Spin Master

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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.

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Spin Master inks raft of new licensing deals

The company has announced the launch of several toy lines for fall 2016, including Powerpuff Girls (pictured) and Popples.

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Toca TV makes its debut

Toca Boca’s subscription-based video platform makes its soft launch in Canada before moving into other English-speaking markets this fall.

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In Brief: Saskatchewan honours Creighton, NSI gets down to business

CMF president and CEO Valerie Creighton (pictured) receives 2016 Saskatchewan Order of Merit, NSI launches a new business-focused program, and more news from the week.

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Spin Master sees more double-digit growth in Q3

The toy and entertainment company saw Q3 gross profit jump 37% to US$205.2 million and revenue rise by 31.7% to US$386.8 million.

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Spin Master ups two senior execs

Patricia Burns (pictured) has been promoted to senior director of production and supervising producer while Courtney Sanford is now running the company’s new SpindoTV digital platform.

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Spin Master inks licensing deals with DreamWorks Animation

The Toronto-based toyco has acquired the master toy licence for Noddy (pictured) and renewed its licensing deal for DWA’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise.

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Nelvana charms more licensees for preschool series

Nelvana Enterprises has inked a trio of new licensees for Nelvana/Spin Master copro Little Charmers, which debuted on Nick US and Treehouse Canada in January.

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Spin Master boosts preschool, girls series with new hire

Laura Clunie (pictured) is joining Spin Master Entertainment as its new VP of creative affairs, girls and preschool.

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Nelvana, Spin Master pact on girl-skewing preschool series

Nelvana Enterprises and Spin Master are developing Little Charmers, a new girl-skewing CGI preschool series set to debut on Treehouse and Nickelodeon in 2015.

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Chasing the YouTube kid demo with Spindo TV

Toronto-based toy maker Spin Master and web animation distributor Mondo Media discuss plans for a new channel.

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PAW Patrol line hits Toys ‘R’ Us

The new toy line for Spin Master’s PAW Patrol will debut in Toy ‘R’ Us locations across Canad and online on May 18.