Source: Cloudco Entertainment

Cloudco Entertainment‘s Tinpo is going into publishing.

Through a licensing deal brokered by The Point.1888, Hachette Children’s Group will adapt the CGI animated series from the company behind Care Bears for a publishing program.

“This is a wonderful start to what will be a successful licensing program for Tinpo and its owner, Cloudco Entertainment,” says Bethan Garton, retail and brand director at The Point.1888. “Publishing is a key pillar within the program, allowing the brand to reach an already loyal audience with some crucial products in a popular category.”

Under the new deal, Tinpo activity books, picture books, annuals, storybooks, and novelty books will be developed for young readers in the UK. Tinpo joins Pokémon, Rainbow Magic, and Beast Quest in Hachette’s licensed publishing portfolio.

The STEAM-infused show continues its international rollout with recent debuts in Japan and Latin America.

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James Zahn

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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.