Modern Media introduces a bimonthly magazine, Chicken Soup for the American Soul, in June 2005, with 150,000 copies distributed through newsstands and subscription…. Bendon, Penguin Putnam and Publications International are creating books based on Hasbro's Candyland game, while Paradise Press is releasing coloring and activity titles for Fur Real Friends…. Little Brown is releasing tie-ins for ToddWorld, the animated series inspired by the books of Todd Parr…. RJM Licensing signed TrendLab to market Amazing Baby infant gift products on behalf of Templar Publishing, as well as edibles, inc. (snacks) and Designs by Taylor (bedding) for Guess How Much I Love You? on behalf of Candlewick…. FUNimation acquired Noddy from Chorion PLC. The book-based series will be on PBS Kids in July…. Warner Bros. names Funrise the global master toy licensee for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Correction: Modern Publishing holds the license to Little Tikes, not Tyco as stated in "Increasing Play Value" (Oct. 18, 2004).