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Bluey Crosses the English Channel to Air on France Television

The award winning kids animated series Bluey is crossing the English Channel to thrill a generation of children in France, as France Television has secured the rights to the show and BBC Studios has appointed France TV Distribution as its licensing agent in the country. Beginning this week, Bluey will be broadcast daily in the prime spots of 8:45 a.m. on weekends, and from Monday to Friday at 8:20 a.m.  Julie Kekwick, senior licensing manager, BBC Studios, said: “Building on the success of Bluey in Australia, New Zealand, the US and of course the widely anticipated launch in the UK, I am delighted that we have expanded our pre-school portfolio with France TV Distribution, as our licensing agent for Bluey alongside Hey Duggee and in turn strengthening our partnership with… . . . read more

Big Week For Dr. Seuss: Three New Deals And An Anniversary

You just can’t keep Dr. Seuss out of the news lately. After getting political conservatives into a fluster last month after cancelling certain Dr. Seuss books for images now considered racially offensive, the children’s book brand has seen sales increases and this week announced three new deals. The first slate of deals, announced April 6, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax, with a lineup of sustainable brand partnerships to further enhance the book’s strong message of environmental activism. “The Lorax has always been a beloved Dr. Seuss story and introduces children to why we need to protect our planet through a beautiful story,” said Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. “We are proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book in 2021 and… . . . read more

Crunchyroll Releases New Book Based on Bananya Anime

Crunchyroll is getting into the book business, launching the The Secret Life of Bananyas, an adorable new children’s book published by Running Press. The new book is available at nine major retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and more, and will also be available through the Crunchyroll Store. Based on the popular anime streaming now on Crunchyroll, this official “Bananya” guide will take readers on an adventure into the secret world of the kitties who live in bananas. This guide has everything that readers need to know about the show and all of its characters including full-color illustrations, an identification guide, playful advice facts, and memories of past adventures. Running Press also offers a charming collectible “Bananya” mini kit, perfect for display in a home or office. In each kit,… . . . read more

MGA Toy Line Gets The Netflix Treatment

MGA Entertainment’s newest line of fashion dolls, Rainbow High, has debuted with its first episode of a new series on Netflix, which aired March 29. The line of dolls had rose quickly in popularity since their release. According to The NPD Group, Rainbow High was the number one new toy, #6 among all dolls, and #3 in the category for fashion dolls and accessories. Now the hit fashion dolls are taking their talents to Netflix with the first eight episodes of the animated series, Rainbow High. The series originally debuted on YouTube in October 2020 and has amassed millions of views through its cult following of unique and inspiring girls. From YouTube to Netflix, the content will give viewers access to the many stories surrounding the popular Rainbow High students. Viewers… . . . read more