Gaming companies have firmly established themselves as a new hot bed for viable IP, but the long-term success of those brands will require differentiations and new initiatives.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is making a stop at Build-A-Bear Workshops this holiday season, in a new line of customizable plush.
British animation company Smallfilms and its licensing agent Coolabi have launched the first official licensed Bagpuss game app.
Anki, the creator of the battle-car racing game “Anki Drive,” has appointed former Activision and EA executives to key roles.
Tomy, the global master toy partner for SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog, has launched the all-new Sonic Boom toy line exclusively available at Toys ‘R’ Us.
Activision Publishing’s has launched the new side-scrolling action-adventure video game, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze.”
PBS Kids' new line of educational and earth-friendly toys is now available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets in the U.S.
Firefly Brand Management has finalized a number of deals for the TapatÍo hot sauce brand that include extensions into gifting and apparel.
Toy industry veteran and former president of the U.S. division of Toys 'R' Us, Neil Friedman, has been named president and chief executive officer of Alex Brands.
LeapFrog Enterprises has launched LeapTV, an educational, active video gaming system designed for children ages 3 to 8.
Nelvana Enterprises has tapped Cupcake Digital to create a series of apps based on its preschool series “Max & Ruby,” which airs on Nick Jr.
Santoro has added two new licensees to the roster for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe, and unveiled new products from existing licensees in the region.
The winners of the first-ever Progressive Preschool Awards were announced in London this week.
Majesco Entertainment Company has launched the “Zumba Kids” video game, based on the live specialty programs of the same name.
Dimensional Branding Group announced that both the Skee-Ball and Hatch brands apps achieved the No. 1 ranking in Apple’s iTunes.
The LEGO Legends of Chima kids’ magazine has launched in Poland.
The latest iteration of Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds app brand, “Angry Birds Go!,” launched worldwide Wednesday.
Apple released its list of the top apps of 2013 Tuesday, with many games that feature attached licensing programs making the list.
Cupcake Digital has released the official app for Open Road Films’ The Nut Job movie, which will arrive in theaters Jan. 17.
Digital Giving’s charity app “T-Shirt Booth” has added its 20th licensed character–DC Thomson’s Oor Wullie.
DJ Murphy is planning a monthly magazine in the U.K. that will feature Moose Toys new girls’ brand The Zelfs, in a deal that was negotiated by Lisle International.
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