KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, announced today that Sam’s Club and King’s Hawaiian are the official sponsors of the KIDZ BOP LIVE 2022 Tour. The pop concert for kids (and their parents!) kicked off July 19, and will play 29 shows across the U.S. this summer, performing at iconic amphitheaters including Jones Beach Theater, The Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with additional stops in Atlanta, Dallas, and more.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s (MGM), a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms, continues to expand and evolve the licensing strategy for its roster of iconic entertainment properties. At Brand Licensing Europe 2022 (BLE), MGM is set to unveil exciting plans and initiatives, along with special sneak peaks for Pink Panther, Wednesday, Killer Klowns, Vikings: Valhalla and more.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, which has been a leading global children’s entertainment company since 1993, is focused on promoting literacy, education, self-confidence, and the wonderful possibilities of a child’s imagination through the works of Dr. Seuss. The creative, whimsical world of Dr. Seuss and its characters have inspired generations of readers and continues to be a true pop culture and entertainment phenomenon, with major successes both on the page and on the screen. For Brand Licensing Europe (BLE,) Dr. Seuss Enterprises will be represented on the WildBrain CPLG stand B161.
The Toy Association held a Summer Party for toy industry figures and influencers alike, and attendance was packed! Please enjoy some snapshots and highlights of the evening:
At the high-profile Kidscreen Awards ceremony, hosted by actor/comedian Grey Griffin and exclusively sponsored by the Canada Media Fund, the year’s best work in children’s television and digital media was announced and celebrated by the global kids entertainment community.
Now entering its 15th year, the TAGIE Awards, presented by People of Play (POP), will once again honor the best and brightest innovators, designers, retailers, suppliers and marketers in the toy and game industry in 2022. Each year, the TAGIEs bring together the many communities that make up the larger industry of play, including professionals and fans from all over the world. The TAGIEs are part of POP Week. Last year over 30,000 people from 115 countries participated in POP Week and much of the POP Week content continues to live online. This important recognition, useful education, honoring contributions, and spirit of community is the very heart of POP.
Heading into its 14th year of celebrating excellence in children’s television and digital entertainment, Kidscreen Awards 2023 is officially open for entries. New this year is a Best Podcast Award, which is open to series, both scripted and unscripted. Podcast entries will be evaluated by a select group of industry execs based on quality of writing, directing, sound production, music and voice and talent.
The Children’s Media Conference (CMC), now in its 19th year, will see its creative keynote delivered by award-winning performance poet, playwright and children’s author Joseph Coelho, who has been crowned the Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2022 – 2024. CMC runs in-person and online this week from 5-7 July and is themed ‘What Next 2.2’.
The Baby Independent Innovation Awards, an independent recognition platform highlighting the most innovative companies, services, and products in the highly competitive baby care industry, has announced the winners of their 2022 Awards Program. These outstanding innovators and leaders within the global baby care market drive innovation and exemplify the best in the baby care industry around the world.