Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Pop Culture Specialist Fanattik Wraps-Up ‘TMNT’ Deal for Pan-European Giftware

The pop culture specialist, Fanattik, has signed a pan-European gift license with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to develop and launch a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-inspired collection.

The new range will span home decor, barware, gifts, and collectables, all of which will be available from June this year in shops across Europe.

Considered one of the most popular kids’ TV programmes of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird when it made its debut as a successful comic book series before becoming an animated TV series, a live-action TV series, and later spawning four blockbuster movie releases.

“From the comic books in the ’80s to the films of the ’90s and the more recent animated series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a brand with real heritage,” said Anthony Marks, Managing Director (MD), Fanattik.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been translated into a significant consumer products business with toys, apparel, home goods, video games, DVDs and more generating millions at retail.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a top selling action figure and the franchise is a previous recipient of the Toy Industry Association’s top honour for Property of the Year at the TOTY Awards.

“The whole creative team is so looking forward to working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With over 90 per cent brand recognition with both male and females under the age of 55 and such a well engaged fan base, the Fanattik team understands that we need to create a range that will appeal fans both new and old,” said Melissa Tudor, head of product development at Fanattik.

“Before it was announced to the team that we had this license the MD bought a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade machine for the office, so we must get this right, otherwise he is going to take it away.”

Mark Kingston, Senior Vice President (SVP), international, ViacomCBS Consumer Products, added: “We’re excited to amplify the Turtles universe with a fully loaded gifting range from Fanattik, with products that will resonate with the broad spectrum of fans from this beloved IP.”

Head of sales, Luiz Ferreira, said: “Fanattik works with all levels of the European gift market so we are asking toy an gift retailers that are not already talking to us to contact myself to book a video appointment so they can learn more about this upcoming Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles range.”

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Fanattik is a licensee for 20th Century Fox, Microsoft, Capcom, Universal Studios, Capcom, Bethesda, Studio Canal and more.

Fanattik has won numerous awards with the latest being the North West Business Of The Year organised by the Federation of Small Business just prior to Covid.

The Fanattik Jaws bottle opener and Friends premium limited edition pin badge were both nominated for Gift Of The Year 2021.

Fanattik's new partnership with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for European giftware will delight fans of the heroes in a half-shell.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Readies Next Chapter of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with All-New CG-Animated Theatrical Release Produced By Point Grey Pictures!

Sources: ToyNewsLicense Global.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for February 3, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for February 3, 2021 | Nickelodeon
Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

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Pinkfong x PAHO/WHO | Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark | Stay Safe from COVID-19 | Pinkfong! Kids' Songs & Stories

Pinkfong x PAHO/WHO | Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark | Stay Safe from COVID-19 | Pinkfong! Kids' Songs & Stories

For more information about how to stay safe from COVID-19, please visit:

Learn the easiest way of staying healthy and safe with fun songs presented by Pinkfong Baby Shark x PAHO/WHO!

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CBS All Access Adds 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' (2019), 'Wonder Pets' and 'Imagine That'

CBS All Access, the soon-to-be rebranded streaming service from ViacomCBS, today (Feb. 2) added two more fan-favorite Nickelodeon shows to its programming library: The first season of Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? revival and Nick Jr.'s Wonder Pets, the former of which joins its original series on the platform. The service has also added the 2009 Nickelodeon Movies theatrical Imagine That, starring Eddie Murphy.

The addition to Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019) comes as Nickelodeon is about to premiere season two, "Curse of the Shadows," on Friday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

About Wonder Pets

Linny the Guinea Pig, Ming-Ming Duckling and Turtle Tuck travel around the world to rescue animals. Geared toward preschoolers, these three classmates are up for any challenge in this photo-puppetry animated series. Episodes encourage teamwork and problem-solving as well as singing and an appreciation of music and laughter.

CBS All Access seems to be having a bit of a problem with Wonder Pets at the moment, with episodes not appearing. Keep checking back on if you're having trouble.

About Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019)

Members of the Midnight Society tell a terrifying tale of the Carnival of Doom and its evil ringmaster, Mr. Tophat, only to witness the shocking story come frightfully to life.

The new members of the Midnight Society are: Rachel, played by Lyliana Wray (Top Gun: Maverick); Gavin, played by Sam Ashe Arnold (Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.); Akiko, played by Miya Cech (The AstronautsRim of the World, Always Be My Maybe); Graham, played by Jeremy Taylor (IT: Chapter Two, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween); and Louise, played by Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl, The Worst Witch). The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr. Tophat, is played by Rafael Casal (Blindspotting).

Imagine That

What if your daughter's imagination was the secret to your success? When a highly competitive money mogul (Eddie Murphy) finds his financial kingdom slipping, he turns to his 7-year-old daughter (Yara Shahidi) and her fantasy world of imaginary princesses for help. Embarking on a whirlwind journey of comic proportions, father and daughter are about to discover that sometimes all you need is a little imagination - and a lot of love - in this feel-good winner with something for everyone. 2009 | 107min | PG.

CBS All Access will become Paramount+ on Thursday, March 4! Click here to find out how you can get a 50% discount!

H/T: Special thanks to What's on Paramount+ for the news!; Additional source: Movieclips Classic Trailers.

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