Category: Licensing

Headline News Fringe Digital Comic Series Debuts

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:23am

Just in time for the start of its fourth season on September 23, critically acclaimed TV show FRINGE (Fridays 9/8c on FOX) debuted today a new digital comic series “Beyond the Fringe.”

Headline News Lucasfilm Launches Initiative to Benefit Stand Up To Cancer

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:12pm

Lucasfilm announced today that in celebration of the September launch of Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray, it is linking up with celebrities, eBay and Major League Baseball to ask fans to Use the Force for Good to support Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).

Headline News Where’s Wally? Sells Over 1 Million Greeting Cards in U.K.

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 10:50am

Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading entertainment brands, and Woodmansterne, the No.1 publisher of greeting cards to independent retailers in the UK, are pleased to announce that Woodmansterne’s Where’s Wally? greeting card range has sold more than 1 million cards in the UK!

Headline News Pocoyo SwiggleTraks Toys Race Into Retail Nationwide

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 11:42am

Bandai America Incorporated is introducing a new twist – literally – on classic track play for preschoolers with the debut of the Pocoyo SwiggleTraks Feature Set, now available at retail locations nationwide and online.

Headline News Robert Chapek to Head Disney Consumer Products

The Walt Disney Company President and CEO Robert A. Iger announced today Robert Chapek, President of Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios, has been promoted to President of Disney Consumer Products, reporting to Iger.

Headline News Little Airplane's Small Potatoes Inks Exclusive Deals With iTunes, Penguin Group

Little Airplane Productions' "Small Potatoes," the animated musical sensation that has become a Facebook phenomenon with 75% growth in 'likes' month over month, has inked exclusive deals for an original album on iTunes and a book series from Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Headline News New Australian Toy Licensee Appointed For Fireman Sam & Bob The Builder

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, and Haven Licensing, have today announced the appointment of Big Balloon as Australian toy licensee for popular pre-school brands Fireman Sam and Bob the Builder.

Headline News WonderCon Moves to Anaheim

WonderCon, part of Comic-Con International's (CCI) family of conventions, today announced that the 2012 show will be held March 16-18, and Anaheim, California, will play host to the long-running comics and popular arts convention.

Headline News 4Kids, 4sight to Present Lineup at Brand Licensing Europe 2011

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11:15am

Among the hit brands being presented is Yu-Gi-Oh! - the global phenomenon that boasts millions of fans across the world and has inspired several hit TV shows and a series of best-selling trading card games.

Headline News Bob the Builder Workshop Manual Launches Today

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11:13am

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, and Haynes announce the launch of the Bob the Builder Owners’ Workshop Manual which is available to buy in stores from today, 1 September.

Headline News Nick Consumer Products Canada To Represent Viacom In The Region

Nickelodeon Consumer Products (NCP), a division of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced plans to take its Canadian licensing and merchandising business in-house as of 1 October 2011.

Headline News Chuggington Eats Healthy with DVD Campaign

Riding the rails has never been sweeter! “Chuggington” the preschool hit from children’s entertainment company, Ludorum, will help young “trainees” and their families from coast-to-coast get on board with healthy eating when a new cross-promotional campaign from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Well-Pict Berries leaves the station this summer.

Headline News Sesame Workshop Names Jennifer Ahearn VP Of Licensing, Strategic Partner Relations

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has named Jennifer Ahearn to the position of Vice President of Licensing, Strategic Partner Relations.

Headline News Dinosaur Train Featured In National Amtrak Promotion In August

The Jim Henson Company, Random House Children’s Books and Paramount Home Entertainment have partnered with Amtrak for a nationwide promotion in August to support the season premiere on PBS KIDS of Dinosaur Train: Dinosaur Big City on August 22 and the DVD release on August 23.

Headline News Nick Announces New Art Toy Deal For SpongeBob SquarePants

Nickelodeon, Toynami, Inc. and successful designer vinyl toy brand UNKL have entered into a new licensing agreement to create a line of co-branded SpongeBob SquarePants urban vinyl toys modeled after UNKL’s successful UniPo figures.

Headline News Nickelodeon Acquires Monsuno Series

JAKKS Pacific, Inc., Dentsu Entertainment USA and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) announced today a global content distribution deal with leading children’s entertainment network Nickelodeon for worldwide broadcast rights to the new original animated entertainment franchise Monsuno.