Author: Christina Edwards

Nickelodeon Gives Greenlight for The Legend of Korra Series

Nickelodeon has given the go-ahead to develop The Legend of Korra, a new series from the creators of the television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The series, which will continue the Avatar animated franchise, will premiere on Nickelodeon in 2011. The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and follows the adventures of Korra, a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air. The new series will be produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., and is co-executive produced by Joaquim Dos...

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Max and Ruby Gets Theatrical Adaptation

Koba Entertainment has added Max and Ruby: Bunny Party, a musical adaptation of  Nickelodeon’s Max and Ruby series, to its family of touring theatrical productions. The 90-minute theatrical event is currently in production and is backed by a creative team that includes Max and Ruby book series creator Rosemary Wells as the script consultant and Norman Foote as the music and lyrics writer. The show will be directed and conceived by Patti Caplette. The theatrical tour will begin in western Canada this fall and will continue throughout Canada and the United States into 2011. Koba Entertainment will hold exclusive theatrical rights for Max and Ruby in North...

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Stan Lee Announces New Comic Book Label

A Squared (A2) Entertainment, Archie Comics. and Stan Lee (founder, chairman, and chief creative officer of POW! Entertainment) announced at Comic-Con a new comic book label, Stan Lee Comics. Stan Lee Comics, based on new and original creations from Lee, will be published across both print and digital formats. Stan Lee Comics will also produce related animated and live action entertainment, including webisodes and games. The new creations by Lee will be licensed and merchandised globally, in categories such as toys, video games, publishing, and apparel. This year, Stan Lee Comics introduces three new superhero franchises including the world’s first reality comic book. Stan Lee makes his debut as a featured character in Stan Lee and the Super Seven when he befriends seven aliens who find themselves stranded after their spaceship crashes. The second franchise, Airwalker, was teased in last week’s episode of Entourage, which airs on HBO. The third franchise of Stan Lee Comics will be announced in October. A2 will manage animated and live programming, as well as global licensing and merchandising. Archie Comics will be responsible for the publication of the comics, in both print and digital formats. Lee will be involved with all of the creations for Stan Lee...

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Discovery Bay to Launch Oxford Game Collection at Barnes & Noble

Stone America Licensing has announced the launch of Discovery Bay Games’ Oxford Game Collection at Barnes & Noble for spring 2011. The line will showcase the history of the University of Oxford in traditional games, including chess and checkers sets with gargoyle components, traditional cribbage, liar’s dice, dominoes, card sets, an authentic trivia game, and both jigsaw and pop-out puzzles. Following the launch at Barnes & Noble, the products will be available at other retailers, including Borders, K-Mart, Nordstrom, Toys “R” Us, and specialty toy retailers. Additionally, they will be available online at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Target.com, and...

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