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Skylanders Releases Creator App Before Game Launch

SkylandersCreatorActivision Publishing and Skylanders Imaginators is dedicating the entire month of October to celebrate the launch of the new video game, the Skylanders Academy Netflix original series, and a new mobile app, Skylanders Creator. [Read more...]

Snaptoys Named Master Toy Licensee for Word Party, Debuts New Product Lines

Snaptoys LogoThe Jim Henson Co. has named Snaptoys as the master toy licensee for its new animated Netflix original interactive preschool series, Word Party. The show premiered on July 8 and is currently in its first season with 14 episodes. The second season will roll out on Oct. 12 with an additional 12 episodes. [Read more...]

Sakar Introduces Beat Bugs Product Line

Sakar International entered a multi-national licensing agreement with Centa IP to produce a new line of youth electronics based on the Netflix original series, Beat Bugs. The line will hit retailers throughout North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand next year. The products will include microphones, kid-safe headphones, Bluetooth speakers, walkie talkies, functional musical instruments, and a line of karaoke machines, all featuring the series’ five bugs Walter, Jay, Kumi, Buzz, and Crick. [Read more...]

Skylanders Series to Debut on Netflix

Blog Activision-SkylandersAcademy-6Skylanders Academy, the first production from Activision Blizzard Studios, Activision Blizzard Inc.’s newly-created television and film studio, will premiere this fall on Netflix.

The series will follow the adventures of the Skylanders team, a group of heroes with unique elemental skills and personalities who travel the Skylanders universe, protecting it from evil-doers and showing the next wave of Academy cadets how to do things the “Skylander way.” [Read more...]

Silvergate Media Signs Multi-Territory Deal with Netflix for Octonauts

octonautsSilvergate Media has signed a three year, multi-territory deal with Netflix for seasons one, two, and three of Octonauts.

Netflix is currently the exclusive subscription video on demand (SVOD) partner for Octonauts in the U.S. With the new deal, Octonauts is now available on Netflix in France, Latin America, and Canada. The number of series available varies in each territory.

Oconauts is now in its fourth season and is aired in more than 100 countries on Disney Channel, ABC, TF1, Super RTL, and China Central TV.

Magic School Bus Gets a Netflix Reboot in 2017

MagicSchoolBus9 Story Media Group partnered with Netflix and Scholastic to produce a new version of The Magic School Bus, set for global launch in the fall of 2017 as a Netflix Original Series. [Read more...]

Care Bears & Cousins Season 2 Premieres on Netflix

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The American Greetings Entertainment Netflix Original Series Care Bears & Cousins premieres its second season today. The gang of Care Bears Cousins from the Forest of Feelings is back with six new episodes on Netflix’s streaming service.

Care Bears & Cousins premiered around the world last fall. The brand also has a robust social media following, more than 5 million views of new and classic videos on YouTube, and has a portfolio of popular apps for mobile devices. [Read more...]

Ever After High: Way Too Wonderland Launches with Fashion Dolls, Netflix Series

Ever After High Way Too WonderlandMattel has introduced Ever After High: Way Too Wonderland, featuring a line of four dolls and an all-new Netflix original series. The animated series follows the Ever After High royals and rebels as they adventure through Wonderland.

Mattel has released a video for “Do You Wonder,” the featured theme song from the Netflix series.

Sesame Street to Begin Airing First on HBO

SesameStreetAs reported by various news outlets including The New York Times, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind the children’s television program, Sesame Street, has struck a deal with HBO that will bring the show’s next five seasons to the premium cable network and its streaming outlets beginning this fall.

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Toys “R” Us to Debut Toys Based on DreamWorks Animation’s Dinotrux

Dinotrux LogoBeginning on October 1, Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and toysrus.com will begin carrying playsets, vehicles, and more based on DreamWorks Animation‘s upcoming Netflix original series, Dinotrux. The initial line, from Mattel, will feature Ty Rux, Revvit, and other Dinotrux characters, and select items will be available for pre-order online beginning August 14.

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