Party City and Warner Bros. Consumer Products extended their portfolio licensing partnership to develop and market a full range of costumes and costume accessories that will be available for Halloween. Warner Bros. properties, such as The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, and Scooby Doo, will be available at Party City and Halloween City retail locations. Next year, Party City will also offer a range of costumes and accessories of DC Comic Super Heroes including Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
Scooby-Doo and the Gang will visit eight U.S. cities this Halloween season, courtesy of the LEGO Scooby-Doo Mystery Tour. In celebration of the recently released LEGO Scooby-Doo building sets, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with the LEGO Group, is launching the multi-city mall tour beginning this upcoming Saturday.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the story trailer for LEGO Dimensions, which merges physical LEGO brick building with interactive console game play. The game features an original story that combines characters and worlds from 14 entertainment brands including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, Scooby-Doo, Doctor Who, Jurassic World, and more.
At Comic-Con International: San Diego, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed details about Doctor Who appearing in the upcoming Lego Dimensions. Peter Capaldi, who plays the 12th Doctor; Jenna Coleman, who plays Clara Oswald; and Michelle Gomez, who plays Missy, will voice their respective characters from the long running British science fiction TV series in the game.
The Lego Group is partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to develop Lego building sets inspired by animated franchise, Scooby-Doo. Five new building sets will bring characters such as Shaggy, Scooby, and the rest of the gang to life in Lego form for the first time ever.
The sets will include the Mummy Museum Mystery, the Haunted Lighthouse, and the Mystery Mansion. These are scheduled to arrive on store shelves in August.
In related news, there will be a 22-minute, animated Lego special featuring Scooby-Doo, and produced in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation. Warner Bros. Animation will also be producing made-for-video movie titles, which will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment during the coming years.
Ruckus Media Group has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) to offer digital downloads of narrated e-books in the U.S. and Canada, beginning with a seasonal selection of titles via the Ruckus universal app for iOS devices.
The Ruckus/WBCP launch will offer a variety of brands, with more than 100 Read-Along titles rolling out in subsequent months. Multiple narrated e-books will be included from brands such as Batman, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, The Wizard of Oz, and more.
Ruckus titles download directly to mobile devices, and they are also commercial-free and airplay-enabled, allowing users to view them on all iOS devices. Should they register for free, parents are provided with feedback on their child’s experiences within the Ruckus app, and kids and parents can also follow word highlighting, as well as read, record, and save their own voices reading the stories.
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, an all-new family musical presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Life Like Touring, is set to tour North America, beginning in January. In this new show, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called upon to help solve an epic mystery. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to help solve it.
Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries features big musical numbers including the classic Scooby-Doo theme song, “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” alongside original tunes for the show, including “Round Every Corner” and “We’re Mystery Inc.”
Scheduled to tour more than 70 North American theatres next year, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries features a cast of musical theater professionals, clever staging, and heaps of spooky special effects.
This post was originally written by Sierra McCleary-Harris and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.