CP growth for YouTube brands and older nostalgic IPs getting new content made some of the biggest headlines in kids entertainment news this year, and also attracted the most eyeballs. As 2020 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at our top-10 Kidscreen Daily stories for the year.
Coming in first by quite a margin was the news that mobile game Subway Surfers (pictured) would roll out an exclusive North American consumer products program at Walmart. With more than 2.7 billion downloads, the popular endless runner game grew its US retail presence with toys, apparel, accessories and home tech.
Other stories that resonated with our readers included news about YouTube darling CoComelon (100 million subscribers), Thomas & Friends, SpongeBob and Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.
Our Kidscreen Awards results always make for a popular story when we announce the winners in February. And this year, an editorial about Black Lives Matter also garnered a lot of attention.
#1: Walmart rides Subway Surfers wave by Ryan Tuchow
New licensees came on board the popular mobile game as part of an exclusive retail launch at the big-box chain in North America.