Spin Master

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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.

Masha

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.

The A Word

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.

Powerpuff girls

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.

Valerie Creighton

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.