Author: Stephanie Grassullo

Zoobe Message Entertainment, Peanuts Worldwide Partner for Peanuts App

Zoobe Message Entertainment partnered with Peanuts Worldwide to launch the new Peanuts StoryGIF app for iOS and Android devices. The app was released last month and features text-ready animations that feature Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus, and more characters from the brand. Fans can choose from more than 100 images to create customizable, short movie...

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The ZhuZhus Returns with New Episodes Next Year

Next month, The ZhuZhus returns with new episodes that feature Frankie, Pipsqueak, Num Nums, Chunk, and Mr. Squiggles. A new episode will premiere on the Disney Channel every Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. January 7 to 29. The ZhuZhus is produced by Nelvana and inspired by the Zhu Zhu Pets toy craze of...

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Thomas & Friends New Series and Special to Launch Exclusively on Discovery Kids Latin America

The Thomas & Friends special The Great Race will premiere exclusively on Discovery Kids Latin America, as well as the latest series 20 of Thomas & Friends, throughout the month of December on its different feeds. The 60-minute-movie The Great Race is the 11th feature film for the brand. It had its theatrical premiere in Mexico City last October, across 30 cinemas nationwide. In the film, Thomas meets new trains from all over the world including trains from India, Belgiums, China, Russia, France, Italy, Australia, and Latin...

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Nelvana Extends Shopkins Brand with New Marketing and Licensing Partners

Nelvana Enterprises has a full “menu” of new programs for the Shopkins brand. There will be a QSR (quick service restaurant) campaign with McDonald’s restaurants in France and Monaco. Additionally, Nelvana named Megalicense International as sub-agent for Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ukraine, and the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Nelvana will kick off a McDonald’s Happy Meals promotion this fall in France that features a special Shopkins premium. In addition, Nelvana has named a wide range of new licensees to the Shopkins consumer products program, including Bonbon Buddies in France, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia; Corsair Toiletries Ltd. in France, French-speaking Belgium, and French-speaking Switzerland; Ravensburger in France, Italy and Spain; Sahinler SAS in France and Monaco; The Cookie Company BV in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg; Trudeau, which is offered throughout Europe. There is also more brand expansion is in store via Megalicense in Russia, Ukraine and the...

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LEGO Dimensions Adds New Battle Arenas and Story Packs

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released six new LEGO Dimensions expansion packs based on the franchises: Ghostbusters, Adventure Time, Mission Impossible, Harry Potter, and The A-Team. The new packs introduce Battle Arenas and Story Packs, which provide a movie-based gameplay experience with a LEGO brick-building experience. The Battle Arenas offer split-screen gameplay for up to four players. The LEGO minifigures included in expansion packs come with golden Toy Tags, which unlock a Battle Arena within the free play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand. For a limited time, LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs for Sony PlayStation4 will include an exclusive, bonus DC Comics Supergirl LEGO...

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