Charlie's Colorforms City

A legendary toy comes to the small screen for the first time in Charlie’s Colorforms City.

The series, now streaming on Netflix, imagines the famous Colorforms logo icon as Charlie — a colorful character that leads kids on a series of shape-filled adventures. Based on the stick-and-peel Colorforms sets that first debuted in 1951, the series comes from 9 Story Media Group and creator Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood), who also serves as 9 Story’s chief creative officer.

Development on Charlie’s Colorforms City began at Santomero’s Out of the Blue Enterprises, which was acquired by 9 Story Media Group last May and rebranded as 9 Story USA.

Kahootz Toys has been the official toy partner for Colorforms over the past several years, releasing a mix of all-new products and retro play sets. This May, the company will release an all-new game, Colorforms Silly Faces. Designed for 2 to 6 players ages 3 and up, it’s a race to make the silliest face.

Colorforms Silly Faces

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.