April 6, 2018
"Mofy," "Wonderballs," "Word World," and "Kung Fu Pork Choppers" will make their debut at the annual licensing trade show this year.
“Mofy,” from Sony Creative Products in Japan, is a TV series for children, ages 2-5. Featuring stop-motion and cotton animation, “Mofy” presents a world of cotton and makes its world a safer place for preschoolers.
“Wonderballs,” from Korea’s Synergy Media, teaches kids arts, crafts, and music while strengthening their cognitive skills. Each Wonderball comes with a new art, crafts or musical instrument. A second season of “Wonderballs” will air in 2018, and production for season three also starts in 2018.
New shows are being planned for PBS’s “Word World,” endorsed by the Department of Education. The brand teaches kids to read with eye-catching illustrations. “Kung Fu Pork Choppers” is based on a popular boys’ action brands and TV series in China. With 1.72 billion views for the most recent series and 7 out of 10 top rated
"I absolutely see the same potential for these properties that we will be showing at the Licensing Expo as I did for other properties I have discovered–Cabbage Patch Kids, Pokémon, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and ‘Yu-Gi-Oh,’” says Al Kahn, chief executive officer, CraneKahn. “The only difference is that we are now living in the digital age and that gives us even greater sales opportunities. We are introducing progressive brands to the market that will bring great fun and joy.”
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