Author: Cynthia Ghazali

Activision Publishing Announces Two New Games

Skylanders Lost Islands and Skylanders Battlegrounds are two new games available from Activision Publishing, subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc. Skylanders Lost Islands is available as a physical starter pack at retail and as a standalone iOS App. Skylanders Lost Islands, developed by Vicarious Visions Mobile, is an innovative character and resource management game. Players can play with their Skylanders by going off on quests and adventures. Players can also help Mabu rebuild their homeland in the sky. Skylanders Battleground is available for download exclusively on the App Store. It features team-up game-play in which a player can control two Skylanders at the same time. The Starter Pack includes platinum treasure chest that automatically unlocks of in-game loot including a coin and XP multiplier, health potions, and bombs among other...

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Nick Jr. To Premiere “Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Tale”

On December 14, Nickelodeon will premiere a brand new primetime holiday special. A re-imagining of Beatrix Potter children’s book, Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Tale, will be told with humor. Peter Rabbit is produced in conjunction with Silvergate Media and animated by Brown Bag Films. Peter Rabbit and his friend Benjamin Bunny take over for Mr. Bouncer when he gets sick and can’t make the holiday supply delivery. The two friends embark on delivering gifts and supplies to the residents of Lake District by braving a blizzard and a sneaky fox, Mr. Tod. The adventure of Peter Rabbit will encourage pre-schoolers to learn problem-solving skills, self-efficacy, and resilience. Nick Jr. offers a sneak peak of the holiday special, Peter Rabbit coloring pages, stickers, and mazes. With “Presents from Peter,” users can go online everyday to unlock a new special gift from Peter Rabbit, such as holiday ornaments, holiday cards, activity packs, and...

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The Mother Company Launches Second Children’s Program

The Mother Company launches the latest episode in its children’s program, Ruby’s Studio:The Friendship Show. The new episode features the live-action host, Ruby, who leads viewers ages 2 to 7 on an adventure through animations, art projects, and music. Ruby’s Studio: The Friendship Show is part of an independent series for release on DVD and for download over the next two years. The show is geared towards helping kids resolve conflict and show empathy, kindness, and loyalty towards others. Upcoming episodes to be released next year include Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show and Ruby’s Studio: The Siblings Show. To purchase the DVD, visit...

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Hasbro To Donate Toys For Holiday Campaign

Hasbro and generationON have partnered for a holiday giving campaign. The third annual campaign, Be a Joy Maker, asks kids and teens to help children in need by completing an act of service. Through December 18, for each act of service completed and logged on the Be a Joy Maker website, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots, up to 100,000...

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MVP Group International Delivers Donations To Charities

Monkeez Makes a Difference, MVP International’s charitable program, has delivered its first round of donations to three charities: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Samaritan’s Purse, and Best Friends Animal Society received a total of $15,437.33. Developed by Chrysti Propes, the Monkeez Make a Difference program teaches children the importance of helping others through kid-friendly tools, such as the Genuine Monkeez and Friends plush characters, online games, and Do Good challenge trading cards. By purchasing one of more than 90 plush characters or one of five packs of the Do Good Card set, a donation of 10 percent of the wholesale price is made to one of the three charities the child chooses. For more information or to order, visit www.mwcbk.com or call (800)...

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