Elizabeth Foster

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Articles by Elizabeth Foster
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Spin Master can’t crack the code for Hatchimals

Once the toy and entertainment company’s golden egg, the brand contributed to a 3% decline in revenue for fiscal 2019.

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Spin Master, Nickelodeon unleash PAW Patrol movie

The popular puppy property’s first animated feature will be distributed by Paramount Pictures in August 2021, and will be followed by multiple feature films from Spin Master.

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HUGE! Play teams with Epic Story Media

Founded by former Hasbro and Fisher-Price execs, the newly launched toyco will create toys inspired by key IPs from Ken Faier’s Epic Story.

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Portfolio’s new focus on film

Following increased demand from SVOD services, the company has set about diversifying its catalogue with family-friendly films, says Donnie MacIntyre.

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WildBrain launches consumer products YouTube program

Led by Steve Manners, the joint effort will combine expertise from the company’s licensing agency and digital distribution platform.

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Big Bad Boo scares up new animated series

The kids content creator will develop, finance, produce and distribute new shows inspired by Highlights publishing brands.

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How Nelvana is diversifying its portfolio with Slime Rancher

VP of global consumer products Mellany Masterson discusses why the kids producer-distributor is making a push into the gaming world.

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Cirque du Soleil opens the big tent for new content

In addition to his role as CEO of VStar Entertainment, Eric Grilly will serve as executive head of studio alliances with a focus on expanding Cirque’s portfolio.

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Blue Ant acquires children’s property Jelly Jamm

Previously owned by Spain’s Vodka Capital, the preschool IP includes two seasons of an animated series, 13 songs, 17 original characters and an L&M program.

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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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Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood grows with new licensees

Fred Rogers Productions and 9 Story Brands have inked a raft of new agreements and renewed a number of licensing partnerships for the preschool property.

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Cirque du Soleil swings into TV with Big Top Academy

Cirque’s first live-action children’s show is produced by Montreal’s Apartment 11 Productions.