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Headline News Mia and me Wins MipJunior Licensing Challenge 2011

“Mia and me”, produced by Lucky Punch GmbH – a joint venture between m4e AG and Professor Gerhard Hahn from Hahn Film, has won the 8th annual MipJunior Licensing Challenge.

Blogs Korea Media & Content Market at the Highland Center

Last week I attended the Korea Media and Content Market sponsored by the Korean Trade-Investment Agency (Kotra).The event was held at the Hollywood & Highland Center and was designed to introduce a number of Korean animation and media companies and their projects to interested investors and potential partners.

Headline News HIT Ent. Appoints Bonnier Group as Publishing Partner for Angelina Ballerina

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights owner, today announced it has appointed The Bonnier Publishing Group, the UK based subsidiary of Bonnier Books, a division of the Swedish media giant Bonnier AB, as the first UK and Australia CGI publishing partner for popular pre-school brand, ‘Angelina Ballerina’.

Headline News The Jim Henson Co. & Chick-Fil-A Team On Pajanimals Campaign

World-renowned family entertainment producer and distributor The Jim Henson Company has partnered with Chick-fil-A, the national restaurant chain specializing in chicken dishes, for a nationwide promotion in support of the preschool series, PAJANIMALS, debut on 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout in the U.S. this October.

Headline News Chuggington Leads Kid-Focused Traffic Safety Campaign

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:00am

Ludorum plc, creators of the popular animated television series Chuggington, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the government agency that works toward making roadways safer, announced at a press conference today at Tubman Elementary School a joint, multi-dimensional campaign designed to provide child transportation guidance to families with young children preschool-aged to third grade.

Headline News Johnny Cupcakes & Nick Bring SpongeBob SquarePants to Carnaby Street

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:26am

Johnny Cupcakes and Nickelodeon today announce the launch of an exclusive t-shirts collection featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and retro Nickelodeon properties Cat Dog, Aaahh! Real Monsters, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life and Rugrats.

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.

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