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Hasbro and Disney renews contract for making ‘Marvel’ and ‘Star Wars’ toys

Hasbro will continue to be the toy licensor for Walt Disney’s Marvel and Star Wars franchises, the toy behemoth announced on 21 February. Disney’s and Hasbro’s relations dates back to decades, and they extended a pact back in 2013 which was supposed to expire in 2020. “We...

American toy company Mattel launches Olympics inspired toy collection

Mattel revealed their first products collection across brands to celebrate the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The collection includes items from the toyco’s Barbie, Hot Wheels and UNO brands. Mattel collaborated with the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games to create licensed toy products,...

Unilever announces to stop the advertising of food and beverages targeting children below 12

Unilever has announced to be discontinuing all marketing and advertising initiatives of its food and beverage brands which are primarily targeted to children. The company will not market the products to children under the age of 12 across traditional media channels, and below the age of 13...

Coronavirus threat might affect the release of Disney’s ‘Mulan’ in China

Coronavirus is not only affecting the health of masses across the world, but also various industries at large. After the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the virus as a state of global emergency, Disney’s theme park business in China has already hit a low and now its...

Starz and Lionsgate team up for output deals for split pay streaming rights

STARZPLAY, the Starz platform’s international streaming service, announced that it has entered a theatrical output deal with global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) for split first pay streaming rights in the UK to Lionsgate’s recently released and upcoming feature films. Under the multi-year agreement, STARZPLAY subscribers...

Australian pre-school series ‘Bluey’ launched on Disney+

Season 1 of Bluey, the popular Australian animated preschool series from BBC Studios, has just launched on Disney+. The series also continues to air each weekday on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The series debuted in Australia in 2018 and immediately became the most popular children’s show...

Dublin based distributor Monster Entertainment to launch a new slate of shows at Kidscreen Miami

Dublin based distributor, Monster Entertainment will launch a slate of new programming at Kidscreen in Miami next month. Koyaa and The Annoying Objects, 13 x 3.5 mins for four to eight-year-olds, is a fantastic, energetic stop motion animation series from Slovenia and was commissioned by RTV Slovenia....

Netflix animated film ‘Klaus’ wins BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature

Sergio Pablos’s Klaus has won the British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for best-animated feature. The awards were presented on 2nd February in London at the Royal Albert Hall. The Netflix-produced feature was up against Walt Disney Animation Studios’s Frozen 2, Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 4, and Aardman Animation’s A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon....

Priyanka Chopra Jonas in talks to join the latest Matrix film

Reportedly, Priyanka Chopra Jonas is in final talks to join the cast of the fourth film in the Matrix saga, the Wachowskis’ game-changing action franchise, insiders close to negotiations said. The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow film is being directed by series co-creator Lana Wachowski. She’ll join...

Fear of Corona Virus forces cancellation of ‘The Overwatch League’

After the cancellation of China’s League of Legends Pro League’s upcoming matches earlier this week, the Overwatch League is the next match to be cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic. The official post reveals that “We have decided to cancel our February and March matches in China...