Genius Brands International Inc. plans to expand SpacePOP this year with new content license agreements for in China and in the UK. Additionally, Genius Brands has greenlit the development of season two of SpacePOP for global distribution, which is expected ot air this fall. Read the rest of this entry »
Green Bambino Inc. introduces Go Tiger!, a brand that features two cubs, Tiger and Teena, who help kids make healthy choices regarding fitness, food, and fun. The cubs will debut in the Early Learning Series of the GO TIGER! books, which will be available on March 31.
Kids will find healthy tips and recipes from Tiger and Teena on gotiger.org. Additionally, on March 31, Go Tiger! will debut its first YouTube video to shed light on children’s unhealthy eating habits, with more content to follow.
Fandango will debut the Fandango FanShop, its first online merchandise store, that offers a curated collection of wearables, collectibles, experiences, and events tied to theatrical releases and movie franchises. Launching in April, FanShop’s initial offerings will feature gear from the highly anticipated movies including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Despicable Me 3, and more. Read the rest of this entry »
Shade Critters, a subsidiary of 8 Oak Lane LLC, joins the Rainbow Fish licensee roster. Shade Critters specializes in sun protective swimwear for infants, toddlers, and tweens. Shade Critter swimsuits have a UPF rating of 50+, blocking 98 percent of the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays.
RJM Licensing Inc. is a full service licensing agency specializing in the representation of books, brands, and artists. Their properties include DreamBigWorld by Juan de Lascurain, Where’s the Meerkat?, amazing baby, The Peterson Field Guides, Tegrin Dandruff Shampoo, Short & Sassy Shampoo, Country Diary, Ivory Cats, and more.
This year’s ballot includes 126 nominees from ten countries. The nominees were selected from more than 460 submissions. The awards program spans categories including licensing, retailing, promotion, consumer products, and more. LIMA members may cast their votes online next month. Winners will be announced at the LIMA Awards Ceremony on May 23, during Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, which is sponsored by LIMA and owned and organized by UBM Americas.
Nominations were solicited from the worldwide licensing industry. The 2017 Awards nominees include:
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Moose Toys announced plans for its new toy line based on the mobile game Disney Crossy Road. In the game, players hop, dodge, and slide their way through busy lanes of traffic. Since its launch a year ago, it has been downloaded more than 31 million times.
The initial collection from Moose Toys will feature Disney and Pixar characters from the app including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Buzz Lightyear, Simba, Baymax, and more. The line will include collectible micro figures, backpack hangers, and plush, and will be available at select retailers beginning April 1.
Swan Princess Partners appointed Lawless Entertainment as representatives for licensing, merchandising, and publishing for The Swan Princess brand. Lawless Entertainment will represent the property worldwide (excluding India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, SEAsia, Philippines, Greater China, and North China). Read the rest of this entry »
Uniqlo will launch a Kaws x Peanuts collection for its Uniqlo T-shirt (UT) brand on April 28 at all Uniqlo stores nationwide as well as online. The line will feature a range of T-shirts and accessories designed by Brooklyn artist Kaws.
The UT collection features a wide range of pop culture icons from around the world. The graphics simply and directly convey the individuality and moods of wearers. To date, the lineup has included collaborations with the New York Museum of Modern Art, Shochiku Kabuki, and Liberty London. Read the rest of this entry »
Studio 100 Media closed an agreement with AMC Networks International – Central Europe (AMCNI CE), which will bring Studio 100 Media’s Nils Holgersson and The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill to territories across Eastern Europe including Hungary, Romania, Moldova, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ex-Yugoslavia including Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, and Slovenia.AMCNI CE acquired the exclusive rights to distribute the shows via cable, satellite, and terrestrial television. Both shows will be completed this summer and will premiere on Minimax this June.
The Jim Henson Co. signed broadcast licensing deals with key international partners for two new preschool series, Splash and Bubbles, which airs in the U.S. on PBS KIDS, Dot., which airs in the U.S. on Sprout.
In Europe, Dot., was acquired by Piwi (France), Dreamia’s Canal Panda (Portugal), and SVT (Sweden), Jim Jam (MENA and Benelux territories), and Israel Education Television (Israel). Read the rest of this entry »