Popeye will be the face of a new line of shaving products through a unique collaboration between King Features Syndicate and Razor MD, starting March 31st.
Razor MD will roll out the first special-edition men’s shaving gift sets that incorporate the likeness of Popeye and his signature clean-shaven look into a modern take on shaving and grooming products. The collection will be sold online at Nordstrom.com and will be carried in select brick-and-mortar stores and select barbershops and grooming lounges throughout North America.
The Razor MD Popeye shave collection is an all-natural, American-made line of hand-crafted shave products which will be sold as a complete three-piece shaving gift, housed in a hand-made Popeye signature tin can.
MarVista Entertainment celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Growing from a commission-based distributor of third party programming to a pre-eminent global producer and distributor of a broad range of entertainment content, MarVista Entertainment innovates and redefines the role of today’s independent production and distribution company.
Winny Poon has been named Vice President and Controller. She is responsible for the company’s financial plans, policies, and accounting practices; the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports.
Tony Vassiliadis joins as Director of Strategic Programs. Vassiliadis engages with all areas of the organization to launch and implement strategic initiatives to improve the company’s operations and profitability.
Hannah Pillemer will oversee projects from early development through final delivery in the film and television market. Responsibilities include development of script, series bibles, treatments and network pitches; providing script analysis and coverage review; supervising all creative aspects involved in the production of multiple features; and providing support in assessing new production partners and international co-production opportunities.
Recognizing the global potential of Asian and YouTube sensation I Love Egg, HIP (Henson Independent Properties), The Jim Henson Company’s third-party media distribution and consumer products banner, has acquired global rights outside of Asia to the fresh and inventive children’s brand from D&H Inc. of Korea.
Originating as a series of inventive and engaging animated shorts on Korean website, www.iloveegg.com, the property quickly charmed children across Asia with its adorable array of characters. As I Love Egg spread across Asia, garnering millions of views on YouTube and television networks such as Cartoon Network Japan, the brand spawned a top-selling line of collectible figurines, followed by apparel, publishing, and food products.
Millimages has collaborated with UNICEF to have its hit animated character, Mouk, appear on the children’s charity’s greetings cards this year.
A series of specially created images will feature Mouk and his friends on UNICEF-branded greeting cards and will be available in France, Germany, Austria, Korea, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Venezuela, and Luxembourg from September.
Mouk is is an animated preschool series that revolves around Mouk and his buddy Chavapa, who explore the world on their bicycles.
In time for Easter, SLR Productions’ first iPad game for Guess How Much I Love You—The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare is now available globally.
The game takes kids on an unforgettable journey to the watercolor landscape of grassy fields, mossy forests, lazy rivers, and sunny green valleys that are home to the Nutbrown Hares and their friends. Users can join the adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare in two full-length, interactive episodes, integrated with fun games and simple puzzles to create an enhanced and engaging storytelling experience.
Interactive scenes allow kids and parents to create sounds and their own animations. The accelerometer-based games uses the built-in tilt function of the device to navigate obstacles from the series and the matching games, using characters and themed items.
Designed for young children and parents to explore and engage with together, the iPad app offers a simple and intuitive interface, ensuring ease of use.
Kids will enjoy the personalized postcard-sending function, which allows them to share the Guess How Much I Love You experience with others.
The app is designed for kids ages 3-5.
The WotWots continues its expansion into the European market with the signing of new German and Turkish agents, who will locally represent the brand. The deal was brokered by AG Properties (AGP), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation. AGP serves as a global licensing agent for The WotWots, and recently signed other deals for The WotWots in Canada, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.
In Germany, Lizenwerft will handle the rights for merchandising, events, promotions, and publishing across Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
Max Licensing will represent the brand in Turkey for merchandising, events, promotions, and publishing. The television series was recently broadcast in the market on ATV.
The WotWots is a pre-school series that follows the adventures of two siblings from outer space, SpottyWot and DottyWot. The pair has come to Earth to explore and to marvel at the extraordinary diversity of life on the blue planet. The show celebrates this joy of discovery, and demonstrates the positive values that are the building blocks of a true and enduring friendship.
Football fans in India are preparing for the biggest single sporting event in the world—the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Dream Theatre Pvt Ltd., the Mumbai-based brand management and licensing enterprise in association with Pacific Licensing Studio (PLS), FIFA’s appointed licensing agent for Southeast Asia, is set to impress fans in India with FIFA’s licensed merchandise collection.
Acting as PLS’s sub-agent, Dream Theatre will roll out the licensed merchandise collection. The range includes apparel, accessories, footwear, sporting goods, back-to-school supplies, stationery, home furnishing, eyewear, and computer accessories. The merchandise collection will be available in retail outlets across India.