August 24, Mt. Laurel, NJ: In a feline-fantastic update for fans everywhere, the universally loved Cats vs Pickles franchise is expanding its paw-prints with the launch of a brand-new activity book! As followers around the world are already aware, Cats vs Pickles toys from Cepia, LLC, are the iconic super soft, 4" bean-filled collectible plushies that tell a touching tale of friendship, acceptance, and inclusivity.
Based on the endearing premise that's won hearts globally - cats mistakenly being frightened of pickles, with pickles only wishing for companionship - Cats vs Pickles has garnered unprecedented attention. With over 2.5 million views and an astounding 2.5 million hours of YouTube content consumed, 100 million views on TikTok, and a strong community of nearly 150 thousand followers on Meta, this franchise shows no sign of slowing down.
Thanks to a collaboration between Dynamite Entertainment and Curiosity Ink Media, a division of Grom Social Enterprises, Inc., fans young and old can now indulge in nearly 100 pages of furry-filled entertainment. Perfectly crafted for kids aged three to seven, this activity book promises more than mere fun. Authored by the talented Annie Auerbach, children can dive deep into the dynamic world of Cats vs Pickles. From coloring pages aplenty to brain-teasing puzzles, mazes, and games, the new release is a treasure trove of amusement. And let's not forget the cherry on top – over 100 stickers that kids can proudly showcase, with a nod to parents' approval, of course.
This release is the third book in Dynamite and Curiosity's publishing journey with the Cats vs Pickles franchise. Eager fans can look forward to other titles like "Everybody Loves Cats vs. Pickles" and the festive-themed "Cats vs. Pickles: How the Gherkins Stole Christmas," set to roll out just in time for the holiday season.
CATS VS PICKLES: CATS ON THE RUN! COLORING & ACTIVITY BOOK is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2023 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market and slated for release in October 2023.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
About Cepia, LLC
Headquartered in St Louis, MO, Cepia, LLC is a family-owned, private entity renowned for its imaginative, entertainment-centric brands. With a vision led by industry veteran and former "inventor of the year," James Russell Hornsby, and a dedicated team of toymakers, Cepia's mission is to conjure magic in every toy, sparking wonder in children across the globe. The company's celebrated brands include VS World and Pop Soft Plush, available at major and specialty retailers both in the USA and internationally. For a closer look into their world of wonder, visit www.cepiallc.com.
About Curiosity Ink Media
Curiosity Ink Media is a global media company that develops, acquires, builds, grows and maximizes the short, mid & long-term commercial potential of Kids & Family entertainment properties and associated business opportunities. Driven by a best-in-class leadership team, Curiosity Ink Media’s multi-faceted I.P. library is designed to amass ongoing value through strategic stewardship, partnerships and highly targeted market entry.
About Grom Social Enterprises, Inc.
Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. is a growing social media platform and original content provider of entertainment for children under 13 years of age, which provides safe and secure digital environments for kids that can be monitored by their parents or guardians. The Company has several operating subsidiaries, including Grom Social, which delivers its content through mobile and desktop environments (web portal and apps) that entertain children, let them interact with friends, access relevant news, and play proprietary games while teaching them about being good digital citizens. The Company owns and operates Top Draw Animation, which produces award-winning animation content for some of the largest international media companies in the world. Grom also includes Grom Educational Services, which has provided web filtering services for K-12 schools, government and private businesses. For more information, please visit gromsocial.com.