In addition to its highly creative products, Moose Toys is known for winning awards and disrupting the market with its creations. With good reason: By focusing on “the business of making children happy,” Moose Toys leads in categories such as collectibles, craft, dolls, games and youth electronics, with brands that include Shopkins, Little Live Pets, Pikmi Pops, Happy Places, Treasure X, The Grossery Gang, Scruff-A-Luvs and Mighty Beanz.

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Pikmi Pops Lollipop Chase Game

Help the Pikmi Pops fill their trees with lollipops! Win by being the first to earn four lollipops while dancing, singing and sharing stories with your friends. The game includes one sweet scented Pikmi plush. For 2-4 players, ages five and up.

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December 5, 2018

Beginning November 12th, Crayola partnered with Chick-fil-A restaurants offering children a series of five premium toys to encourage creativity and fun. The premium toys include a Storybook Artist set, a Roll-n-Draw set, a Colorful Texture Safari kit, a Color Critter Box and Crayola-gami set. Each premium also includes Crayola crayons and an offer for $10 in savings on purchases from

The program is supported by a micro-site on including two Create-It-Yourself holiday craft ideas for parents and kids to do at home. Marketing support for the program includes in-restaurant signage, drive-thru signage and a mention on the Chick-fil-A website. The program is scheduled to run through December 17th.

About Crayola

Crayola LLC, based in Easton, Pa. and a business of Hallmark Cards, Inc., is the worldwide leader in children's creative expression products. Known for the iconic Crayola Crayon first introduced in 1903, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities and creativity toys that offer children innovative new ways to use color to create everything imaginable. Consumers can find the wide array of Crayola products in the "Crayola Aisle" at all major retailers. For more information, visit or join the community at

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KING FEATURES produces new animation in celebration of popeye’s 90th anniversary

New Series on the Popeye and Friends Official YouTube Channel

Will Introduce the Classic Character to Younger Audiences

Anniversary Includes Return of “Popeye’s Cartoon Club”


NEW YORK, December 3, 2018 -  To kick off Popeye’s 90th anniversary celebration in 2019, King Features Syndicate, a part of Hearst Entertainment, announces the debut of “Popeye’s Island Adventures.” The original animated short series will introduce comic icon Popeye and his friends to today’s digitally native children on the Popeye and Friends Official YouTube Channel. The series launch was announced by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication President Neeraj Khemlani and President of King Features Syndicate C.J. Kettler.

Originally appearing in 1929, E.C. Segar’s Popeye character first debuted in “The Thimble Theatre” comic strip in the New York Journal-American, which was at that time owned by Hearst Founder William Randolph Hearst. The much-loved character developed alongside his cast of friends before making his film debut in 1933 and television debut in 1960. For nearly 90 years, the Popeye character has resonated in print and on screen for audiences of all ages.

Developed with children in mind, “Popeye’s Island Adventures” introduces the spinach-loving sailor man to the younger generation by combining the original squash and stretch animation style with a fresh update on the original characters and storyline. The new Popeye has a youthful appearance and more eco-friendly position, growing spinach on the roof of his dieselpunk style houseboat and collecting rain water in barrels. Olive Oyl, the original damsel in distress, is now a shining example of feministic ideals that fans new and old will want to emulate. No longer sitting on the sidelines, Olive is now a strong, independent, and resourceful woman who is at the center of every adventure. Bluto remains the series’ antagonist, but his motives have changed as he pursues Popeye’s spinach in a quest for strength. The new Popeye project will complement the sailor man’s growing online presence; the character currently has close to 10 million followers on Facebook.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Popeye to YouTube and a new generation of kids,” Swartz said.

“It is fitting that Popeye, one of King Features’ original animated characters, is the first of our brands to be reintroduced through short form video content created specifically for the YouTube audience,” Khemlani said. “King Features has a deep library of IP - from Flash Gordon, Mandrake and The Phantom to partner properties like Blondie, Hagar the Horrible and Beetle Bailey -  and Popeye is taking the lead with development of new entertainment, merchandising and e-commerce to serve a new generation of fans.”

The debut of “Popeye’s Island Adventures” will kick off an anniversary celebration that includes the return of “Popeye’s Cartoon Club” as an homage to the fan art that E.C. Segar often shared at the end of “The Thimble Theatre” comic strip. The campaign invites top cartoonists from around the world to contribute their own Popeye comics. King is also ready to unveil merchandise from more than a dozen new partners from around the world to elevate the iconic sailor at retail in the coming months.

“Popeye is an iconic pop culture character and the responsibility to serve his fanbase while introducing him to a new audience of multiple generations is enormous,” Kettler said. “The Popeye 90th Anniversary celebration will include not only the short form animation on YouTube but a relaunch of E.C. Segar’s Popeye Cartoon Club in print, digital and social media featuring some of the most notable talent in cartooning and illustration as well as key partnerships for streetwear apparel and trend setting collaborations. We look forward to further developing Popeye with additional retail partners, licensees, and longer form storytelling in the future.”

WildBrain was contracted for worldwide management of the Popeye and Friends Official YouTube Channel in May and has since produced new compilations of cartoon favorites including “Classic Popeye,” “Popeye and Son” and “The Continuing Adventures of Popeye” as part of an ongoing strategy to grow the sailor man’s global audience across the platform.

Fans can start watching “Popeye’s Island Adventures” today at the Popeye and Friends Official YouTube Channeland can check out the recently launched website for the latest updates on Popeye’s 90th Anniversary Celebration. also features an interactive timeline charting his history and a photo filter feature that allows fans to brand and share their Popeye-inspired strong to the finish moments.

About King Features

King Features Syndicate is a unit of Hearst–a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses–and part of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, which includes cable network partnerships, television programming activities, and newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing operations. King Features is one of the most experienced organizations in licensing and entertainment. It is also the world’s premier distributor of comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to newspapers, magazines, web portals, mobile outlets and news organizations worldwide. King represents some of the most recognizable global brands, includingBetty Boop™, Popeye®,Cuphead,Flash Gordon™, The Phantom™, Hägar the Horrible, Prince Valiant ® and Mandrake the Magician. For more information, please visit

About Popeye
Sailor. Tough guy. Hero. Legend. That's Popeye. An underdog with bulging forearms, a mean uppercut and a love of canned spinach. Unassuming, unsophisticated and undeterred by a challenge, from the minute he walked into the comic strip, “The Thimble Theatre,” and muttered his famous “Ja think I’m a cowboy?” line, Popeye the Sailor Man captured the hearts of millions of fans around the globe. As the star of his own comics strips and animated content on the big screen and small, Popeye became quickly ingrained in American culture, and today remains one of the most recognizable pop-culture icons in the world. Popeye celebrates his 90th Anniversary in 2019!

About WildBrain

WildBrain is an industry leader in the management and creation of preschool and children’s entertainment content on platforms such as YouTube, Amazon Video Direct and others. WildBrain’s branded YouTube network is one of the largest of its kind, featuring more than 110,000 videos for over 600 kids’ brands in up to 22 languages. The WildBrain network, which has over 50 million subscribers, generated over 129 billion minutes of watch time across 25 billion views, from July 2017 through June 2018. Connecting kids’ content owners with advertisers in the Advertising Video-on-Demand (AVOD) space, the WildBrain network features popular third-party brands such as Fireman Sam, Curious George, Shopkins and Ben 10, as well as much of DHX Media’s world-renowned library of 13,000 half-hours of kids’ and family content, including “Peanuts,” “Teletubbies,” “Strawberry Shortcake,” “Caillou,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Degrassi,” “Yo Gabba Gabba!” and many others. WildBrain Studios also specializes in the creation of new, original content for its network, such as animated and live-action shorts; toy-play and stop-motion videos; preschool counting and alphabet videos; nursery rhymes and more. WildBrain is a wholly owned subsidiary of DHX Media (TSX: DHX; NASDAQ: DHXM).


Media Contacts

Brian Reinert, DKC on behalf of King Features,, 212-981-5198

Paul Luthringer, Hearst,, 212-649-2540



Bunnylou Teams Up with FanGirl Consulting to Build Licensing Business

The Mission to Inspire and Ignite Curiosity Around the World Has Begun


Novato, San Francisco Bay Area - On December 1, 2018, Angie Wilson, creator of Bunnylou, teams up with Anita Castellar, CEO of FanGirl Consulting & Brand Management LLC, to collaborate on building brand recognition and licensing business around Wilson’s characters, Bunny, Loulou, and their whimsical friends from the lovely land of Lilac Mae.

“My children in their toddler years, were the inspiration behind the formation of Bunnylou. I hope that the illustrations, stories, and musings that I have shared with friends and family throughout the years, will serve as inspiration to the young and young-at-heart around the world to find joy in the simpler themes that Bunnylou offers. I believe that FanGirl’s mission to break code and bring to life tangible memories for kids of all ages, is key to developing the Bunnylou brand into building a dynamic licensing property,” stated Wilson.

Anita Castellar, CEO of FanGirl is a highly respected professional in licensing circles, and is well-known for her groundbreaking work in launching toy lines as well as an innovative strategist in building successful hardlines products. Wilson and Castellar are no strangers to the licensing business, having forged a professional and personal friendship from their years as colleagues at Lucasfilm Ltd. where they worked side-by-side to close business deals to sustain the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises for Lucas Licensing, and later worked together to nurture the brands through the Disney acquisition after George Lucas sold the commercial divisions of Lucasfilm to the Walt Disney Company in 2012.

Initial goals for Bunnylou will be to build brand awareness and recognition for Bunnylou’s core objective of making “simple” and “cute” cool through sharing heartwarming stories and illustrations with the world. Publishing, stationery, digital media, along with toys/plush are the initial launch categories under review.

“It will be a lot of hard work, but I know with Anita’s positive energy and motivation, I can see success in this venture,” Wilson reflected with enthusiasm.

For information on licensing opportunities, contact:

FanGirl Consulting and Brand Management LLC


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NOSEDIVE Challenges Players to Create the Perfect Life with Classic Table Top Board Game Integrated with a Free Companion App


LOS ANGELES, CA – 2018 – Global content producers Endemol Shine North America and gaming publisher and distributor Asmodee North America announced today the launch of NOSEDIVE, the first-ever social board game inspired by Emmy Award-Winning Netflix series Black Mirror. Modeled after the iconic episode of the same name starring Bryce Dallas Howard, NOSEDIVE players are challenged to create a “perfect” life by collecting Lifestyle Cards, while avoiding any “dings” to their Social Score.

Integrated with the free NOSEDIVE smartphone app available on iOS and Android, the game includes over 1,000 unique experiences to impress players’ important friends and improve their social standing.

NOSEDIVE features light social and strategic gameplay that is engaging, interactive and accessible for new players.

NOSEDIVE is published by Asmodee Group and distributed by Asmodee North America and launches at and Target stores nationwide Nov. 25 for $19.99.

Designed for 3 to 6 players ages 13 and older. Approximate gameplay - 45 minutes.

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About Black Mirror

Black Mirroris produced by House of Tomorrow, part of Endemol Shine Group. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.Black Mirrorisavailable on Netflix globally with a fifth run coming soon. The critically acclaimed anthology has won multiple awards including most recently four Emmy Awards for season four episode USS Callister.

About Endemol Shine North America

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

About Asmodee North America

Asmodee North America is a publishing, sales, marketing, and distribution arm of the global Asmodee Group, a leading international company dedicated to bringing great games and amazing stories to all corners of the world. Asmodee North America represents the strongest portfolio of board games in the industry, including such favorite titles as Catan, 7 Wonders, Dixit, Spot It!, Splendor, Pandemic, Dead of Winter, Ticket to Ride, X-Wing™, and many more.



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