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NewKidCo International Inc. (TSE:NKC; OTC BB: NKCIF)[1] was an American video game publisher of children's titles based on popular licensed characters, for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft consoles. It went out of business in 2005.

The publisher was originally a division of SoftQuad Software.[2][3]

Initially NewKidCo had subsidiary offices in Burlington, Massachusetts and Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[4] At a later point, it was headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, with its only office being there.[5]

NewKidCo had a partnership with Canadian animation studio CinéGroupe to make video games based on Tom and Jerry and Dora the Explorer. Circa 2003, two of NewKidCo's properties, Winnie the Pooh and Dora the Explorer, were sold to Gotham Games.

Most of their games were rated E for everyone, with the exception of Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers, which is rated T for teen due to its excessive yet cartoony violence. Ubisoft published almost all of NewKidCo's titles in Europe since the company did not have an office there.


Title Platform(s) Developer(s) Year(s)
Tiny Toon Adventures: The Great Beanstalk PlayStation Terraglyph Interactive Studios 1998
Sesame Street: Elmo's Letter Adventure Nintendo 64, PlayStation Realtime Associates 1998 (PS)
1999 (N64)
Sesame Street: Elmo's Number Journey
Disney's Story Studio: Mulan PlayStation Revolution Software 1999
Hello Kitty's Cube Frenzy Game Boy Color, PlayStation Culture Publishers (PlayStation)
Torus Games (Game Boy Color)
Sesame Street: The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Game Boy Color Bonsai Interactive Corporation
Sesame Street: Elmo's 123s Bonsai Entertainment
Sesame Street: Elmo's ABCs
Doug's Big Game ImaginEngine/Magellan Interactive 2000
Dragon Tales: Dragon Seek PlayStation Zed Two Game Design Studio
Dragon Tales: Dragon Wings Game Boy Color
Tigger's Honey Hunt Nintendo 64, PlayStation Doki Denki Studio
Tom and Jerry in Fist of Furry Nintendo 64, Windows VIS Entertainment
Tom and Jerry in House Trap PlayStation Warthog Games
Tom and Jerry in Mouse Attacks! Game Boy Color
Winnie the Pooh: Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood TOSE
Dragon Tales: Dragon Adventures Handheld Games 2001
E.T.: Digital Companion Powerhead Games
E.T.: Escape from Planet Earth Saffire
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Game Boy Advance Fluid Studios
Goofy's Fun House PlayStation The Code Monkeys
Sesame Street Sports Game Boy Color, PlayStation Bonsai Interactive Corporation (GBC)
Realtime Associates (PlayStation)
E.T.: Away from Home PC Lexis Numérique 2002
E.T.: Interplanetary Mission PC, PlayStation Lexis Numérique (PC)
Digital Eclipse Software (PlayStation)
E.T.: Phone Home Adventure PC Lexis Numérique
E.T. and the Cosmic Garden Game Boy Color Zed Two Game Design Studio
Little League Baseball 2002 Game Boy Advance Handheld Games
Muppet Pinball Mayhem Digital Eclipse
Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Cave+Barn Studios
Tom and Jerry in Infurnal Escape CinéGroupe
Dora the Explorer: The Search for Pirate Pig's Treasure
Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox VIS Entertainment 2002 (PS2)
2003 (NGC/Xbox)
Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs and Ham Game Boy Advance Handheld Games 2003
Dr. Seuss: The Cat in the Hat PlayStation DC Studios 2004
The Cat in the Hat Game Boy Advance Game Titan 2005



  1. ^ "About NewKidCo International Inc." NewKidCo. December 29, 2001. Retrieved on July 28, 2010.
  2. ^ "SoftQuad International Explores Strategic Alternatives for Web Tools Unit - Press Centre". 1998-06-10. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  3. ^ "Business Wire: SoftQuad International Inc. Announces Special Meeting of Shareholders". 15 May 2005. Archived from the original on 15 May 2005. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Corporate Directory." NewKidCo. October 7, 1999. Retrieved on July 27, 2010.
  5. ^ "Corporate Directory." NewKidCo. January 4, 2002. Retrieved on July 27, 2010.

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