Author: Erika Graham

Big Idea Entertainment Adds New Partners to Veggie Tales Licensing Program

Veggie Tales will expand its presence in consumer products by forming new licensing partnerships with companies, including Box Creations, Primary Leisure Global, and Brewster Home Fashions. Build Your Imagination with Bob and Larry is a tabletop cardboard play set from Box Creations that is scheduled to hit stores this fall. Primary Leisure Global is bringing a new toy to the States—GigglePOD, which allows children to interact in a small video booth while parents are engaged through an external monitor. The Veggie Tales GigglePOD will launch this summer. Brewster Home Fashions also partnered with the successful series to create Veggie Tales Lessons Really Stick, a Veggie Tales-themed assortment of wall stickers and...

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The World of Smurfs: A Celebration of Tiny Blue Proportions

On July 29, The Smurfs, in 3-D, will hit movie screens nationwide, but now it is also swarming book stands. The World of Smurfs: A Celebration of Tiny Blue Proportions gives an exclusive, intimate look at the process of creating the cartoon and CGI versions of The Smurfs, as told by author and Smurfologist Matt Murray. Murray chronicles the process of creating the cartoon and CGI versions of the characters. The book also includes character bios for the most loved residents of Smurf Village, and sidebars that discuss the Nazi occupation of Belgium, the voice behind Jokey, and the origin of the word “schtroumpf” or smurf. The 128-page book also includes pullouts such as a sticker set, a mini-comic, and a Smurf Village poster. The Smurfs started out as “Les Schtroumpfs,” a Belgian comic strip from 1958. They were brought to America in 1981 as part of NBC’s Saturday morning...

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Spin Master Awards Regal Logistics 3PL of The Year

Regal Logistics, a leading third-party logistics provider specializing in high volume, mass retailer production, was awarded the prestigious honor of 3PL of The Year by Spin Master. Spin Master has been the largest customer of Regal Logistics since 2008. Regal Logistics provides transportation, warehousing, supply chain movement, and IT services to the toy industry leader. The 3PL of The Year Award speaks highly to the company’s hard work and dedication to its customers, as well as its reputation as an industry...

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Uglydoll to Become Animated Film

The Uglydoll franchise is set to reach a wider audience via a new animated film by Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Chris Meledandri, the chief of Illumination Entertainment, saw appeal in the unique Uglydoll design that attracts multiple age groups. The film will be produced by Meledandri and executive produced by husband-and-wife team and Uglydoll creators, David Horwath and Sun-Min Kim. The film marks the beginning of plans for the Uglydoll franchise to eventually break into a larger range of...

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