Hasbro is growing its publishing division through strategic new initiatives that place its most beloved brands in wholly new formats and inspired collaborations.
SmileyWorld has tapped Scholastic to publish two English titles in the U.K. and Europe.
Top That Publishing has partnered with Tap Tap Tales to create educational apps inspired by the Arty Mouse brand.
DHX Brands will celebrate 10 years of the preschool property “In the Night Garden” with a host of initiatives and events in 2017.
Dabel Brothers Publishing will release the first issue of a graphic novel series featuring “Mr. Bean” in 2017.
Entertainment One has tapped a host of Italian licensees to launch officially licensed merchandise based on its animated preschool series “PJ Masks.”
Walker Books has partnered with Aurora World to develop a plush bear inspired by the picture book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Barnes & Noble will host its first-ever Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball, complete with activations and merchandise, at stores throughout the U.S., Dec. 9.
In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies, licensing agency Merchantwise has tapped Kip & Co for its capsule collection for kids and babies.
The Frank Herbert Estate has granted Legendary Entertainment the film and television motion picture rights for the classic sci-fi novel Dune.
Digital food brand Epicurious has partnered with Wines That Rock to launch a new range of custom-designed wines.
This February, Green Owl Toys plans to add to its line of wooden Gruffalo toys following the renewal of Magic Light Pictures’ license with manufacturer Bajo.
McDonald’s has partnered with HarperCollins Children’s Books to launch Happy Meal Books focused on Valentine’s Day-themed storylines.
Penthouse Global Media, a newly formed company led by Kelly Holland, has acquired the Penthouse brand, including all trademarked assets, from FriendFinder Networks.
Kaiken Publishing, an affiliate of Rovio Entertainment, has acquired the worldwide publishing rights for Toonbox Animation’s “Qumi-Qumi” and “Kit^n^Kate.”
Bulldog Licensing has been appointed to represent the estate of children’s author Enid Blyton.
Los Angeles-based animation studio OddBot has partnered with the Art of Daryl Slaton, creator of Tails of Whimsy, to develop the property into an animated TV series.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group has appointed Anna Reyburn to the newly created role of international publishing manager.
Disney has teamed with Egmont Publishing to celebrate the 90th birthday of two British icons–Winnie the Pooh and Queen Elizabeth–with a new illustrated and audio story.
The National Wildlife Federation has partnered with Harper Collins Publishers and Globe Pequot Publishers to launch a new books series featuring its wildlife ambassador Ranger Rick.
StudioCanal has acquired the intellectual property rights to Paddington Bear and Company Limited.
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