Kids Preferred’s Doug the Pug collection brings fan favorite canines to life with an assortment of Doug the Pug characters. Doug the Pug is the adventurous 3-year old pug that is melting hearts with his funny videos.
The new line includes: Doug the Pug Clip-On Assortment; Doug the Pug Pizza Shirt; Doug the Pug Rhasta; Dug the Pug Donut Bother Me; Doug the Pug Raincoat; Dug the Pug You Can’t See Me; Doug the Pug Life is Beachy; Doug the Pug Pizza Pug; Doug the Pug Pug Life; Doug the Pug Crown & Collar; Doug the Pug Shower Cap & Collar; and Doug the Pug Lamb Hat & Collar.
A Creative Galaxy Valentine’s Day special guest starring Samantha Bee (The Daily Show) and Jason Jones (The Daily Show) as Arty’s parents will premiere Tuesday, Feb. 7 on Prime Video in the U.S. In the special, Epiphany is ready to show her love with a special performance on Groovopolis, but accidently ruins her costume before the show. She and Arty fly into the Creative Galaxy for a solution and help all his friends along the way, learning how everyone has their own special way of saying “I heart you!” Read the rest of this entry »
Entertainment One (eOne)’s Peppa Pig was named Best New Property at the Asia Licensing Awards, which took place recently at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center this month.
This year, eOne strengthened the presence of Peppa Pig in Asia. Broadcast and merchandise launched in South Korea last October and merchandise became widely available across South East Asia, including Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Peppa Pig also became one of the most popular programs for preschoolers in mainland China. Last November, the brand collaborated with JUCCE to become a brand ambassador for its Food Heroes healthy eating food education program for young children. Read the rest of this entry »
ZAG’s Miraculous Ladybug brand will expand across Europe in all Planeta Junior territories including, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, and Central and Eastern Europe.
In Spain, Miraculous Ladybug toys from Bandai sold out during the holiday season and all licensing categories are now covered. Top deals include Panini for stickers, sticker albums, and the official magazine; a perfume line from Air-Val; books from Planeta; board games from Educa Borrás; back-to-school products from Safta; and arts and crafts from Cife. In Portugal, K-Stationery will have back-to-school products and 2020 Editora will publish books of the series, among others. Read the rest of this entry »
In anticipation for next month’s release of The LEGO Batman Movie, Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) worked with partners for licensing and merchandising programs, including apparel, accessories, costumes, toys, publishing, stationery, home décor, party goods, and more.
WBCP and The LEGO Group partnered to launch more than 10 original construction sets that will bring the film’s world and characters to life. Read the rest of this entry »
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc. (SPHE) and Genius Brands International Inc. (Genius Brands) expanded SPHE’s recent home entertainment distribution agreement to include the worldwide home entertainment marketing and distribution of Genius Brands’ Kid Genius and Baby Genius labels of all Genius Brands’ properties. In addition to the broader global distribution agreement, SPHE has taken an equity stake in Genius Brands.
Read the rest of this entry »
For the first time in 25 years, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) will name a trio of industry executives to the Licensing Hall of Fame in the same year. This year, the honorees include: Allan Feldman, CEO and Founder of LMCA; Dell Furano, CEO and Founder of Epic Rights; and Cyril Speijer, former CEO of Wavery Productions B.V. and current co-principal of BN Licensing B.V. This year’s Hall of Fame Induction takes place Tuesday, May 23, at the LIMA Licensing Awards Ceremony during Licensing Expo 2017 in Las Vegas.
Candidates for the Licensing Hall of Fame must demonstrate continual and outstanding contributions to the licensing industry. Consideration is given to those who have been actively involved in the business of licensing for a minimum of 15 years and whose contributions have ongoing relevance to the industry. Read the rest of this entry »
9 Story Distribution International, the international distribution arm of 9 Story Media Group, and Funwood Media partnered for the live-action tween series Monica Chef. Produced by Funwood Media (Spain & Italy), Isla Audiovisual (Spain), and 3zero2 (Italy), 9 Story has acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding Italy and Spain. Funwood has licensed the series to Disney Channel Italy. Read the rest of this entry »
Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film appointed Jim Fielding as president of consumer products and innovation. Fielding will oversee licensing, product development, and new business opportunities in the consumer retail space across both businesses and FX Networks. Fielding, who most recently served as Global Head of Consumer Products and Retail for DreamWorks Animation, will begin his new role on Jan. 23 and be based in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »
The global, ad-free, preschool entertainment platform Hopster is now available to Roku users in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Ireland, as well as in France with a localized French language app.
The Hopster channel for Roku devices is designed to be easy-to-use for kids, and provides preschool entertainment without ads or inappropriate content. Hopster features series such as, Peppa Pig, Super Why!, Teletubbies, Reading Rainbow, and Monster Math Squad. Content will vary by country, but all content available on Hopster is carefully selected to support the Hopster Discovery Learning Map, which is a curriculum for preschool learning. Read the rest of this entry »