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NICKELODEON AND PARAMOUNT+ REVEAL FIRST LOOK AT SEASON TWO OF RUGRATS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2022

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Rugrats Renewed for Season Three and 13 Episodes Added to Season Two

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BURBANK, Calif., July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nickelodeon and Paramount+ today revealed a teaser for the second season of the reimagined animated series Rugrats, following the iconic babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, and Phil and Lil – as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view. During an exclusive panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022, the renewal news for a 13-episode season three and pickup for 13 additional season two episodes was also announced. Season two is coming in 2023 to Paramount+.

Moderated by Jim Viscardi (Executive Editor, Comicbook.com), the panel brought together the iconic voice talent behind the adventurous babies—EG Daily (Tommy), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), Charlet Chung (Kimi)—and executive producer Eryk Casemiro, and featured a discussion on rebooting the iconic series for a modern audience and an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes art from season two.

In the second season of Rugrats, the babies are back and ready to take on the world with their pint-sized perspectives and a diapie full of snacks. New episodes follow Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil, and Lil as they cross the frozen tundra, discover the treasures of ancient babies, and journey to the other side of the moon, while spending more time with friends including Kimi and her mom Kira, Begley, Boris and Minka, Gabi, Tia Esperanza, and more!

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Paramount+’s all-new Rugrats series reimagines the classic ’90s hit and features rich and colorful CG-animation. From Nickelodeon Animation, the series follows the babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, and Phil and Lil – as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view. Season one is currently airing on Nickelodeon and is available to stream on Paramount+.

The original Rugrats series launched August 11, 1991, and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, spawning consumer products and three hit theatrical releases, cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling, and unique visual style. Rugrats was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids’ Choice Awards, and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.

About Paramount+
Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Streaming Network for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

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Pinfinity and Fandom Launch Exclusive Mixed Reality Experience at San Diego Comic-Con

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SAN DIEGO /PRNewswire/ — Pinfinity, a patented augmented reality collectible pin company, and Fandom, the digital destination for movie and comic book fans, announced the official launch of a new product in a one-of-a-kind promotion at San Diego Comic-Con, 2022.

Say so long to standard wristbands – fans who attend the Fandom party will receive a custom collectible event lanyard and Pinfinity pin, each pin provides an exclusive augmented reality experience for attendees that they can continue to relive throughout the year.

“We are huge advocates of what Fandom accomplishes and represents for the entire community and couldn’t be prouder to be part of their Comic-Con event! We love seeing Pinfinity pins being used to engage fans in new and unique ways, helping to elevate a fan experience to its full potential,” says Pinfinity CEO Hannah Arevalo.

Pinfinty’s patented offering launched in 2020 takes the licensed pin category and brings it into the future. Their focus is on collector-quality pins combined with an augmented reality digital layer of pre-recorded video, animation, stereo sound, and interactivity through the engagement to a free Pinfinity mobile app available on Google Play and the Apple Store.

Pinfinity+ was recently launched as a first-of-its-kind AR collectible pin subscription service focusing on gaming (Pinfinity+ Gaming), community favorite Magic: the Gathering, with additional verticals in development. Inside Pinfinity+ Members enjoy exclusive benefits (discounts, giveaways, bonuses, content) and can share or trade their collections, stories, and love of pop culture in exclusive online and in-person experiences.

Pinfinity was founded by a team of experienced fans with over $1billion in licensed direct-to-consumer product sales.  The company has offices in San Diego and London, with pins featuring top franchises in fandom including, Hasbro, Comcast NBCUniversal, The Henson Company, BethesdaNetflix, Electronic ArtsDisney, and more have embraced the products, offering exclusive content and collectibles for their fans.

Pinfinity aims to create a unique fan engagement with a lineup of collectible pin community through exciting products and exceptional service, uniting the world in the shared celebration of fandom. You can keep up to date on Pinfinity via their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages (@PinfinityAR)

If you are interested in learning more about Pinfinity and how they could partner with your brand, please contact the Pinfinity team at https://pinfinityar.com/contact and they will be happy to coordinate a time to speak with you!

About Fandom

Fandom is the world’s largest fan platform where fans immerse themselves in imagined worlds across entertainment and gaming. Reaching more than 300 million unique visitors per month and hosting more than 250,000 wikis, Fandom.com is the #1 source for in-depth information on pop culture, gaming, TV and film, where fans learn about and celebrate their favorite fandoms. Fandom’s Gaming division manages the online video game retailer Fanatical. Fandom Productions, the content arm of Fandom, enhances the fan experience through curated editorial coverage and branded content, its Emmy-nominated Honest Trailers and the weekly video news program The Loop. For more information follow @getfandom or visit: www.fandom.com.

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Mojo Presents the 10 Shocking Reveals at San Diego Comic-Con 2022

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Every year, San Diego ComicCon brings shocking reveals and 2022 was no different. For this list, we’re looking at the most exciting and surprising news and footage to come out of this massive fan event. Our countdown includes The Avengers Assembling Twice in 2025, Avatar Aang Returning For a New Movie, A Hilarious Dungeons & Dragons Campaign, Electrifying Details About “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” and more! What upcoming project are you the most excited about? Let us know in the comments!

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TWO POP-CULTURE SENSATIONS SQUISHMALLOWS AND POKÉMON JOIN FORCES FOR EPIC PLUSH COLLABORATION

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New Squishmallows x Pokémon Plush Makes Debut with Fan-First Reveal at San Diego Comic-Con Booth #3513

SAN DIEGO /PRNewswire/ — Jazwares, a leading global toy company, today announced that two of the toy industry’s top powerhouse brands are teaming up, Squishmallows and Pokémon! Exclusively revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, the new Squishmallows x Pokémon collection is a collaboration with The Pokémon Company International, combining the loveable personalities of Squishmallows with the most iconic Pokémon in the franchise.

“Joining forces with Pokémon to bring fans this monumental new offering takes the Squishmallows brand to a completely new level of pop-culture coolness,” said Gerhard Runken, Senior Vice President of Brand & Marketing, Jazwares.

“Pokémon continues to offer new and premier ways for fans to experience and show their love for the brand,” said Amy Sachtleben, director of Licensing, The Pokémon Company International. “This collaboration with Jazwares to introduce Pokémon in the immensely popular Squishmallows expression is a perfect fit for fans of both brands. We can’t wait to see reactions at Comic-Con International in San Diego and the upcoming launch on PokemonCenter.com.”

Officially planned to launch this Fall on PokemonCenter.com in the US, PokemonCenter.com/en-gb in the UK, and PokemonCenter.ca in Canada, the Squishmallows x Pokémon collab builds on each brand’s unique DNA and multi-generational appeal. All-time favorite Electric-type Pokémon Pikachu and the Ghost- and Poison-type Pokémon Gengar will now be huggable Squishmallows, available on PokemonCenter.com later this year. At Jazwares Comic-Con Booth #3513, attendees will get a first look at this exciting new plush collection before hitting PokemonCenter.com.

 “As demand for Squishmallows continues to skyrocket, we’re thrilled to debut this exciting partnership at San Diego Comic-Con, where celebrating collector culture with fans comes first,” Added Jeremy Padawer, Chief Brand Officer, Jazwares.

On social media, Squishmallows content has officially squished through the roof, generating nearly 8 billion video views on TikTok, while @squishmallows (and related hashtags) has been tagged in more than 1 million Instagram posts. Additionally, the Squishmallows social media channels have ballooned to more than 986,000 followers, and nearly 100 global and local Facebook groups have been created by fans. In the Metaverse, the recently launched Squishmallows on Roblox game continues to be widely popular with players where they can collect Squishmallows virtual plush, hang out with friends, and more in an ultra-cool and colorful world.

Since Squishmallows debuted in 2017, each plush has featured its own lovable personality, and the brand has become known for its ultra-soft feel and whimsical aesthetic.  With more than 1,500 unique Squishmallows to collect, ranging from two- to 24-inches in size, the brand has captivated fans of all ages, and won the hearts of Squishmallows fans in more than 40 countries. Such strong brand retention has resulted in multiple line extensions, including HugMees™, Squish-Doos™, Stackables™, and Squishville™ and robust consumer products ranging from apparel and accessories, to home decor and pool floats, and more.

©️2022 Kelly Toys Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved. Squishmallow and Squishmallows are trademarks of Kelly Toys Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Jazwares.

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TM, ®, and character names are trademarks of Nintendo.

About Jazwares

Jazwares, a subsidiary of Alleghany Capital Corporation, is a leading global toy company, recently expanding into the costumes and pets category. Jazwares’ portfolio includes a variety of dynamic licensed and wholly owned brands. The Jazwares Game Studio further expands play opportunities for kids within the Metaverse. Jazwares celebrates 25 years of innovative play with expertise in design, development, and manufacturing. An award-winning company with a progressive focus on identifying new trends, Jazwares then transforms them into high-quality products for consumers of all ages.

Headquartered in Sunrise, FL, Jazwares has offices around the world and sells its products in more than 100 countries. Since its inception in 1997, Jazwares continues to grow through the development of new products and the strategic acquisitions of companies. For more information about Jazwares, please visit www.jazwares.com.

About Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

This release contains disclosures which are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements include all statements that do not relate solely to historical or current facts, and can be identified by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “project,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “believe,” “potential,” “should,” “continue” or the negative versions of those words or other comparable words.  These forward-looking statements are based upon Jazwares’ current plans or expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and Jazwares has no specific intention to update these statements.  As a consequence, current plans, and anticipated actions may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by Jazwares or on Jazwares’ behalf.

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