KIDOZ partnered with ToonsTV, Rovio Animation’s multi-channel video entertainment service. This marks the first time ToonsTV video content will be available outside of Rovio Animation’s own digital platforms. Rovio Animation content distributed via KIDOZ Network includes all of the franchise videos featured on ToonsTV, such as Angry Birds, Toons, Piggy Tales, Plunder Pirates, and PUCCA.
Atlantyca and ODS Toys partnered for Geronimo Stilton stationery and paper good products for this holiday season.
ODS will design and produce Geronimo Stilton Stationery Kit boxes that contain Geronimo Stilton items including, felt pens, stencils, wooden stamps, and coloring sheets. The line will be available in mass market, independent stationery stores, bookstores, multi-media stores, and local supermarkets this month.
A GoFundMe campaign has been started to raise money for licensing and toy industry veteran Lauren Whitehead, who has recently been hit with a catastrophic illness and is in need of a liver transplant.
The funds raised will pay for the medical and recovery costs of the transplant. Whitehead has been working in the licensing and toy industries for 20 years in companies such as Jakks Pacific, MGAE, Spin Master, and Paramount Studios, and has been honored with the Women in Toys Wonder Woman of the Year award.
Spiffy Pictures signed a licensing agreement with TOMY International for the PBS KIDS series Nature Cat. TOMY International is the master toy licensee for categories including plush, figures, play sets, and role play for mass and specialty retail channels.
The TOMY line will debut with plush at the end of next year, and will join soft goods licensee Komar to bring Nature Cat products to the U.S. The agreements follow the announcement of the second and third season of the series, which will include 35 half-hour episodes and two hour-long specials. New episodes will premiere next fall.
Designer Debra Valencia partnered with tabletop company Certified International for melamine dinnerware and serveware including melamine plates, bowls, trays and platters, along with rights to add complimentary ceramic products. The deal was created by The Brand Liaison, the exclusive licensing agent for designer Debra Valencia. Initial products will hit stores in the spring with additional collections to follow.
Rocket Licensing (Rocket) secured the exclusive licensing rights to represent adult lifestyle brand Orange County Choppers (OCC) in Europe and has also signed its first exclusive pan European Licensee Burning Rubber UK Ltd for apparel and accessories.
Rocket’s first licensee signing is Burning Rubber UK Ltd, who will license apparel and accessories exclusively across Europe. Burning Rubber UK will launch their OCC apparel range at the Verona Motor Bike Expo Show in Italy. Paul Teutul, the OCC founder will also attend.
9 Story Media Group secured deals across Asia for its kids and family content. More than 800 episodes have been licensed to broadcasters and content partners across the territory, with agreements in India, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Read the rest of this entry »
In February, Lego Worlds will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and STEAM. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Worlds has been in STEAM Early Access since last year, allowing players to provide feedback for improvements leading up to its official launch.
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The Brand Liaison was appointed as agent for licensing and collaborations for the Mary Engelbreit brand and her library of illustrations. The Brand Liaison will provide licensees with a library of existing art and illustrations, as well as new creations and custom designs for specific programs. The company will present Mary Engelbriet at the Atlanta Gift show in January.