41 Entertainment (“41e”) announced that it has secured a strong list of major licensees in all key categories in advance of the Brand Licensing show in London for PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures property (the “Property”) which will be represented at the Lisle International booth F020. PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures TV series (26 x 22’) is slated to begin broadcast in English speaking markets in fall 2013 including Disney XD in the US, SKY in the UK and TEN Network in Australia followed by a number of other key markets in late 2013 and spring 2014.
“The licensing program for the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures property was launched only in March of this year and has quickly achieved a strong list of committed licensees, mostly in North America, but also globally. We will launch the property to international clients in London this month and look to expand with high quality partners as we build, with our strong group of local agents, towards the fall 2013 launch” states Allen Bohbot, CEO of 41e.
The list includes in part Hybrid Apparel in the U.S. and JCorp in Canada for apparel, SGI Apparel for sleepwear in North America, Berkshire Fashions for headwear and cold wear in North America, Fast Forward for backpacks and lunch kits in North America, Candyrific for novelty candy and boxed gummies worldwide (ex-Japan), General Fabrics for fabrics worldwide (ex-Japan), Idea Nuova for furniture and lamps in the U.S. and domestics in Canada only, Jay Franco for domestics in the U.S., DGL Group for electronic products in the U.S., Commonwealth for novelty and gift in North America, M.Z. Berger for watches/clocks, HBA and novelty items in North America, BUYSEASONS for party favors in North America, DecoPac for cake and kits in North America, Rubie’s for costumes and masks in North America, SKYHIGH for stationery in North America, Trends for posters and calendars in North America, Bandai America for worldwide master toy, K’NEX for construction toys worldwide (ex-Japan), Pressman for puzzles in North America and NAMCO BANDAI Games, as the copyright owner and licensor of the Property, who will launch new video games and arcade games worldwide.
Avi Arad, Executive Producer of Arad Productions, continues, “PAC-MAN™ is a global property and it makes sense that companies worldwide would want to join our effort and produce high quality product based on PAC-MAN and the world of characters we created. We look forward to welcoming more leading companies to the PAC-MAN™ family."
“We are very happy with the reception to the property and excited about the prospects to be achieved at MIPCOM and Brand Licensing this month. The worldwide licensing program, managed by 41e, is really strong”, adds Shin Unozawa, Chief Operating Officer at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Source: 41 Entertainment