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Ken Faier launches new animation studio

Loomi Animation will focus on original content for Epic Story Media and Epic Storyworlds, starting with Dex and the Humanimals for CBC Kids.

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Spin Master grows gaming efforts with Rubik’s Cube

The Toronto-based toymaker and entertainment company is jumping on the retro toy train, in a US$50-million deal for the popular ’80s STEM puzzle.

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Karma comes for Netflix

The streamer has ordered 40 x 11-minute episodes of new animated musical series from 9 Story Media Group and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.

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9 Story bolsters exec ranks with four new appointments

The kids-focused producer and distributor has added executive firepower across its distribution, development, legal and technology teams.

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Epic Story expands with new sister company

Kicking off with Dex and the Humanimals, Epic Storyworlds is founded by Ken Faier and Steve Couture and will focus on interactive franchises.

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eOne’s new show to take off with Netflix

President of family brands Olivier Dumont weighs in on why the SVOD was the right partner for the studio’s space-themed family series Alien TV.

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COVID-19 contributes to tough Q1 for Spin Master

Revenue dipped 4.9% to US$227.3 million, offset partially by growth in construction toys, games and puzzles.

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Hasbro bracing for challenging second quarter

The owner of Entertainment One saw its revenue decline 7.5% to US$1.11 billion in Q1 as production of both toys and shows were delayed by COVID-19.

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How 9 Story stays productive in a pandemic

President and CEO Vince Commisso explains how the company will maintain its output in the long term during the COVID-19 crisis.

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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.