Category: Licensing

Blogs At MIFA the Movement for Creator Driven Contents Begins to Spread Abroad

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 3:57pm

US networks like CN, Nick and Disney have been producing creator driven shows for years. With few exceptions, it is a fairly new approach abroad. At the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this year, it was apparent that this method is starting to catch on abroad and regional channels from US studios like CN and Disney have been leading the charge.

Headline News Big Idea & Wacky Wallscapes Sign Exclusive License Agreement

Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today that they have signed an exclusive licensing deal with Wacky Wallscapes, an industry leader in high quality custom children's wall coverings, to bring the popular VeggieTales characters to a wall near you beginning early this fall.

Headline News First Ever Angelina Ballerina Jewellery Collection from Molly Brown

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, has joined forces with designer jewellery label Molly Brown to create the first ever Angelina Ballerina collection.

Headline News Al Kahn Joins Pacific Entertainment

Pacific Entertainment Corporation (OTCQB: PENT), creators of the Baby Genius brand of musical edu-tainment for infants and toddlers, announced that Mr. Alfred Kahn will join the company as an exclusive consultant in the children’s preschool and education markets.

Headline News Nick Announces Merchandising Programs For Hot Properties

During a special presentation held today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nickelodeon highlighted its leadership position as the world's number-one TV-based licensing business by unveiling plans for new product launches and retail initiatives.

Headline News Nick Announces Jakks Pacific As Master Toy Licensee For Winx Club

Nickelodeon and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) today announced from the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, NV a multi-territory master toy license agreement for JAKKS Pacific to manufacture, distribute and market a line of toys and other products based on the animated action and fantasy series, Winx Club.

Headline News Masters Of The Universe 30th Anniversary Plans Announced

Next stop: Grayskull! Mattel, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products, and Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, today announced they will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Masters of the Universe with the launch of a consumer products program for the iconic franchise that will include 30th Anniversary apparel from Changes, costumes from Disguise, and a special 30th Anniversary edition DVD box set from Mill Creek Entertainment.

Headline News Postman Pat Kicks Off 30th Birthday Celebration

Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, today announced a further commitment from the BBC for the UK’s favourite postie and popular pre-school television series, Postman Pat Special Delivery Service (SDS).

Headline News Nelvana's Max & Ruby Hop Into U.S. Toy Market

Nelvana Enterprises is pleased to announce their partnership with Fisher-Price, Inc., the largest infant and preschool toy manufacturer and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., to act as its master toy partner in the U.S. for the popular bunny sibling brand, Max & Ruby.

Headline News VIZ Media Announces Product License For Tiger & Bunny

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has announced it has been named the exclusive U.S. product licensor for the new animated crime-fighting action series TIGER & BUNNY.

Headline News Poppy Cat Gets North American Licensing Agent

Leading entertainment producer and rights management company Coolabi has appointed The Joester Loria Group, a leading full-service licensing and marketing agency, as the exclusive licensing agent for Poppy Cat for North America.

Headline News New Mr. Men and Little Miss Product Lines Debut In Brazil

Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has secured new licensing and retail deals for Mr. Men and Little Miss in Brazil through its agent Exim Licensing.

Headline News Zinkia’s Pocoyo Expands Retail Presence In The U.S.

Pocoyo, the popular multi-platform children’s entertainment brand from Zinkia Entertainment, will expand its presence at retail nationwide, offering Pocoyo DVD titles from NCircle Entertainment at new retail outlets Kmart and 7-Eleven, as well as Redbox video kiosks.

Headline News Coolabi Expands Poppy Cat And Scarlett & Crimson Licensing Programmes

Leading entertainment producer and rights management company Coolabi has signed several more agreements for two of its key properties, Poppy Cat and Scarlett & Crimson, further expanding the licensing programmes for both.

Headline News Phineas and Ferb Stage Show Coming in August

Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all! Disney Channel's animated gem, the critically acclaimed "Phineas and Ferb," TV's #1 animated series among Tweens 9-14 for three years running, has reached a new pinnacle by inspiring an exciting live touring stage show which will play more than 80 hometowns across the country beginning in August.

Headline News Chorion Unveils Celebrations For Mr. Men’s 40th Anniversary Year

Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has a raft of exciting plans for the 40th anniversary celebrations of its much-loved children’s property Mr. Men.

Headline News Zinkia Partners With Langer Juice Co. On National Pocoyo Promotion

Zinkia Entertainment, the creators of the award-winning children’s entertainment property POCOYO, are partnering with Langer Juice Company on a nationwide promotional campaign in August that provides consumers with the opportunity to receive a free Dance, Pocoyo, Dance! DVD with the purchase of every 10 Langer’s juice bottles.