Now in its fourth season on Nick Jr., Yo Gabba Gabba! is a live-action TV series and live stage show whose unconventional formula has created a triple stacked fan base. Jazwares will introduce new Yo Gabba Gabba! figures, plush, and electronics to the Toys “R” Us toy aisles this year. Featuring characters from the series, including Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex, and Toodee, the line includes electronics such as an interactive microphone, articulated figure assortments, and plush. Visit www.yogabbagabba.com or www.yogabbagabbalive.com for more info. Check out some of the new products below! [Read more...]
DHX Media and Yo Gabba Gabba! have launched the Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! preschool app for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices. Yo Gabba Gabba!, created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, launched on Nickelodeon in 2007. Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! offers a new way for today’s generation of preschoolers to interact with their favorite cast of colorful characters for early learning fun across a varied range of easy-to-play games and activities. [Read more...]
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! : Get The Sillies Out! will visit 50 cities across the U.S. next year. The live stage show is based on the live-action television series that airs several times a day on Nick Jr. Yo Gabba Gabba! was created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz and is executive produced by John Berrett and Michael Polis. The live stage show is touring in support of the first national beverage launch, a new line of toys, a new line of kids sportswear, and a DVD/CD collector’s edition.
For a complete list of upcoming tour dates, cities, and show times, visit www.yogabbagabbalive.com.
Wildbrain Entertainment has signed seven new licensing deals for its hit series Yo Gabba Gabba!. Funko, manufacturer of entertainment bobblehead products, vinyl action figures, and plush toys, will develop a line of Yo Gabba Gabba! collectible toys, available at specialty, department stores, and mass retailers nationwide starting in April. Nyko, manufacturer of accessories for Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and 3DS, will develop game accessories and an all-new DS docking station/alarm clock for the property, which will be available across all retail channels late next year. Press Pass, Inc., the trading card and licensed collectibles company, will develop a line of Yo Gabba Gabba! trading cards that will be sold across all distribution channels starting in February.
Nine new original programs will join The Hub’s 2011-2012 lineup, announced president and CEO Margaret Loesch at the network’s upfront meeting in New York City last week. The new series include The Aquabats Super Show, from the creators of Yo Gabba Gabba; Blythe Loves The Littlest Pet Shop (working title), inspired by the Littlest Pet Shop brand; Clue, featuring six teens who are brought together when they believe they’ve witnessed a terrible crime; The Game of Life, a live-action family game show; and Scrabble Showdown, another family game show.
Additionally, The Hub is adding Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters (working title), Majors & Minors (working title); Rescue Bots (working title); Secret Millionaire’s Club; and has acquired Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
Returning series include The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Animal Mechanicals, Dan Vs., Family Game Night, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Pound Puppies, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series, Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures, Transformers Prime, and The WotWots.
DHX Media, an international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content, has acquired W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, the LA-based entertainment company that produces and animates The Ricky Gervais Show for HBO and turned Yo Gabba Gabba! into a franchise. Michael Polis will continue to lead W!LDBRAIN Entertainment as president. He will also serve as executive vice-president, branded entertainment and consumer products, DHX Media, where he will also lead DHX Media’s international licensing activities.