WBIE to Release Five Lego Dimensions Expansion Packs

LegoDimensions_PPGExpansionWarner Bros Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) is set to release five new expansion packs for Lego Dimensions, available Sept. 12. The Team and Fun Packs are based on Cartoon Network’s animated series Teen Tians Go! and The Powerpuff Girls, and fans can also purchase the Beetlejuice Fun Pack.

Players who purchase either of the Teen Titans Go! expansion packs can access an exclusive animated episode, which includes how the heroes came across the Lego Dimensions multiverse. The Teen Titans Go! Team Pack includes Lego minifigures of Raven and Beast Boy and the 3-in-1 T-Car, which can be rebuilt into the Forklift and T-Plane.

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3Doodler to Introduce Themed and Licensed Kits

3Doodlerlogo3Doodler‘s line for 2017 will include themed kits for kids, including licenses with Cartoon Network, CBS Consumer Products, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. [Read more...]

Funko Named Master Toy Licensee for Adult Swim Series Rick and Morty

RickandMortyCNCartoon Network Enterprises named Funko the master toy partner for Adult Swim brand Rick and Morty. The new range of products will be available at select mass retailers nationwide.

The first products to be introduced in the collection include Galactic Plushies, Mystery Minis, and Pocket Pop! key chains. Funko will also expand its Rick and Morty vinyl figure collection with the addition of seven new, highly detailed figures. The company will also debut the first fully posable, articulated action figure line for Rick and Morty. Each character within the assortment includes a unique bonus piece. Additional products, including role-play toys, novelty housewares and home décor, apparel, and accessories, will also roll out later this year. [Read more...]

Turner Appoints LBE Director for Asia Pacific

EricLeeTurner 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 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.

Sony Pictures Animation Launches Animated Series, Films Through 2018

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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 VillageEmojimovie: Express YourselfThe StarHotel Transylvania 3Spider-Man, and Ghostbusters. Animated series includeGhostbusters: Ecto ForceCloudy With a Chance of Meatballs; and Direct-to-Video includes Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania.

Cartoon Network To Launch Adventure Time Lego Set

Cartoon Network’s series Adventure Time will be available in Lego form early next year. Adventure Time fans can look forward to owning their very own Lego set from concepts generated by the fan-fueled Lego Ideas crowdsourcing platform. [Read more...]

DC Super Hero Girls Make Debut During March 19 Special

2016-02-DC-Super-Hero-Girls-1Super 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...]

Hasbro’s Transformers: Robots in Disguise Returns to Cartoon Network for Season 2

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The kids television series Transformers: Robots in Disguise will return in Q1 this year for a second season on Cartoon Network in the U.S.  [Read more...]

Cartoon Network Signs New Toy Partners for Steven Universe

StevenUniverseCartoon Network has partnered with Funko, Just Toys International, PhatMojo, Toy Factory, and Zag Toys to create new line of products based on the TV series Steven Universe.

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...]