People Toys & Games 

New Barbie modeled after COVID Vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 395 New Barbie modeled after COVID Vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert Toymaker Mattel Inc modeled a new barbie to pay tribute to Sarah Gilbert, co-developer of the Astra Zeneca vaccine. The new “Gilbert Barbie” is a spitting image of Sarah. The doll can be seen wearing a long-oversized navy-blue pantsuit along with rimmed black spectacles, just how Sarah prefers it. In a candid interview, Gilbert said, “It’s a very strange concept having a Barbie doll created in my likeness. I hope it will be part of making it more…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

New Pingu series arrives in overseas markets

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,983 Tokyo-based Sony Creative Products Inc. (SCP), which manages licensing in the Japanese market for the much-loved little animated penguin Pingu on behalf of rights owner , has announced the arrival of the new,entirely Japanese-made-and-produced computer-animated TV series Pingu in the City in Europe. Pingu in the City launched in the Japanese market in October 2017. Following the announcement last year of a new distribution partnership for Pingu with Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L. (SME), focusing on Europe and Latin America, a number of European broadcast partnerships are…

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