Comic-Con came again, and with it the total transformation of San Diego, Calif., into a pop culture wonderland.
Aardman Animations has released a new Shaun the Sheep game app in which players must launch themselves onto a wobbling stack of sheep to reach an unguarded plate of doughnuts.
SeaWorld Kids has launched a collection of three mobile games designed to engage the imaginations of preschool- and elementary-aged children.
Heart health brand Cardioville and Borderless Healthcare Group are collaborating on a series of mobile apps.
A&B TV and Bulldog Licensing have inked a deal with Box of Frogs Media to produce a series of interactive app books based on the animated duo Roobarb and Custard.
Disney Consumer Products has unveiled an intergalactic assortment of products for the new Disney XD animated TV series "Star Wars Rebels."
Midoki and Rovio's third-party publishing division, Rovio Stars, have released the new app "Plunder Pirates" for iOS devices.
Microsoft has acquired Stockholm-based game developer Mojang and its iconic “Minecraft” franchise for $2.5 billion.
Red Bull Media House has teamed with Roadhouse Interactive to launch "Red Bull Air Race–The Game," inspired by the actual air racing championship series.
Imangi Studios and National Geographic Kids are bringing the mobile game series "Temple Run" to life in an educational action-adventure book.
Consumer Product Connection has appointed of licensing agencies to represent the "Pou" app brand around the globe.
Coolabi Group has inked deals with a trio of new partners for its preschool brand Poppy Cat.
Outfit7 has announced a raft of licensing deals for its flagship family brand Talking Tom and Friends.
Lima Sky, the development studio behind the mobile game "Doodle Jump," has partnered with Egmont Publishing for a Doodle Jump activity and sticker book.
Rovio Entertainment's North American consumer products licensing team has three new additions.
Digital games company Miniclip and American Greetings Properties have co-created a mobile game based on Strawberry Shortcake titled “Berry Rush.”
The Jim Henson Company has partnered with children’s app developer PlayTales to create an app for “Fraggle Rock.”
Imira Entertainment has launched a library of five new apps based on its animated series, “Sandra, The Fairytale Detective.”
Licensed toys play prominently in the list of finalists for the Toy Industry Association’s 2014 Toy of the Year Awards.
Traditional toys will always have a place in the toy aisle, but increasingly digital products and properties are driving trends in children’s play.
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