To all the lovers of the mad titan! Thanos is coming to San-Diego Comic-Con. According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is debuting a life-size statue of the villain seen in the 2 billion-grossing Avengers: Infinity War. Interestingly, the model took 418 hours to design and build the model. The statue stands about eight-and-a-half feet tall, containing 91,350 bricks and weighs 450 lbs. Check out this time-lapse video as shared by IGN: The statue will stand at the Lego exhibit in the San Diego Convention Center. Besides Thanos, LEGO is set to have a massive presence at San Diego Comic-Con this year. LEGO has a 197-piece Aquaman set, which is inspired by the 1960s cartoon and not the movie, a Giant-Man and Wasp set from Ant-Man and the Wasp and a Millennium Falcon cockp...
Children content powerhouse Rainbow has confirmed that 44 CATS, its new preschool animation, will be shown across Latin America via Discovery Kids, the leading pay-TV network for preschoolers in the region. The series is slated to premiere in Latin America in 2019 and is Rainbow’s first deal with the famed TV channel. Discovery Kids has the exclusive representation rights to develop and execute the licensing and merchandising program based on the property, excluding master toy in Latin America. The network will work for hand in hand with the designed master toy licensee towards retail program executions across the region. 44 CATS is a CGI property that follows the daily adventures of Lampo, Milady, Pilou, and Meatball, four kittens who are part of a musical group named 'The Buffycats'.
One would be glad to know that Shaun the Sheep and his farmyard friends are coming back. It is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. Yes, the beloved series of Aardman Animations is coming back in a new collection of adventures called Shaun the Sheep: Animal Antics. The collection of seven slapstick episodes is being brought in the form of DVDs and Digital HD on June 13 by Lionsgate. The comical episodes include Shaun trying to outfox a fox, Bitzer discovering his jazzy side and the sheep auctioning off everything on the farm. The home video release also includes a special Building-a-Pig video and Timmy’s Tune #3 music video.
Rubik’s has teamed up with Fantasma Magic to create a range of exciting Rubik’s themed magic sets, following on from the massive viral success of Steve Brundage’s Rubik’s magic tricks that took him all the way to the semi-finals of 2016 Americas Got Talent, the firm revealed at New York Toy Fair. This brand-new line of magic, which is based on the Rubik’s Cube and has been developed by new Rubik’s master licensee The Smiley Company, will hit retail shelves in the US and Europe later this year and will capitalise on the growing popularity of this Cube today. “Rubik's is in the charts of several countries, including the USA as part of the top 10 best selling toys last Christmas," said Smiley CEO Nicolas Loufrani. "It is now time to grow that fabulous brand equity with some very creative
Hasbro is set to unveil two new My Little Pony toys inspired by the upcoming movie. In addition to the reveal of the My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle interactive figure and Canterlot & Seaquestria Castle Playset, voice stars Kristin Chenoweth and Sia are revealing the figures for their characters, Skystar and Songbird Serenade, on social media. Hasbro is delivering figures for all the new pony-pals appearing in the movie, including Skyster, Songbird, Captain Celaeno (voiced by Zoe Saldana), Queen Novo (Uzo Aduba), Grubber (Michael Peña), Storm King (Liev Schreiber) and Tempest (Emily Blunt). In addition, each My Little Pony: The Movie cast members, including Kristin Chenoweth and Sia are set to debut their very own character figure on social media. The film is set to hit cine
Odd-of-the box thinking to drive licensing efforts Leading global brand licensing agency, Brandgenuity, has been selected by One Animation as licensing agent in the US and Canada for the global smash hit animated series, Oddbods. The New York-based agency will build a licensing program for the Oddbods brand in categories including publishing, toys and games, apparel and accessories, back-to-school, home, gifts, social expression, experiences and more. Created and produced by CG animation studio One Animation, Oddbods has seen a dramatic expansion of its fan base over the last 12 months, particularly in North America where it broadcasts on Disney Junior and has also pulled in over 70 million views online. The property appeals to kids and tweens. “We are very excited to be working wit
‘POCOYO Playset: Let’s Move’, an interactive app developed by the Spanish production company Zinkia Entertainment, in collaboration with the USA organization HITN (The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network), has been awarded as the Best Learning App for tablets at the Kidscreen Awards 2017. These prizes acknowledge annually the best audiovisual productions for kids in television and digital media worldwide. This year’s winners have been announced during Kidscreen Summit 2017, Miami and considered as the most important annual event in the kids entertainment industry. ‘POCOYO Playset: Let’s Move’ was released to the market in mid-2016. The app, which has been certified by expert pedagogues y educators from the US Education Department, is aimed to help children discover and
Sanrio has partnered with Microsoft HoloLens to develop a series of new Actiongram theme packs starring the popular Hello Kitty. On Tuesday, Sanrio launched Hello Kitty on Actiongram, the HoloLens app that allows users to create short videos using a large array of holographic animations. “The new Hello Kitty content is a fun and unique complement to our existing cas of characters and effects, which enables our creator community to pursue more immersive and interactive storytelling with the mixed reality filming techniques Actiongram offers,” said Dana Zimmerman, studio manager, Actiongram. “We believe there’s huge potential for storytelling via mixed reality and are excited to forge forward with the next generation of creators and the passionate community of Hello Kitty fans.” Egita
Dream Theatre Pvt. Ltd., a brand management and licensing agency in India announced today that they have three major partnerships with Smiley CO, Mr Maker and Oggy and the Cockroaches. The strategic tie ups further consolidates Dream Theatre’s position in Entertainment and Lifestyle licensing. The Smiley CO tie-up, fortifies Dream Theatre’s Fashion and Lifestyle porfolio, The Mr Maker partnership allows Dream Theatre to take over the Art n craft genre with the hugely popular show and the Oggy partnership marks the arrival of one of India’s most popular shows on Kids television on shelves in the coming months. Dream Theatre will represent the three brands in India and drive the strategy and licensing for them. The Smiley Co licensing programme is one of the foremost in the lifestyle
Pure-play children’s content company DHX Media has licensed more than three dozen series for kids to Amazon Prime Video India. DHX Media titles licensed by Amazon Prime Video India include evergreen kids shows such as ‘Caillou’, ‘Inspector Gadget’ and ‘Strawberry Shortcake’, ‘Johnny Test’ and ‘Kid vs Kat’. DHX Media territory manager Thom Chapman says, “This volume deal highlights the scale of our library, and our ability to deliver a wide-ranging slate of great kids’ shows to leading streaming platforms as they expand globally. With Amazon Prime Video taking up our programming for the emerging SVOD market in India, we are boosting our international presence and underscoring our reputation as a trusted ‘go-to’ distributor of quality kids’ content.” This content deal follows a vast off