Former Disney and DreamWorks executive will work closely with Charles M. Schulz’s family and Wildbrain’s content teams to drive licensing strategy and growth.
Consumer branding pro will lead global management of the company’s existing IP across licensing, merchandising, retail, and promotions; previously spearheaded successful licensing programs for major franchises including ‘Star Wars’ for Lucasfilm Ltd. and ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ for Lionsgate.
New Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will create multi-platform, data-driven TV, film, and book content; parent company Naver commits $100M for production development and financing.
eOne’s popular animated preschool series will hit Japanese airwaves July 3 on TV Tokyo; Dentsu has signed on as the master CP agent to drive acceleration of licensing for both brands.
Oscar-nominated animated features ‘Chico & Rita,’ ‘Ernest & Celestine’, and ‘A Cat in Paris’ among films being featured during the channel’s ‘Persistence of Vision’ Animated Features Showcase, Saturday Matinees, and the weekly Women Filmmaker/Artist Spotlight.
In addition to his legal responsibilities as director, the newly named VP of Business and Legal Affairs will also oversee licensing for the company and its brands.
Currently in pre-production, new kids’ CG animated series created by Kate Wogan and Debbie MacDonald follows a young girl who with the help of eco-heroes, safeguards the environment for future generations.
In newly created role, veteran licensing executive will drive global expansion of entertainment brands and original IP including ‘Strawberry Shortcake,’ ‘Caillou,’ ‘Teletubbies,’ and ‘Chip & Potato.’
Company’s new China-based animation incubator project, Hot Pot! Cartoons, seeks innovative creatives and content from the Middle Kingdom to develop for global markets.
He-Man, Skeletor, and a fractured Eternia return in a five-episode ‘Part 1’ from Mattel TV, which also gets its own after-show special with voice cast appearances including Mark Hamill, Chris Wood, and Sarah Michelle Gellar; series and special hit the streamer July 23.
Development deal with THINK450, the content and partnership arm of the National Basketball Players Association, includes the CG animated live-action hybrid series, ‘King of the Court.’
As part of new kids’ content partnership, companies will develop new original animated series and mobile game, both based on ‘Arpo,’ a popular YouTube show ‘Arpo.’
New show empowers kids using dreamtime adventures to teach important social-emotional and problem-solving skills; the brand includes interactive plush toys and music videos, available on YouTube and other streamers.
Studio teams with Play.Works games platform on three titles based on the iconic animated character; first game is now available on the platform’s connected TV network via leading streamers.
Netflix and Mattel share a glimpse of what’s in store when Kevin Smith’s new, 5-episode series premieres July 23.
Each ‘Science’ themed crate contains a deliciously stylish tee inspired by the popular anime ‘Food Wars.’
The linear streamer will feature the animation studio’s popular ‘Boonie Bears,’ bringing the Asian hit franchise to North American markets; new content will be released monthly and include the popular ‘Kung Fu Masters of the Zodiac.’
Elizabeth Banks to produce and star as Fred and Wilma’s now 20-something daughter in the continuing stories of everyone’s favorite modern Stone Age Family.
The nerdy-chic crate contains officially licensed wear and gear from ‘Food Wars,’ ‘ReLIFE,’ ‘Dr. Stone,’ and ‘Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it.’
Dream Island Theme Park partnered with Sony on new attraction that offers visitors an authentic ‘scary’ experience worthy of the franchise; ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania,’ the film franchise’s final entry, hits theaters Summer 2021.
New distribution deals take the popular CG animated comedy worldwide; series teaches kids important life lessons using humor to take on everyday challenges.
Epic Story Media teams up with Milkcow Media on an all-new stop-motion / CG show that illustrates the power of roleplay and imagination; in the series, Piper and her friends make up stories about their toy horses, that magically come to life.
The latest action-packed crate contains officially licensed collectibles and wearables from ‘Trigun: Badlands Rumble!,’ ‘Darling in the Franxx,’ ‘Kiznaiver,’ and ‘Space Patrol Luluco!’
Hugely popular animated preschool series will see fresh content through at least 2027; Astley Baker Davies passes the production torch to British animation studio Karrot, with director Andrea Tran at the helm.