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Entertainment One’s  Cupcake & Dino will launch at MIP Junior

Entertainment One’s Cupcake & Dino will launch at MIP Junior

Animation
Entertainment One (eOne) has announced that its brand new original animated series Cupcake & Dino will launch at MIP Junior, 2017. The series is slated to air from spring 2019 on Teletoon in Canada and Disney Channels in Latin America. It will also debut as a Netflix Original on the streaming service’s global platform. Produced by eOne and Birdo Studio in Brazil, in collaboration with Netflix, Teletoon and Disney, Cupcake & Dino is an animated comedy series targeting kids aged 6-11 years old. eOne will be presenting the series for the first time at MIP Junior where attendees can get a sneak peak of the first episode of this hilarious new show. The 52 x 11’ series follows the larger than life exploits of an unlikely duo, a tiny cupcake with big ideas and his giant, spunky di
Peppa Pig wins big at Multimir’s inaugural awards

Peppa Pig wins big at Multimir’s inaugural awards

Animation
When the pre-school animated series lapped up three awards at Multimir’s inaugural awards ceremony that took place in Moscow between 31st May and 4th June to honour the very best in children’s animation Entertainment One (eOne)’s Peppa Pig demonstrated its growing appeal with the Russian audiences. The series was crowned as the ‘Best Foreign Animated Series’. It bagged the ‘Best Female Character in a Cartoon Series’ award too as judged by a Jury panel that included leading figures in Russia’s children’s entertainment industry and also ‘Best Female Character in a Cartoon Series’ as voted by the audience at large. Launched in 2016, Multimir Children’s Festival is a five-day summer festival for kids that takes place over 14,000 square metres and features over 50 interactive zones showcasi
Peppa Pig and P J Masks help revenue of Entertainment One rise 35 pc

Peppa Pig and P J Masks help revenue of Entertainment One rise 35 pc

Studio
Global independent studio Entertainment One’s revenue rose 35% in fiscal 2017 to the tune of US$1.4 billion. This was due to a boost in its TV and Family businesses. Till the period ended March 31, the company’s Family business gained US$115.3 million in sales driven by the continued strong performance of Peppa Pig as well as growth from PJ Masks. Peppa Pig continued to grow with total retail sales of US$1.2 billion (up from US$1.1 billion in 2016) and licensing and merchandising revenue of US$59.3 million, PJ Masks was a key driver of growth for the business in 2017 with revenue increasing more than 500% year-on-year from US$2.9 million to US$17.5 million. On the whole, the eOne family generated US$1.5 billion of retail sales in full-year 2017 (a 25% year-over-year increase) and almo
Entertainment One begins production of a new series of Peppa Pig

Entertainment One begins production of a new series of Peppa Pig

Animation, Licensing
Entertainment One has started the production of a new season of the hit animated pre-school series Peppa Pig. The production is being handled by award-winning studio Astley Baker Davies. The Peppa Pig brand’s popularity dominates even outside of TV as the Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience movie fared impressively well at the box office in the UK last April. On the other hand, toy sales of the brand have gone up 12% year-to-date in the same region. The property now boasts of 87 licensees in the UK adding toy partner Character Options as it gets ready to launch its new product  namely Peppa’s Family Home on July 2017. Outside the UK, the series is a leading girls’ pre-school property in the US, Spain, Italy, France, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Australia where the recent theatr
eOne unveils first partners signed to PJ Masks UK Licensing Programme

eOne unveils first partners signed to PJ Masks UK Licensing Programme

Licensing, Merchandise
PJ Masks UK Retail Launch Poised for February 2017 Entertainment One (eOne) announced its first raft of UK licensing partners for its hit preschool animated superhero TV show, PJ Masks. PJ Masks launched on Disney Junior channel in the UK during February 2016 and is already proving to be a hit with both girls and boys aged 3-6 years. The show consistently features in the channel’s top 5 rated series and as a result, Disney Junior has increased PJ Masks airtime to multiple prime-slots daily Monday through to Sunday. Now, to meet the growing consumer demand in the UK, eOne is currently gearing up to the launch of the market’s PJ Masks licensing programme, targeting boys aged 4-6 years. The roll out will be spearheaded by Flair's Just Play division, which will distribute the brand’s mast

eOne’s PJ Masks Makes Strong Debut on Disney Channel in U.S.

Headlines, Licensing
Entertainment One (eOne) today shares strong broadcast ratings for its new preschool superhero series PJ Masks which premiered on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the U.S. this month. The first episode of eOne’s new CGI preschool series aired on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the U.S. on September 18th 2015. The show attracted 1.6 million unique viewers across its Disney Channel and Disney Junior premieres and won an average audience share of 29% among 2-5-year-olds. The premiere episode took a top five slot for pre-schooler programming during its first week of transmission. (more…)

‘Peppa Pig’ Releases School Bus Trip DVD & Book-sets

Licensing, Merchandise
Entertainment One's Peppa Pig is getting ready to go back to school with the release of Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip on August 4 from Entertainment One. The colorful new title is launching as a special DVD + Scholastic Mini Book Gift Set (SRP:  $19.98), and will also be available for Digital Download. The 10 hilarious “peppasodes” that make up this collection include all the kindness, laughter, and gentle life lessons that make Peppa Pig one of the world’s most beloved preschool friends. And the Scholastic Mini Book included as part of the Gift Set is titled “Class Trip,” making it the perfect addition to this Peppa seasonal offering as well as a great “watch and read” opportunity for parents and kids.  (more…)

GLOBAL PARTNERS AT LICENSING EXPO

Events, Licensing, Top Stories
Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, is pleased to announce significant growth of the Global Partner Program. Organized by UBM Advanstar and sponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA), this year’s Expo is scheduled for June 9-11 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. (more…)

JILLIANNE REINSETH JOINS ENTERTAINMENT ONE FAMILY AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CREATIVE AFFAIRS

People, Top Stories
Olivier Dumont, Managing Director, Entertainment One Family and Entertainment One Licensing (eOne), today announced that Jillianne Reinseth has been appointed Vice President, Creative Affairs for eOne Family, effective March 2, 2015. Based in Toronto, Reinseth will lead creative affairs for eOne Family and oversee linear content acquisition, development and production for the dynamic division. She will work closely with eOne Family’s distribution, licensing and merchandising leadership globally to ensure the content acquired and produced by the division fully matches the needs of the market. (more…)