Tuesday, November 21

Tag: Australia

Australian Toy Association awards presented

Australian Toy Association awards presented

Events, Toys and Games
The Australian Toy Association gave away awards to its 2017 Product of the Year award winners at this week’s Australian Toy Fair being held in Melbourne from March 5 to 8. The Association handed out 19 awards including the coveted Toy of the Year prize that was taken away by collectible LOL Surprise Tots Dolls by Headstart International. As a matter of fact, Headstart picked up most of the awards of the night with four trophies. Shopkins maker Moose Toys took away two awards including collectible range of the Year for its Cutie Cars Shopkins and Craft & Activity Toy of the Year with the Oonies Starter Pack. Here goes this year’s winners: Toy of the Year – LOL Surprise Tots Doll (Headstart International) Australian Development Award – Baby Secrets (Headstart International) Actio
Stan named streaming home of Cartoon Network Content in Australia

Stan named streaming home of Cartoon Network Content in Australia

Animation
New Turner Partnership adds to Stan’s biggest first-run 2017 line-up Stan will become the Australian streaming home for content from the popular children’s channel Cartoon Network, after entering into a groundbreaking new partnership with Turner. Cartoon Network is the most popular kids channel in the Asia-Pacific region, and Stan subscribers will now have access to its huge range of series, with entire franchises of beloved Cartoon Network shows added to Stan’s catalogue. The partnership between the two leading entertainment brands will also see the premiere of the eighth and final season of pop-culture hit, Regular Show, first and exclusively in Australia this April on Stan – and that’s just the beginning. New seasons of Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls will premiere at the sa
CN Releases New Video Game ‘Battle Crashers’

CN Releases New Video Game ‘Battle Crashers’

Gaming, Headlines, Studio
Cartoon Network and Maximum Games, a video game publisher in partnership with GameMill Entertainment, have joined forces to release the video game “Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers.” The side-scrolling action game will merge together the universes of some of Cartoon Network’s most popular franchises including “Steven Universe,” “The Amazing World of Gumball,” “Clarence,” “Uncle Grandpa,” “Adventure Time” and “Regular Show.” The game also features tag-team gameplay, customization, character progression, special stages and boss battles. “Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers” is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS in the U.S., U.K., EMEA, Australia and New Zealand.

Andre Javes upped to president for Asia pacific…

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise, People
 Toys “R” US has promoted Javes to president of Asia Pacific, effective May 27  A praising veteran –Andre Javes has been upped to an exalted rank of president of Toys “R” Us Asia Pacific – a region that has been a key to its wealth creation over the last year. Javes will bid adieu to its current role as MD  for Toys “ R” Us in Southeast Asia and Greater China to embrace its designated President duties, effective May 27. Notably, Andre Javes is been MD for the company since January. 2014, reporting directly to TRU chairman and CEO Dave Brandon. With this upping in the stature and ranks, Javes will now oversee all business operations for the retailer’s growing number of stores in in Japan, Southeast Asia, Greater China and Australia. Javes first association was with TRU Australia in 2

Peter Alexander prints Garfield on its Apparels…

Merchandise, People
New Zealand and Australia can now buy exclusive apparels featuring Garfield in all Peter Alexander Stores... Peter Alexander, Australian fashion retailer, has set afloat an exclusive sleep and loungewear collection featuring the popular animated character Garfield. The apparels have been launched in stores throughout Australia and New Zealand as a part of its renowned Cats and Dogs in-store theme. (more…)

Anakama Animations Fetches Broadcasting Rights FOR ‘KIT & KATE’…

Animation, Channels, Headlines, Studio, Top Stories
A leading independent digital creation group focused on the entertainment industry has secured broadcast agreements for their new pre-school offering, Kit & Kate. The brand new 32 x 5 minute, 2D animated series has been picked u p by global broadcaster, Jim Jam (Pan-Europe, Poland, Benelux, the Middle East and Africa) and Finland’s YLE, it was announced today. Produced by Toonbox Animation Studio, Kit & Kate follows the adventures of two cute kittens who learn how to make good choices while having fun in their playroom. Each time they jump in their magical toy chest, their imaginations transform the playroom into colourful worlds where their games make them experience the consequences of good and bad choices. (more…)

Ankama Animations Inks Broadcast Deal For ‘KIT & KATE’

Animation, Channels
BRAND NEW PRESCHOOL SERIES PRODUCED BY TOONBOX ANIMATION STUDIO TO DEBUT ON JIM JAM AND YLE Ankama Animations, a leading independent digital creation group focused on the entertainment industry, has secured broadcast agreements for their new pre-school offering, Kit & Kate. The brand new 32 x 5 minute, 2D animated series has been picked up by global broadcaster, Jim Jam (Pan-Europe, Poland, Benelux, the Middle East and Africa) and Finland’s YLE, it was announced today. (more…)

Lawless Entertainment Appointed Worldwide Representatives for Return of the Dodger

Headlines, Licensing
The Los Angeles-based agency will represent Return of the Dodger, a project with a new twist on the story of Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger, for television co-production and distribution, licensing, merchandising and publishing Lawless Entertainment is delighted to announce their appointment as worldwide representatives for Return of the Dodger a project that tells the unknown story of Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger in1890’s London.  Lawless will handle television co-production and distribution, licensing, merchandising, and publishing. (more…)