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Royal Mail celebrates 60 years of classic children’s TV

Royal Mail "60 Years of Children's TV" Stamps - 2014

The Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme kicks-off 2014 with an issue that celebrates over 60 years of Classic Children’s TV – and almost every character featured has appeared in one comic or more down the years. 12 of the most popular characters from children’s television are included in the set that features Andy Pandy, Ivor the Engine, Dougal – from ... Read More »

Redan Publishing delivers digital Peppa Pig title

Peppa Pig Digital Magazine

Redan Publishing – run by former Marvel UK CEO Robert Sutherland – has extended its partnership with Entertainment One to launch its first digital Peppa Pig magazine. The new digital format – based on the company’s top-selling Fun To Learn Peppa Pig Bag-O-Fun Magazine – will be available on the Apple Newsstand from Thursday 5th December. The monthly magazine will ... Read More »

downthetubes Popular Posts – November 2013

Richard Hammond tries to unmask the Stig.

Apart from landings on our home page, here’s a run down of the ten most popular posts on downthetubes over the past 30 days… • The Beano gets a Top Gear makeover thanks to guest editor Richard Hammond This has, to date, proved our most popular post ever, skewing our stats into previously unknown heights. The ‘halo’ effect lasted for ... Read More »

‘Dinomite’ becomes ‘Dinosaur Action” with latest issue

Dinosaur Action Issue 77

Signature Publishing has re-branded its long-running monthly dinosaur-inspired title Dinomite with Issue 77, on sale today (29th November) Now called Dinosaur Action, the name change coincides with a Walking With Dinosaurs The 3D Movie takeover special. Readers can enjoy Patchi, Gorgon and the rest of the cast through facts, games, puzzles, comic strip and awesome things to win. The issue ... Read More »

Poppy Cat Magazine to launch next year from Kennedy Enterprises

Poppy Cat © Coolabi Productions Limited

Coolabi, the creators of the Poppy Cat show (and the new Clangers series) has announced a deal with Bristol-based magazine publisher Kennedy Enterprises for a new stand-alone Poppy Cat magazine, which will launch next year. Poppy Cat, starring the voice of Joanna Page (Gavin & Stacey) and airing everyday on Nick Jr and Nick Jr 2, is based on the ... Read More »

Mister Maker, Tickety Toc magazines in the works

Tickety Toc. Photo: Zodiak Rights

Immediate Media, publishers of Doctor Who Adventures and other BBC-related titles, has snagged the rights to publish magazines based on the pre-school TV series Mister Maker – while Signature Publishing has acquired rights to the Nick Jr and Channel 5-screened adventure Tickety Toc. Both shows are produced by Zodiak Rights – who also make Horrid Henry and Waybuloo – and ... Read More »

Egmont’s ‘All About Sonic the Hedgehog’ launches today

All About Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 1

(Updated with comic credits): Egmont UK’s new All About Sonic the Hedgehog magazine lands in newsagents and other outlets today. The magazine, aimed at children aged between six and ten, is available for £3.99 and contains facts, games, puzzles, things to make, and two comic strips, as well as interviews with Sonic and Dr. Eggman. Although Egmont previously originated its ... Read More »

T-Shirt Booth app launches, offering personalised character shirts that raise charity funds

Now this is genius – and a great way to raise money for charities, too. Digital Giving, an organisation which develops engaging and innovative projects for the benefit of national and international causes, has just launched a unique way of raising funds through a free mobile and web app. T-shirt Booth enables users to purchase personalised T-shirts featuring their favourite ... Read More »

Tree Fu Tom Magazine launches this week

Aimed at 3-5 year olds, Tree Fu Tom magazine will complement the Early Years Curriculum, focusing on physical development.

Immediate Media has launched Tree Fu Tom magazine, based on the popular CGI CBeebies programme of the same name. On the newsstand from tomorrow, 11th September 2013, the title, produced by the company’s award-winning youth and children’s editorial team, recognises the crucial part that physical movement has to play in early years development. Offering positive, rewarding learning experiences, the magazine ... Read More »

Frights on the Frontier!

The DFC Issue 34

The latest issue of the subscription-only weekly British comic The DFC features Jason Cobley and Andrew Wildman’s Frontier on the cover, as heroes Mitch and Daisy find themselves cornered by werewolves in the weird Wild West. “It’s an absolute privilege to be involved in The DFC,” says artist Andrew Wildman in a post on the downthetubes forum. “… It really ... Read More »

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