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June 19, 2013

Leading U.S. toymaker Jakks Pacific has expanded its licensing agreement with Televisa, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic Americans, for the “El Chavo” brand.

NEW YORK — Leading U.S. toymaker Jakks Pacific has expanded its licensing agreement with Televisa, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic Americans, for the “El Chavo” brand. 

June 10, 2013

Lowe’s is leveraging the popularity of Disney animated films "Monsters University" and "Toy Story" for its nationwide movie-themed Build and Grow clinics for kids.

Lowe’s is leveraging the popularity of Disney animated films "Monsters University" and "Toy Story" for its nationwide movie-themed Build and Grow clinics for kids.

The special hour-long clinics, recommended for children in grades two through five, will take place on select Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. throughout the summer and are free, the company announced.

May 22, 2013

Vizio, a supplier of consumer electronics, is launching a Father’s Day contest called "Give Dad Your Best," sponsored in part by Best Buy, M-Go and DreamWorks Animation.

IRVINE, Calif. — Vizio, a supplier of consumer electronics, is launching a Father’s Day contest called "Give Dad Your Best," sponsored in part by Best Buy, M-Go and DreamWorks Animation, in which participants are encouraged to upload to its site a video or photograph celebrating their fathers accompanied by a personal story of appreciation.

February 12, 2013

Toys"R"Us announced that it will be the first retailer in the United States to offer Fisher-Price's Octonauts toys.

WAYNE, N.J. -- Toys"R"Us announced that it will be the first retailer in the United States to offer Fisher-Price's Octonauts toys.

June 1, 2012

Toys"R"Us and DreamWorks Animation have unveiled "World of Madagascar," a new brand featuring toys based on characters from all three Madagascar films, now available exclusively at Toys"R"Us online and in store locations around the world.

WAYNE, N.J.

June 27, 2011

Toys"R"Us announced that it will offer an exclusive collection of toys based on the animated short Toy Story: Hawaiin Vacation, playing in theaters in conjunction with Cars 2.

WAYNE, N.J.  — Toys"R"Us announced that it will offer an exclusive collection of toys based on the animated short Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation, playing in theaters in conjunction with Cars 2.

Examples in the line include:

  • Sheriff Woody 16-inch action figure dressed in Hawaiian shirt, straw hat and lei. The toy can say 20 phrases when kids pull the string on his back and plays Hawaiin music.

February 7, 2011

Element14, a collaborative engineering community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, announced that Jeri Ellsworth has joined its "ask an expert" panel to further promote the exchange of ideas among professionals, enthusiasts, and DIYers alike within the community.

CHICAGO  -- Element14, a collaborative engineering community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, announced that Jeri Ellsworth has joined its "ask an expert" panel to further promote the exchange of ideas among professionals, enthusiasts, and DIYers alike within the community. Ellsworth is also offering the element14 community early access to her latest video tutorial, which looks at designing a circuit that triggers sound effects, music and mechanical animation through motion.

June 4, 2010

It’s not everyday a Viking ship lands in the middle of New York City’s busiest neighborhood, so more than a few heads turned to check out the 40-foot vessel promoting DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon.

The ship, which was flanked by folks dressed in full Viking gear, was stationed at Duffy Square in Times Square on March 22 and March 23 to showcase the film as well as its unique merchandising partnership with Walmart. The Viking ship was the first of more than 2,500 that will be arriving in Walmart stores.

June 4, 2010

It’s not everyday a Viking ship lands in the middle of New York City’s busiest neighborhood, so more than a few heads turned to check out the 40-foot vessel promoting DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon.

The ship, which was flanked by folks dressed in full Viking gear, was stationed at Duffy Square in Times Square on March 22 and March 23 to showcase the film as well as its unique merchandising partnership with Walmart. The Viking ship was the first of more than 2,500 that will be arriving in Walmart stores.

May 31, 2010

Toys"R"Us is gearing up for the upcoming release of Toy Story 3 with dedicated boutiques,...