Sweet Suite 2016

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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Netflix Research Finds Dads Feel Powerful Connection from Bonding with Kids Over Cartoons

NETFLIX, INC. LOGOAccording to new research from Netflix released just in time for Father’s Day, 85 percent of dads around the world have already or plan to introduce their kids to the cartoons they grew up watching. For 75 percent of those polled, it lets them feel like a kid again, while for 76 percent, it helps them teach life lessons. The research finds dads take seriously the role of keeping the pop culture references from their childhood alive: Roughly two-thirds of them, or 66 percent, are turning to internet TV services such as Netflix for this new family tradition.

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Mattel Named Master Toy Partner for Dinotrux

Mattel.DinoMattel has been named the master toy partner for Dinotrux, an upcoming Netflix original series. The toy line will be inspired by the series to connect the unique dinosaur personalities of the characters and bring them to life with construction and vehicle play patterns.

Dinotrux takes place in a prehistoric world filled with creatures that are half-dinosaur and half-construction vehicle. It follows the adventures of Ty and his friend Revvit as they unite to defend their new community from destruction.

Arad, 41E Appoint MGA as Master Toy Licensee for Kong—King of the Apes

March16.KongArad Animation and 41 Entertainment have granted the exclusive worldwide master toy license to MGA Entertainment for their Kong property. The product line will include action figures, electronic and action plush, playsets, vehicles, games, and learning aid toys for kids ages 5 to 10. Kong—King of the Apes is a Netflix original series, slated to debut next year.

“We were attracted to this great brand because of its iconic nature, Avi’s great story-telling and designs, and the power of Netflix as a platform. We are excited to design and produce a strong product line for 2016,” said Isaac Larian, president and CEO of MGAE.