Hasbro is growing its publishing division through strategic new initiatives that place its most beloved brands in wholly new formats and inspired collaborations.
Penguin Ventures has entered a number of licensing agreements to further extend the Peter Rabbit brand, among others.
Disney Consumer Products and Random House have joined forces to publish new chapter books inspired by the new animated series “Tangled: The Series.”
Dynamite Entertainment and Atari have teamed up to release the Atari Poster Book, which will feature a host of iconic images from the “golden age of gaming.”
Toei Animation will revive its classic brand “Mazinger Z” for an upcoming feature film.
Rodale has partnered with Hearst Fujingaho Co. to launch digital media editions of Men’s Health and Women’s Health in Japan.
Condé Nast has partnered with design house Schumacher for a fabric and wallpaper collection under the Vogue Living brand.
Atari has enlisted the help of Dynamite Entertainment to create a new comic book line based on the “Swordquest” video game.
Dynamite Entertainment and Boom! Studios’ imprint Kaboom! have joined forces for a limited series featuring the Internet sensation Grump Cat and Jim Davis’ Garfield.
Plush and gift company Kids Preferred has revealed a slew of new products based on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Guess How Much I Love You, Pete the Cat and more.
New York-based toymaker Yottoy will debut a host of new licensed toys and books at the New York Toy Fair, Feb. 18-21, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Word of Web and U.K. agent Fluid World have added five new U.K. licensees in gifting, stationery, greeting cards and confectionery for the Internet character, Pusheen the Cat.
Sesame Workshop has released a new book called The Sesame Effect: The Global Impact of the Longest Street in the World.
Eric Thorkilsen, a veteran media and publishing executive, and TZP Growth Partners have entered into an agreement to acquire This Old House Ventures, and its associated media properties, from Time.
Caroline Mickler, the U.K. licensing agent for Moomin, has tapped Blueprint Collections for a range of branded stationery and bags.
The Royal Horticultural Society has partnered with U.K. Greetings, a direct-to-retail publisher of greeting cards, to produce a range of RHS-branded cards.
Playboy Enterprises, the No. 40 global licensor according to License! Global’s Top 150 Licensors report, has unveiled its new in-house branded content studio–Playboy Studios.
Rovio Entertainment, via its publishing arm Kaiken Publishing, has partnered with more than 20 publishers worldwide to expand the Angry Birds Movie universe.
National Geographic Partners has appointed several key executives in North and Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, bolstering its global operations.
Marvel is rolling out a new licensing program based on its 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy that will speak to all age demographics, but will expand to focus on younger consumers, ages 6 to 11.
The British Museum has partnered with independent publisher Michael O’Mara Books to produce a range of British Museum stationery.
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