Broadcasters for ‘Piggy Builders’

Academy Award-nominated French animation studio Xilam Animation has secured a wave of European public broadcast partners for its upcoming CG preschool proprietary series Piggy Builders, with France Télévisions(France), BBC (UK) and ZDF (Germany) on board as commissioning broadcasters. The 52 x 11’ series was first pitched by Xilam Animation at Cartoon Forum in 2021 and is now set to be delivered in Q3 2025 with Romain Villemaine as the director (Ricky Zoom, Maya the Bee, Valiant). The first episodes will be release at the upcoming MIPCOM (October 2024).

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Mattel to Bring Three Channels to Samsung TV Plus

Mattel, Inc has partnered with Samsung to deliver its first three 24/7 Free Ad Supported Streaming (FAST) channels on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free TV streaming service. The Barbie and Friends, Hot Wheels Action, and Mattel Jr. channels are set to go live later this year and will be free to access from Samsung Smart TVs, Galaxy Devices and on the Web at www.samsungtvplus.com. The three new channels from Mattel will feature content inspired by globally beloved brands such as American Girl, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox, classic Monster High, Thomas & Friends, and more.

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The Wiggles Release an EDM Techno Remix Album

Just when you thought you had The Wiggles pegged, they are reinventing their music for a whole new audience with the release of their first full-blown EDM album: The Wiggles Soundsystem: Rave of Innocence. The album features fourteen EDM remixes of Wiggles classics, including earworms such as ‘Hot Potato’, ‘Fruit Salad’, ‘Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga’, Big Red Car,’ alongside a reworking of the group’s new viral hit, Bouncing Balls. It’s a vibrant celebration of joy, silliness, and pure fun!

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Elf Labs Launches with Hundreds of Trademarked Iconic Fairytale Characters to Redefine Modern Storytelling and Entertainment

Elf Labs, a cutting-edge transmedia company, has launched to pioneer immersive storytelling and IP distribution. Combining dynamic storylines featuring iconic characters reimagined, state-of-the-art compression, and AI-powered production and distribution technology, Elf Labs is set to transform the media industry with high-growth franchises targeting all demographics—toddlers to teens and YA to adults. To support these efforts, Elf Labs has secured top-tier talent and strategic partners, including Dreamworks alumnus Mike De Seve, branding industry titan Bernt Ullmann, and leading global technology company Cosmic Wire.

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HBO Max / Max EMEA, Cartoonito EMEA, and Max LATAM on Board for More ‘Care Bears: Unlock the Magic’ Animation

Cloudco Entertainment, the owner of the Care Bears franchise, is thrilled to announce six brand-new animated specials titled Care Bears: Unlock the Magic. Scheduled to debut throughout 2024, these specials will premiere on Warner Bros. Discovery’s outlets across EMEA on both Cartoonito and HBO Max / Max, as well as on Max in Latin America. Adding to the 50 episodes previously launched to great acclaim globally, these six (6) all-new Care Bears: Unlock the Magic animated specials have already begun their American roll-out, with future US “drop dates” continuing into November. While individual EMEA country launch dates will vary, both Cartoonito and HBO Max / Max in the EMEA are planning to begin their roll outs this summer.