Spin Master

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Spin Master signs a super-deal with DC

The global agreement will see the Toronto-headquartered company launch various iconic superhero products starting in 2020.

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Spin Master to relaunch Bakugan

The company has teamed up with TMS Entertainment and Nelvana to create a new series for Cartoon Network based on the hit property.

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Deals: CBC, Gusto Worldwide, eOne

CBC inks deals for Barry Avrich’s The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret, Finding The Secret Path and Jessica Jessica, Gusto sells three originals, plus more.

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In brief: Nguyen’s Hummingbird Project to open VIFF

Plus: Spin Master, Kew Media and eOne all add to their teams, and WIFT-T names its Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship recipient.

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Spin Master acquires plush manufacturer Gund

The USD $79-million purchase sees Spin Master expand further into the infant toy and specialty gift category, and marks the latest in a string of acquisitions for the company.

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Spin Master expands in Central Eastern Europe

The toy and entertainment company has opened a new sales and marketing office in Warsaw, Poland, while also appointing a new GM in the region.

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Spin Master hires pair of entertainment execs

Jamie Whitney and Alex Soto join Spin Master Entertainment as the division works to develop new global properties.

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Spin Master sees more momentum in Q3

The introduction of the toyco’s wildly popular Hatchimals toys contributed to continued growth.

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Teletoon debuts Masha and the Bear

The series, which is growing its North American presence, is produced by Russia’s Animaccord Animation Studio.

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Spin Master’s Q2 revenue spikes 40%

Sales for licensed The Secret Life of Pets toys, along with a 310% jump in intellectual property revenues, led Toronto’s Spin Master to a big bump in Q2 revenues.

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Deals: CBC, Bron Studios, Tricon

CBC has acquired the first season of BBC One drama The A Word (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

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Spin Master acquires Swimways

The Canadian entertainment co is establishing itself as a key player in the outdoor and sports toys category with the US$85-million purchase.