Sweet Suite 2016

Cartoon Network Offers Exclusive Shopping Opportunities at San Diego Comic-Con

7b6658ff-5755-41dc-a869-86d3db4eeb73Cartoon Network and Adult Swim introduced exclusive products, giveaways, and signings at San Diego Comic-Con. Cartoon Network Enterprises unveiled a roster spanning comic books, clothing, and toys.

The list of partner exclusives and limited first-runs includes Boom! Studios, Funko, IDW, Insight Editions, J!nx, Kidrobot, Mondo Tees, Oni Press, Penguin, PhatMojo, Spin Master, Titan Merchandise, WeLoveFine, and Zag Toys.  [Read more...]

Digital Domain, DreamWorks Animation Partner to Bring Iconic Characters to Virtual Reality

Digital Domain Holdings Ltd., parent company of Visual Effects house Digital Domain, has struck a deal with DreamWorks Animation to produce virtual reality content and experiences for characters, including Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.

As part of its global strategy for the U.S., China, and beyond, Digital Domain also recently purchased Immersive Media Ventures, specializing in 360-degree video capture and streaming, and the partner in the IM360 joint venture, as well as the Hong Kong production facility, PO.

ChizComm Appointed as Strategic Consultants for Augmented Reality Experience Launch

chizcomm_logo_finalChizComm Ltd. was brought on as a strategic consultant for Digital Howard Inc. as the company launches its original interactive app-based sci-fi gaming experience, Terracosm, in science centers across North America. [Read more...]

Moose Toys Makes SDCC Debut with Exclusive Shoppie Doll

SDCCShoppiesMoose Toys will make its first-ever appearance at Comic-Con International in San Diego (SDCC) with the debut of Jessicake Limited Edition Golden Cupcake, the rarest doll to join the Shoppies line. The SDCC exclusive Shoppie doll is limited to 2,000 unites worldwide, each individually numbered, and will be sold exclusively at the convention. [Read more...]

Just Play Signs on as Master Toy Partner for Floogals in the U.S. and Canada

FloogalsJust Play was named the master toy partner for Floogals, Zodiac Kids Studios’ animation series for the U.S. and Canada. Brand Activation Consulting helped secure the deal, as the consumer products agents for Floogals in the U.S. The 52 x 11-minute series launched on Sprout earlier this year.  [Read more...]

Turner Asia Pacific Seals Partnership with Globe Telecom to Launch Cartoon Network on Mobile

Turner Asia Pacific and Globe Telecom will launch two upgraded Cartoon Network apps, which will soon be available to Globe customers.

An authenticated version of the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app unlocks its full functionality, including a live stream of the channel and additional video-on-demand (VOD) content. Cartoon Network Anything will also be bundled, showcasing the network’s best short-form content on mobile devices.

Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio

Hasbro acquired Boulder Media, an Irish animation company based in Dublin. Boulder has produced a variety of award-winning series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney, and BBC. As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Boulder will continue to product animated series on behalf of third-party clients, in addition to producing animation projects for Hasbro’s brands.

Mattel Named New Master Toy Licensee for Jurassic World

Image converted using ifftoanyNBCUniversal Brand Development named Mattel as the worldwide master toy licensee for Jurassic World beginning July 2017. Under the terms of the deal, Mattel will design, produce, and bring to market a variety of toys and consumer products inspired by the franchise and its multiple feature films, including the next film set to release in 2018.  [Read more...]

Spin Master Gets Guinness World Records Title

20160712_C5843_PHOTO_EN_733130Spin Master set a Guinness World Record for Most People Drawing on an Etch A Sketch Globally at the Same Time. The record attempt spanned nations and time zones, with participants in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. All of the participants collectively sketched a set of stairs.  [Read more...]

Barbie, She Should Run Team Up For President and Vice President Dolls

Barbie women ticketMattel introduces President and Vice President Barbie dolls and teamed up with She Should Run, a non-partisan organization dedicated to expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders, to help motivate more women and girls to explore leadership opportunities. The pair are working together to highlight female leaders, offer products that enable leadership storytelling, and get parents talking to their kids about being a leader.  [Read more...]