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Egmont gets set to launch a new Teletubbies magazine

The first issue of Egmont's new Teletubbies magazine, launching in October 2016

Egmont will launch a new Teletubbies magazine next month, building on the popularity of the rebooted pre-school programme, which airs on BBC’s CBeebies channel at 7.00am daily. Teletubbies first hit screens in 1997, and the show follows the four colourful main characters – Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po – in a playful environment which is designed to help young children ... Read More »

Have You Seen All The Twinkle Books?

DC Thomson’s weekly nursery comic Twinkle, “the picture paper specially for little girls”, was one of the great survivors of the British comics industry. Beginning with its first issue dated 27 January 1968, it ran for 1638 issues with the last one dated 5 June 1999, plus 34 annuals covered dated from 1970 to 2003, and a regular summer special over a similar period. ... Read More »

New This Week: Lion Guard Magazine from Panini

Lion Guard Magazine

Panini’s new 36-page children’s magazine based on the popular new animated series The Lion Guard launches in the UK this week (Friday 28th July), aimed at kids aged five to seven. The animated series premiered in April, continuing the story of The Lion King film, focusing on the adventures of Simba’s son, Kion and his group of friends. The series has been accompanied by ... Read More »

Egmont to launch Bing magazine

Bing Magazine Issue 1 - Final Cover

Egmont will launch a new children’s magazine, Bing, as a regular monthly frequency publication later this month. Regular downthetubes readers may recall the company previously published its first Bing magazine as part of their pre-school Play & Learn titles, back in 2014. Bing is a pre-school television series from Acamar Films. First broadcast in 2014, the series is a firm favourite with pre-schoolers across the UK ... Read More »

Immediate Media launches Go Jetters Magazine, To Fans Delight

Go Jetters Magazine Promo Image

Immediate Media has just launched its BBC Go Jetters Magazine, based on the popular CBeebies show – to the obvious delight of at least one parent, who has posted this enthusiastic review over on YouTube, on SuperToysUniverse, and the Jones Family, who managed to keep the toys on the cover for their review here. On sale now in all good newsagents, Immediate Media ... Read More »

Print Still Matters for Kids, says publisher Egmont

Reading 'Whoopee!', 1977 © Acme Museum Services

Studies commissioned by Egmont Publishing suggest that reading printed titles creates a greater bond between parents and kids – and printed titles still carry more weight than eBooks and digital reading. The findings – the result of a commissioned study carried out by FamilyKids and Youth and the University of Sussex’s Children and Technology Lab – echo recently announced research conducted by BookTrust in association ... Read More »

DC Thomson to publish Noddy magazine inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s Noddy, Toyland Detective

Noddy Magazine - DC Thomson

DC Thomson has announced it will publish a magazine based on the new DreamWorks Animation television series Noddy, Toyland Detective. Noddy magazine will follow Noddy, Toyland Detective, now airing on Channel 5’s Milkshake, which sees Noddy and his famous car, Revs and dog Bumpy in the brand new role of Toyland Detective, solving mysteries and encountering Toyland friends old and new.   ... Read More »

Egmont launches Paw Patrol magazine

Paw Patrol Promotional Image

Egmont Publishing has just launched PAW Patrol magazine, aimed at boys and girls aged 3-5 years, based on the daily children’s TV show shown on Nick Jr featuring hero pups, their gadgets and vehicles. Every issue has adventures to read, puzzles to solve and free stickers. “I am very excited about the launch of Paw Patrol magazine which will give ... Read More »

DC Thomson launches Twirlywoos magazine

Twirlywoos banner

DC Thomson, publishers of The Beano and Thunderbirds Are Go, has just launched Twirlywoos magazine, the magazine behind the hit CBeebies show that follows Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick seeking adventure wherever they go. Twirlywoos magazine is a 28-page title specially created for kids aged two to four, based on the key values of the Twirlywoos show – silly, fun and ... Read More »

Missing in Action: Marvel UK’s “Just William” Project

Just William character designs by Maureen and Gordon Gray

A comics company lives or dies by its catalogue, and back in the 1980s and 1990s Marvel UK, like others, was always considering new ideas from editors. Some fell at outline stage, such as my proposed roleplaying game magazine (suggested following the release of a licensed Heroquest one shot). Others, including several developed by Tim Quinn, got a little further down ... Read More »

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