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Market trends, politics, technologies, media, and innovations at the crossroads of 21st-century entertainment and education.
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Tweens to help develop new Hoho series Mimi & Bibi

Tweens to help develop new Hoho series Mimi & Bibi | Smart Media | Scoop.it
In a collaboration with new UK-based digital platform TotallyTween, London-based prodco Hoho Entertainment is turning Hoho Rights-owned girls' fashion property Mimi & Bibi into an original interactive animated series for eight- to 10-year-olds.
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Such a simple but smart concept. Will be interesting to see how it translates in practice. 

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Book List: The Best of Transmedia & Alternate Format Storytelling

Book List: The Best of Transmedia & Alternate Format Storytelling | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Books are amazing in the way that they can create a whole world using nothing but words. That being said, there is also something to be said for transmedia storytelling. Transmedia storytelling is ...
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A little list of winning youth transmedia reads - from the horse's mouth, so to speak. 

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Sweety High heads confidently into girls’ worlds

Sweety High heads confidently into girls’ worlds | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The class of girl-skewing social networks has its latest newcomer in Sweety High, a brand-new online community developed by a panel of seasoned kids entertainment execs - including former leaders from Stadoll, Disney, Sony and Nickelodeon.
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Transmedia Trailblazers: SLJ Reviews Six Multiplatform Titles — The Digital Shift

Transmedia Trailblazers: SLJ Reviews Six Multiplatform Titles — The Digital Shift | Smart Media | Scoop.it
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Barbie sales continue to fall in Mattel’s fourth quarter

Barbie sales continue to fall in Mattel’s fourth quarter | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Barbie global sales fell by 12% in the fourth quarter, contributing to Mattel's 6% drop in overall global sales. Year-end results show the toyco's revenues down by 7% overall to US$6.02 billion.
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Sagging sales for Barbie is old news. But is the mighty American Girl edifice finally showing cracks, as well? 

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New kids social network Viddiverse goes live

New kids social network Viddiverse goes live | Smart Media | Scoop.it
New York-based Viddiverse, a brand new COPPA-compliant social network targeting tweens, officially premieres today featuring a raft of video from kids content partners including Nelvana Enterprises and Zodiak Kids.
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Will Viddiverse pick up where Everloop seems to have dropped off for tweens in the COPPA-compliant social space?

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Barbie brings Stardoll to life

Barbie brings Stardoll to life | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Mattel has launched its new Barbie collection inspired by the girls-oriented online fashion and gaming community Stardoll.The Barbie by Stardoll line of collectible dolls marks the dress-up virtual world's first foray into the physical doll space.
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