Turner Asia Pacific appointed Eric Lee to lead its growing location-based entertainment (LBE) business for the region. Effective immediately, Lee is tasked with identifying opportunities to develop consumer-facing experiences, such as waterparks, theme parks, branded retail, and entertainment spaces using Cartoon Network’s global kids’ intellectual properties (IP), including The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Adventure Time, We Bare Bears, and other youth-focused brands. [Read more...]
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.
Sony Pictures Animation is set to launch a slate of five theatrical features, three TV series, and one direct-to-video film through 2018.
Theatrical features include Smurfs: The Lost Village, Emojimovie: Express Yourself, The Star, Hotel Transylvania 3, Spider-Man, and Ghostbusters. Animated series includeGhostbusters: Ecto Force, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs; and Direct-to-Video includes Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania.
Super Hero High will premiere on Boomerang March 19, featuring the lineup of female superheroes from DC Super Hero Girls, the new comic universe from Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and Mattel. In addition to the hour-long special, exclusive shorts inspired are also now available to view on the Cartoon Network video app. [Read more...]
Funko and Just Toys International will debut their product lines at retail this holiday season. Funko will launch a series of four pop and vinyl figures based on Steven and Amethyst, Pearl, and Garnet, characters from the series. Just Toys International will add a selection of blind bag novelty products, including dog tags, fun packs, mini, and 3-D backpack hangers. [Read more...]
Based on the new animated series, Playmates Toys will create a full range collectibles, figures, play sets, role-play items, and more to launch at retail in fall 2017. The re-imagined Ben 10 series will center upon Ben Tennyson, an energetic, fun loving, 10-year-old who can transform into 10 different alien heroes.
Spin Master Ltd. will serve as the global master toy partner for Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls, anchoring the licensing program for the global franchise launch in 2016. Spin Master will have rights to create a full line of products based on the brand, including plush; figures; play sets; dolls; role-play items; and select electronic, activity, remote-control toys, and novelty and impulse items. The product line will begin its global retail rollout in the fall of 2016. [Read more...]