Cartoon Network Australia Continues Partnership With Miniso For We Bare Bears Christmas Merchandise

Cartoon Network Australia Continues Partnership With Miniso For We Bare Bears Christmas Merchandise

Cartoon Network Australia Continues Partnership With Miniso For We Bare Bears Christmas Merchandise

Cartoon Network Australia has expanded its continuing partnership with multinational household and consumer goods retailer – Miniso for more We Bare Bears themed products including a Christmas edition of plush toys of Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear and also a 2019 calendar for the new year which will be sold in Miniso’s stores across Australia and New Zealand. The new additions will be sold alongside Miniso’s existing We Bare Bears product range which includes toys, homewares, cosmetics, stationery and accessories. The product range was introduced in January this year. Sales in Australia have been more than 100,000 products to date and the We Bare Bears product range has been one of Miniso’s most successful collaborations.

By the end of 2018, Miniso will have 31 stores in Australia and New Zealand, including a new store at Box Hill Shopping Centre in Victoria, where it will host a We Bare Bears event on Monday 10th December. The new products will debut on 10th November at the Miniso outlet at Hurstville Westfield Shopping Centre, New South Wales.

We Bare Bears is one of Cartoon Network’s most popular IP’s in the Asia-Pacific region, dedicated YouTube channels have recently launched in Thai and Hindi languages, and other events have either happened or are ongoing this year in Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong. Also a We Bare Bears-themed café has recently opened in Tokyo, Japan. In terms of mobile games, We Bare Bears Match3 Repairs puzzle game app has had 6 million global downloads to date.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Cartoon Network’s “We Bare Bears” Celebrates Christmas With Miniso

As part of an ongoing global rollout of licensed We Bare Bears products, Cartoon Network’s partnership with retailer Miniso in Australia and New Zealand has expanded – just in time for the year-end festive season.

New products for the festive season include a new range of Christmas-themed plush toys and a 2019 calendar. They join a range of other We Bare Bears product that was launched in January 2018 and includes toys, homewares, cosmetics, stationery and accessories. Australian sales have been more than 100,000 products to date and has been one of Miniso’s most successful collaborations.

Vikram Sharma, VP of Cartoon Network Enterprises in Asia Pacific, said: “We’ve seen the We Bare Bears franchise go from strength to strength in our region, leaving an impressive bear-shaped pawprint on the licensing industry. The show has such energy, innocent humour and universal charm, and its mass appeal goes all the way from children to young adults. As one of the world’s most ambitious retailers, Miniso is the ideal partner to showcase the series’ three bear brothers – Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear – as they’ve never been seen before.”

By the end of 2018, Miniso will have 31 stores in Australia and New Zealand, including a new outlet at Box Hill Shopping Centre in Victoria, where it will host a We Bare Bears event on December 10. The product range will debut on November 10 at the Miniso outlet at Hurstville Westfield Shopping Centre, New South Wales.

Ben Yip, CEO of Miniso Australia, added: “We are delighted to partner with Cartoon Network on the lovable We Bare Bears franchise. The range has been an overwhelming success for us and we are excited to bring even more We Bare Bears products to the fans in Australia and New Zealand.”

The bears have been particularly busy of late. A We Bare Bears-themed café has just opened in Tokyo, Japan. Dedicated YouTube channels have recently launched in Thai and Hindi, and other large-scale events have either happened or are ongoing this year in Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong. We Bare Bears Match3 Repairs puzzle game app has had 6 million global downloads to date.

About We Bare Bears

Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears is an animated series about three bear brothers and their funny attempts at assimilating into human society. Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear are just three outsiders trying to find their way. Whatever the situation, it’s obvious that being a bear in the civilized, modern world isn’t easy.

About Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia-Pacific

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the licensing and merchandising arm of Turner Asia Pacific, is responsible for building world-class licensing programmes across its franchises including The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Adventure Time, We Bare Bears, The Amazing World of Gumball and Rick and Morty, as well as other Cartoon Network and Adult Swim originals. CNE connects with millions of Cartoon Network fans through consumer and home entertainment products, promotional licensing, interactive games and publishing.

Turner also owns Tuzki, the digital IP for a new generation. And in South Asia, Turner represents the Warner Bros. Consumer Products business, managing world-famous IP such as Batman, Superman, Tom and Jerry, and Looney Tunes.

The CNE team works closely with Turner’s location-based entertainment team, which oversees licensed projects in Asia such as the Cartoon Network entertainment parks in Thailand and Bali, the cruise liner Cartoon Network Wave, and Amaazia theme park in India. Turner is a WarnerMedia company.

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Children’s Anime Series Bakugan Revived For A New Animated Series – Bakugan Battle Planet Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA, Latin America, EMEA And Australia

Children's Anime Series Bakugan Revived For A New Animated Series - Bakugan Battle Planet Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA, Latin America, EMEA And Australia

Children’s Anime Series Bakugan Revived For A New Animated Series – Bakugan Battle Planet Coming Soon To Cartoon Network USA, Latin America, EMEA And Australia

Toy company – Spin Master, Japanese anime production company – TMS, Canadian animation company – Nelvana and Cartoon Network have teamed up to revive the popular Bakugan franchise for a global relaunch. The franchise has been revived for its tenth anniversary. Bakugan originally launched in 2008 and became an international success with a popular animated series and toy range. The animated series – Bakugan Battle Brawlers had a run of four seasons, which aired on Cartoon Network in several countries worldwide (between 2007 and 2012), the series also had a successful toy range. Bakugan was named Toy of the Year and License Property of the Year in 2009. The Bakugan franchise will be managed by a joint production committee managing a coordinated project which will include toys and a toy-based animated series.

The new series named “Bakugan Battle Planet” will air in most territories where Cartoon Network is present including the United States, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Latin America as well as Australia and New Zealand, the only notable exceptions are Canada and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. In Canada, Bakugan Battle Planet will air on Teletoon (owned by Corus, who also own Nelvana and also operates Cartoon Network in Canada). The animated series is expected to premiere in North America in December 2018, and will premiere in Latin America and EMEA in 2019.

The new animated series will follow the adventures of Dan and his friends, who are the first kids on Earth to bond with the Bakugan – a mysterious race of alien creatures. Episode storylines will feature friendship as a major theme as well as battling and competition.

The Bakugan Battle Planet toy line will be very similar to the franchise’s previous incarnation but will also include new features that will bring together revolutionary card and app play. The new marble-like ball toys can instantly transform into multiple collectible characters when rolled over a magnetic card. The game will have different levels of difficulty ranging from beginner to advanced and will also allow the ability to compete against multiple opponents. The game will offer enhanced collectability because of the wide range of strategy options that are available to players.

The toy line will launch in North America and other select markets in the first quarter of 2019 and will be rolled out globally from the second quarter of 2019. Along with broadcasting rights, Cartoon Network Enterprises will be managing the product licensing program for Bakugan Battle Planet in all territories outside of Asia of which will be available at retail from 2019. In Asia, Takara Tomy will launch the toy line in Japan and TMS will manage the distribution of the toy range, animated series as well as the related licensing programme.

From The Spin Master Press Release: Spin Master Announces the Global Relaunch of “BAKUGAN” In Partnership with Cartoon Network, TMS Entertainment and Nelvana Limited

Spin Master Ltd. (TSX: TOY; http://www.spinmaster.com), TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd., and Nelvana Ltd., have announced an agreement in principle to relaunch the global hit “BAKUGAN”. Set to debut on the 10 year anniversary of the original series, the coordinated project also includes the development of toys, toy-linked TV animation and the formation of a joint production committee.

“BAKUGAN” originally launched in 2008 and quickly captured the imagination of children around the world. “BAKUGAN” became a global franchise, delivering multiple years of television content. “BAKUGAN” was named Toy of the Year and License Property of the Year in 2009.

The new series, “BAKUGAN Battle Planet”, will air on Cartoon Network in the US, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, and Teletoon in Canada. The animated series follows the adventures of Dan and his best friends, the first kids on Earth to bond with the mysterious alien creatures known as the Bakugan. With storylines themed around friendship, battling and competition combined with a new integrated toy line, “BAKUGAN Battle Planet” is anticipated to be one of the biggest and most dynamic franchises yet. In addition to the television series, additional short form content will be available online.

“BAKUGAN is a global legacy brand that aided in the evolution of Spin Master’s approach to entertainment and franchise development,” said Ronnen Harary, Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO. “We are excited to be working with our global partners to relaunch BAKUGAN, bringing innovation, excitement and battling fun to children all over the world.”

The BAKUGAN Battle Planet toy line will retain the essence of what made the original toys so popular, with exciting new features that bring revolutionary card and app play. Innovative, all-new marble-like balls with ingenious technology instantly transform into multiple collectible characters when rolled over a magnetic card. The game will bring different levels of play, from beginner to advanced, and allow players to compete against multiple opponents. This will offer enhanced collectability due to its wide range of strategy options.

The toy line will be available in North America and other select markets in Q1, 2019 and will be rolled out globally beginning Q2 2019. The animated series will premiere in North America in December 2018, and Latin America and EMEA in 2019. The Bakugan licensing program, led by Cartoon Network Enterprises in all territories except Asia, will also be available at retail in 2019. In Asia, Takaratomy will launch the toy line in Japan and TMS will manage distribution of the toy, animated series and related licensing program.

For more information please visit http://www.bakugan.com.

About Spin Master

Spin Master (TSX:TOY; http://www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 96 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 28 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master has 28 offices and employs over 1,700 people globally in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

About TMS

TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS) is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished animation studios. TMS has won recognition from the international filmmaking industry for its highly-acclaimed animation, pioneering techniques and proud commitment to quality. With a dedicated team of development, production and design executives, TMS’s growing reputation is reflected by the versatility, artistry and originality of the programs the company has produced for international markets worldwide. Established in 1964, TMS has produced more than 200 features, and over 100 TV program series, with a total of 12,000 half hours for global distribution. TMS programs have attained worldwide recognition and TMS will continue to strive for excellence. Visit TMS at http://www.tms-e.com/english/.

About Nelvana Limited

Nelvana is Canada’s premier animation company and a world-leading producer and distributor of children’s content. Nelvana has delighted audiences around the globe for more than 40 years with a vast library of more than 4,000 episodes from original, award-winning series like Babar and Franklin. Nelvana’s content is distributed in more than 160 countries worldwide and broadcasts across Corus Entertainment’s suite of leading kids networks. Nelvana Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, manages the organization’s portfolio of in-house and third-party brands with offices in Toronto and Paris. Nelvana Studio, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, employs more than 300 Canadian artists working with local and international producers to create premium children’s content for a global stage. For more information, visit http://www.nelvana.com.

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Over The Garden Wall Hollow Town Comic Issue One Out Now At Comic Stores Across The United States

Over The Garden Wall Hollow Town Comic Issue One Out Now At Comic Stores Across The United States

Over The Garden Wall Hollow Town Comic Issue One Out Now At Comic Stores Across The United States

BOOM! Studios (the comic book publisher of Cartoon Network’s many animated shows including Adventure Time and Steven Universe), has released the first issue of a new short comic book series based on Cartoon Network Studios’ critically acclaimed and Creative Arts Emmy award-winning miniseries – Over The Garden Wall. The limited comic book series published under BOOM!’s imprint – Kaboom, will consist of five issues and issue one was released in the United States yesterday (19th September) is now available at comic book stores and also BOOM! Studio webstore. Digital copies can be purchased through comiXology, iBooks, Google Play and the BOOM! Studios app. The new comic book series is released just in time for Autumn and before Halloween.

In the new comic book series – “Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town” Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice return to the Unknown and come across a small town inhabited by creepy doll-people. But after Greg loses a shoe, it’s up to Wirt to earn money for a new pair, leading him to babysit some doll-children that may cause Wirt to stay in town forever. The comic book series is written by (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Fairies) with art by Jorge Monlongo (The Powerpuff Girls comic book series).

in an all-new adventure from writer Celia Lowenthal (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Fairies) and artist Jorge Monlongo (Powerpuff Girls comic book series). The first issue of Over The Garden Wall: Hollow Town features main cover art also by Celia Lowenthal as well as variant covers by Natalie Hall (Adventure Time) and Miguel Mercado (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers).

Whitney Leopard, Editor at BOOM! Studios made a statement about the new comic book series:

“Over The Garden Wall beautifully blends fascinating characters, exciting thrills and surprising chills and we’re excited to continue all-new stories in this amazing world created by Pat McHale. Celia and Jorge are bring to life an exciting new adventure in OVER THE GARDEN WALL: HOLLOW TOWN, as Wirt, Greg and Beatrice learn more about family, friendship and the dangers of creepy dolls that don’t seem to leave you alone.”

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