Traditional toys will always have a place in the toy aisle, but increasingly digital products and properties are driving trends in children’s play.
Interactive company Ludia has teamed up with King Features and game developer Sarbakan for the new “Popeye Slots” iOS app.
Viacom and LeapFrog are expanding their partnership to bring Nickelodeon videos to LeapFrog platforms in France, Belgium and Switzerland.
PopCap Games has announced plans for a new Facebook game based on its hit app “Plants vs. Zombies.”
Ideas at Work continues to bolster the program for Olly the Little White Van with the launch of a U.K. publishing program and new app.
Viz Media has launched a new free comic app for iPads that gives kids access to its its graphic novels.
Rovio Entertainment and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex have teamed up to launch the first interactive Angry Birds attraction in the U.S.
HIT Entertainment has teamed up again with the digital publisher P2 Games for a second app featuring Fireman Sam.
Children’s comic The Beano, home of Dennis the Menace, has launched a new practical joke app just in time for April Fool’s Day.
Silver Dolphin Books has released its first children’s apps, featuring Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter brand.
The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network is developing two new apps featuring Zinkia Entertainment’s Pocoyo.
Marvel Entertainment and Disney Consumer Products have unveiled the full lineup of new products for Iron Man 3.
The U.K.’s Science Museum has teamed up with Puzzler Media to create a new word search app for adults and kids.
Giromax has launched a new collection of Angry Birds trading cards in U.K., based on “Angry Birds Space.”
Lisle International has negotiated a new deal with the U.K. retailer Forbidden Planet for a line of Temple Run products.
Cartoon Network and The LEGO Group have collaborated to create a new entertainment franchise, Mixels.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has created a mobile game for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Anuman Interactive is planning a series of new games based on the books of Agatha Christie.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products has released the official “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” mobile game.
Lima Sky has tapped Australian-based Goldie Marketing as the master toy partner for its digital gaming property Doodle Jump.
Cartoon Network is bringing its second-screen mobile app, “CN Watch and Play,” to several markets across Asia Pacific.
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