HIT Entertainment announced three new publishing deals for Barney, Thomas & Friends, and Angelina Ballerina in Latin America. Publications will start hitting shelves this spring.
New partners include Editora Fundamento, which will publish picture storybooks for Thomas & Friends in Portuguese available for Brazil; Editora Vale das Letras in Brazil, which will publish Thomas & Friends coloring & activity, puzzle, bath and book plus CD ROM formats in Portuguese.
Editorial Vértice will publish the first Angelina Ballerina line in Latin America with story, coloring and activity books for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Editorial Vértice also will publish coloring and activity books for Barney and Thomas & Friends, and the Thomas & Friends magazine in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. In addition, Barney coloring and activity books will be published in Mexico.
“We are thrilled to partner with Editora Fundamento, Editora Vale das Letras and Editorial Vértice to bring new publishing formats for HIT Entertainment brands to these territories,” says Gabriela Arenas, vice president of consumer products of the Thomas division for the Americas. “HIT properties continue to grow in popularity in Latin America, and deals with these three leaders in Latin American publishing demonstrate thecontinued demand for Barney, Thomas & Friends and Angelina Ballerina.”