DHX Media signed a deal for global distribution rights to the Air Bud franchises with Air Bud Entertainment.
DHX Media will globally distribute 15 films across the franchise, which star a host of talking dogs and other animals. The deal includes the franchise’s new feature, Pup Star, which is available on Digital HD and will be available on Netflix in the US and other territories next month.
Genius Brands International Inc. (GBI) partnered with Rob Minkoff, Director of Disney’s Lion King, and Shane Morris, co-writer of Frozen, for the development and production of a new animated preschool series, Rainbow Rangers.
GBI anticipates Rainbow Rangers to release a special premiere next year with a full series launch in 2018. The company is concurrently in development on a global licensing, merchandising, and retail program to coincide with the series launch.
GBI will unveil Rainbow Rangers to international buyers at the upcoming MIP Jr. conference in Cannes, France.
Epic! partnered with Sesame Workshop to bring Sesame Street content to its subscribers for the first time. A collection of Sesame Street audio-enabled read-to-me books and a range of learning-based short-form content will join the library of e-books and educational videos available to Epic! subscribers. The new Sesame Street material is included in Epic’s regular monthly subscription price.
Epic! subscribers will have access to favorite books, such as The ABCs of Cookies, Elmo Visits the Dentist, and Monsters in the Bathroom, as well as videos including People in Your Neighborhood and Elmo’s Got the Moves.
Retro Image Apparel will launch a collection of Corona and Modelo-branded bicycle jerseys, performance T-shirts, headwear, and shorts. The line will be previewed at Interbike 2016 in Las Vegas this month.
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Auldey Toys of North America will be the master toy licensee for Regal Academy, an animated television series created by Rainbow and currently airing on Nickelodeon.
Designed for kids ages five and older, the full line of fashion dolls will launch next year and will include TV and marketing support. The Regal Academy toy line will be unveiled at this month’s Fall Toy Preview in Dallas.
9 Story Media Group announced new deals in China for the animated series Wild Kratts. China Central Television (CCTV) acquired broadcast rights with the series airing on its CCTV-14 kids channel Monday to Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »
The Licensing Group will represent Driver Digital’s Cool School YouTube channel. Under the Cool School umbrella are the live action shows Story Time with Miss Booksy and Crafty, as well as the animated show The Adventures of Drew Pendous and His Mighty Pen Ultimate and Nikki’s Wiki.
Turner Asia Pacific finalized a deal with Trans Media Corpora to air a branded block to its viewers on Trans TV.
The branded block will feature top original content from Turner’s flagship kids channel including Adventure Time, We Bare Bears, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Ben 10. Viewers can also look forward to episodes of reimagined series, The Powerpuff Girls, which launched globally earlier this year.
Cartoon Network programming airs every Saturday and Sunday. All shows will also be available dubbed in Bahasa Indonesia.
Firefly Brand Management signed with The Boxing Hall of Fame Inc. (BHOF) to represent the Mike Tyson’s Intellectual Property. Firefly Brand Management represent the brand for two years in all product categories utilizing select assets from the photo library controlled by the Boxing Hall of Fame.