SUNRISE, Fla., Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Jazwares, LLC a global leader in toys and licensing, and Chinese animation distribution specialist and brand manager WeKids Asia Ltd. announce the formation of a strategic partnership. They will work together to distribute toys based on popular brands and properties throughout Greater China and will create new children’s toy and media properties bound for global success.
The partnership kicks off with WeKids Asia securing Chinese airing of The Hotel Transylvania TV series. The introduction of Jazwares’ highly-anticipated Hotel Transylvania toy line will be distributed by WeKids to the Greater China market following the release of box-office giant Hotel Transylvania 3 in July of this year.
“The Chinese market is ready for the introduction of Jazwares’ products based on kids properties that deeply engage children with their compelling stories and outstanding characters,” said Sean Chu, President, CEO and Founder of WeKids Asia. “We know that Jazwares has an exemplary track-record of bringing high-quality products with strong play value to the market. The combination of Jazwares’ creative design coupled with the deep engagement that kids have with Hotel Transylvania will be a sure winner, and we are delighted to start our partnership focused on this property.”
The partnership will take center stage this October at the China Toy Show in Shanghai where they’ll unveil plans to roll out more of Jazwares’ top performing toy lines.
“China is a critical market, we’re eager to bring Jazwares’ toys to children and families throughout Asia. We are excited to partner with WeKids, a company that has distinguished itself by overseeing the management and distribution of multiple outstanding animated properties from producers around the world,” said Judd Zebersky, Chief Executive Officer and President of Jazwares. “We are confident that by pairing Jazwares’ commitment to innovation with WeKids’ fantastic ability to manage kids brands, this strategic relationship will bring both companies much success in China and around the world.”
About Jazwares LLC
Jazwares, a subsidiary of Alleghany Capital Corporation, is a global leader in consumer products including toys, plush, collectibles, musical instruments, and consumer electronics. With over 20 years of design, development, and manufacturing expertise, Jazwares is an award-winning company with a progressive focus on identifying new trends and transforming them into high-quality products for consumers of all ages. Jazwares, which is headquartered in Sunrise, FL, has offices around the world and sells in over 100 countries. Jazwares’ mission is to entertain through the creation of innovative product. The company’s portfolio features a variety of dynamic, wholly-owned brands along with leading global licenses, and includes acquisitions First Act, Russ Berrie, Applause, and Zag Toys. For more information about Jazwares, follow us at @Jazwares on Instagram and Twitter.
WeKids is China’s market leader in providing the best-in-class animation from around the world to kids and families in Greater China, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. With more than 4,000 episodes of outstanding kids’ animation, WeKids works with digital distribution partners to be the premiere on-demand destination for millions of Chinese kids who are eager to view great animated programs from across the globe, available on multiple new media platforms in both Chinese and English. In addition, WeKids oversees the merchandising, publishing, and ancillary exploitation of key properties throughout Greater China, including all aspects of brand management. For more information, please visit: www.wekids.com.