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.
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.
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.
Caroline Mickler Limited, Licensing Agent for Moomin, has announced the expansion of a highly successful line of soft toys based on the much-loved friendly trolls.
NBCUniversal has taken an equity stake in Stan Lee's hockey superhero property THE GUARDIAN PROJECT, reports Variety.
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.
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.
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.
Leading entertainment producer and rights management company Coolabi has secured a raft of new licensing deals for Bagpuss, one of the classic brands it represents on behalf of Smallfilms and Peter Firmin.
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.
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).
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.
Building on the phenomenal success of Pocoyo, Zinkia Entertainment announced today that publishing rights in Italy for the multiplatform global hit property have been granted to the international company De Agostini.
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.
Nelvana Enterprises announces that its popular bunny siblings, Max & Ruby, will be featured in a Kid’s Meal premium promotion at Chick-fil-A restaurants in the United States this summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Walt Disney Company today reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter and six months ended April 2, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
Little explorers can take to the sky with Diego’s Rainforest Rescue, a ride in which kids board hot air balloons that then travel sky high up a rotating tower for fantastic views of Pleasure Beach.