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Peanuts Worldwide Launches Peanuts Global Artist Collective

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Peanuts Worldwide will launch the Peanuts Global Artist Collective. The project’s first phase features large-scale public Peanuts murals in seven international locations.

The creators feature artists including Mr. A, Nina Chanel Abney, AVAF, FriendsWithYou, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Rob Pruitt, and Kenny Scharf. The initial phase of the multi-year project launches this month with large-scale public murals in Paris, Seoul, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Mexico City. The Peanuts Global Artist Collective was curated by New York-based creative consulting firm, Culture Corps.

 

Jewel Branding & Licensing Acquires Rachael Hale

JewelBranding_RachelHaleJewel Branding & Licensing purchased the Rachael Hale brand from New Zealand-based Dissero Brands. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the transaction officially closed on March 15.

Rachael Hale is a leader in animal imagery across an expanding range of items including apparel, giftware, home décor, stationery, back-to-school, and more. While earning sales in excess of $900 million, it has continued to grow its base of 75 licensees from more than 60 countries. Read the rest of this entry »

Scholastic Acquires Rights to Children’s Books by New England Patriot Malcolm Mitchell

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Scholastic acquired world English rights to three children’s books by Malcolm Mitchell, New England Patriot wide receiver. Scholastic is set to release a newly-illustrated version of Mitchell’s book The Magician’s Hat. The book will be illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.

Two original books will follow the publishing of The Magician’s Hat. The book is intended for kids ages 4-8 and tells the story of a magic man who appears at a town’s library on Family Fun Day. The magic man’s arsenal of tricks reveals books that make kids’ dreams come true. Read the rest of this entry »

The Brand Liaison to Represent Jimmy The Bull

JimmyTheBullThe Brand Liaison will represent Jimmy The Bull, the internet sensation bull terrier created by artist Raphael Mantesso. Jimmy the Bull licensing includes images that combine photography and free hand illustrations.

Since its first release in 2015, the drawings of Jimmy The Bull have been broadcasted across global media. The brand’s first book A Dog Named Jimmy featured a collection of the imagery.

Expanding upon the Jimmy The Bull’s book of art and imagery, Jimmy the Bull licensing will include giftables, calendars, stationery, hydration, apparel, and more.

Alpha Group, Man of Action Partner to Create New Animated Series

ALPHA_LogoAlpha Group US LLC and Man of Action Entertainment, creator of Ben 10 and Big Hero 6, partnered to write and produce a new original animated series. Matthew Wexler (PAW Patrol and Bakugan) of WexWorks Media, joined the project as the executive producer.

 

Acamar Films Appoints ELC Europe, Mediogen as Licensing Agents

This month, Acamar Films appointed the licensing agents ELC Europe and Mediogen to represent its global children’s series Bing. ELC Europe will handle licensing in Poland, and Mediogen will manage licensing in Israel.

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Publishers Weekly, Combined Book Exhibit, BolognaFiere Launch First New York Rights Fair

PublishersWeekly copyPublishers Weekly, Combined Book Exhibit, and BolognaFiere S.p.A. partnered to launch the New York Rights Fair, the first trade and licensing show in the U.S. centered around international rights, distribution, and licensing of both adult and children’s content.

The fair is scheduled to take place May 30- June 1, 2018 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan and will act as a networking opportunity for U.S. publishers and agents and their global counterparts. Items set to be covered include rights, sales, negotiation, and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film, and digital channels.

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Spotlight Licensing to Represent Vera Neumann’s Design Brand

Ladybug VeraSpotlight Licensing and Brand Management Inc. will represent the Vera design brand. Vera Neumann’s brand is known for florals, bold geometrics, travel-inspired motifs, and other designs.

As global agent for the Vera brand, Spotlight Licensing will oversee existing licensees, including Duck River Textiles, Liberty Pro Co., Mann & Bros., Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Upper Canada Soap, as well as expand the brand into new and complementary product categories.

Pyramid America/Pyramid International, Dream Big World Partner for Art Licensing Deal

RJMLicensing_DreamBigRJM Licensing Inc. announced that Juan de Lascurain’s lifestyle brand, Dream Big World, will be included in the Pyramid America/Pyramid International collection of licensed art and brands.

Graphic artist Juan de Lascurain spent seven years developing his art and Dream Big World, which was created entirely on his iPhone. After selling his first notebook in 2011, Juan now has more than thirty licensed products around the world, and he has created more than eight thousand designs.

Firefly Brand Management Named Licensing Agent of the Bob Ross Co.

FireflyBrandManagementFirefly Brand Management secured a lineup of licensing deals for the Bob Ross Licensing Program. The new licensees span multiple categories including gift and novelty, stationery, accessories, games, toys, and collectibles.

Firefly’s newly signed partnerships for the brand includes Buckle Down for wallets, lanyards, suspenders, hats, and belts; Joseph Enterprises for a Bob Ross Chia Pet; Forrest Pruzan for games and toys; Funko for figures and plush; Running Press for books and mini-bobble heads; Spirit of Halloween for online costumes; Surreal Entertainment for heat-changing mugs, drinkware, coin banks, key chains, ceramic bowls, and cups; Unemployed Philosophers Guild for mugs, mints, bar soap, enamel pins, and sticky notes; Wellspring for jigsaw-puzzles, boxed greeting cards, and magnetic shopping list pads; and Rizzoli International Publications for adult coloring books, 2018 and 2019 calendars, and art books. Read the rest of this entry »

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