Warner Bros. Releases Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Trailer

LeoMarvelSuperHeroesWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the announcement trailer for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 coming out later this year.

The trailer included appearances from a multitude of Marvel heroes and villains from various eras and realities. Characters who appear in the trailer include Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Green Goblin, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Captain America, the Hulk, Hawkeye, Thor, Kang the Conqueror, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, and Doctor Strange. [Read more...]

Skyrocket Toys, Marvel Partner for Spider-Man: Homecoming Drones

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Skyrocket Toys partnered with Marvel to reveal new, high-tech drones inspired by the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming film. Skyrocket Toys designed the functional replica of Spider-Man’s surveillance drone, complete with the free Spider-Drone app.

The Spider-Man Drone will be available exclusively at Walmart on June 4. Additionally, the Spider-Man Streaming Video Spider-Drone, will be available exclusively at Toys “R” Us on July 1.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Set for November Release

LeoMarvelSuperHeroesWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The Lego Group, and Marvel Entertainment announced LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, an all-new adventure and sequel to Lego Marvel Super Heroes. The game brings together Marvel superheroes and super villains from different eras and realities and transports players into a battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the open hub world of Chronopolis. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available on Nov. 14 for PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be also released for Nintendo Switch this holiday.

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Kids License Monitor Study Says Minions Still Outrank Other Licenses

Minions is still the No. 1 license among kids in the UK, Germany, and France, according to iconkids & youth Kids License Monitor wave II/2016 study. In the UK, Spider-Man comes second, followed by Ice Age. In Germany and France, Ice Age is second and Spider-Man is third.

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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.

Colorforms Brands Launches New Website and App

64cee8c2-fe9a-48ff-87e6-8336e50afe2dColorforms Brands LLC, launched a new website and free app available on iTunes to expand the way children interact digitally with the storytelling brand.

The website offers fun facts, historical information, and past commercials and sets from decades ago. It also provides information on new sets being offered. [Read more...]

Dynacraft to Host Bike-Themed Family Event at Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square

dynacraft-eif-bikerjuicebar-badgeThe last of Dynacraft’s Experiments in Fun events is scheduled to take place in Portland on Saturday. For one day only, kids are invited to wheel over to Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square to find a biker-themed pop-up juice joint, set inside a fully transformed shipping container complete with a temporary tattoo parlor and a karaoke stage.

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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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Netmarble Launches Global Mobile RPG Marvel Future Fight

Netmarble Marvel Future FightNetmarble Games has launched its latest mobile RPG, Marvel Future Fight, today at both the App Store and Google Play. Available for free, it features 36 of Marvel’s world-famous super-heroes and super-villains.

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Marvel Rolls Out Extensive Toy, Kids Product Program for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Spider-Man, and More

Marvel LogoOn Wednesday, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) revealed its 2015 plans for Marvel and its key franchises, including The Avengers and Spider-Man. This year will see the roll-out of one of DCP’s biggest licensing programs to date, which would revolve around Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the launch of new animated content, and innovative marketing initiatives.
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