Traditional toys will always have a place in the toy aisle, but increasingly digital products and properties are driving trends in children’s play.
The storybook subscription service Speakaboos, has announced partnerships with a number of leading children’s content creators.
Dimensional Branding Group has appointed two new sub-agents for the app property Temple Run in China and Australia.
Studio Licensing has negotiated a new promotional partnership to bring the main character of Zeptolab’s “Cut the Rope” to popcorn in Canada.
Cupcake Digital has released the first app under its new partnership with Discovery Communications for Animal Planet.
ZeptoLab U.K. and ITV Studios Global Entertainment have appointed a series of new agents for “Cut the Rope.”
Penguin and Mind Candy have a new global publishing partnershi to build original, cross-platform brands.
The Penguin Children’s Group in the U.K. has signed a new publishing deal with PopCap Games for its Plants vs. Zombies franchise.
Chillingo, an independent games publisher and division of Electronic Arts, is partnering with Peanuts Worldwide to develop a new “Snoopy Coaster” app.
Online kids’ channel Toon Goggles is broadening its accessibility and launching a new app for Barnes & Noble’s Nook HD and HD+.
DreamWorks Animation has tapped Rovio Entertainment, the creators of “Angry Birds,” to create a mobile game for its upcoming animated film The Croods.
Carte Blanche has launched its first app based on its interactive Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends toy range.
The Aird Group has released a game app for its kimmidoll Junior brand, in a deal brokered by Early Bird Licensing.
Nickelodeon is letting fans build their own Bikini Bottom in the new city building game app, “SpongeBob Moves In.”
Hasbro and DeNA have launched an app version of their action card-battle game G.I. Joe: Battleground.
Halfbrick has appointed CBD Promotions as its sub-agent in Australia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Disney hosted its bi-annual fan event, D23, this past weekend in Anaheim, Calif., with a full schedule of events.
PopCap Games has tapped K’Nex for a line building toys based on its “Plants vs. Zombies” game apps.
V&S Entertainment has tapped Daredevil Development to create a game app for its preschool series, “Everything’s Rosie.”
ZeptoLab will release a new game app, “Cut the Rope 2,” this holiday season that will re-imagine the hit game.
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