The anime series ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ has taken Japan by storm. Now the brand is looking west, with plans to launch across Europe, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
Entertainment One has appointed the first licensing partners for Steven Spielberg’s big-screen adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl novel The BFG.
A record number of children’s characters will take part in the Brand Licensing Europe character parade at the trade show next week, making it the largest in the show’s 17-year history.
Rain and flooding didn't stop a roster of new shows from making their debut at this year's MIPJunior and MIPCOM in Cannes, France, while established series finalized deals to enter new territories.
American Greetings Properties has changed its name to American Greetings Entertainment to reflect its focus on expansion for the Care Bears brand and development of new IP.
The force of reading will be strong at thousands of regional and international storytelling events Saturday for Star Wars Reads Day.
Celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss has partnered with Combine International to launch a line of fashion and bridal jewelry, in a deal brokered by Beanstalk.
Discovery Consumer Products has teamed with Explore Scientific to develop a new line of Discovery Kids outdoor adventure and exploration toys.
Zag has appointed Bandai America as the master toy partner for its upcoming CGI-animated series, "Zak Storm" (39 x 22).
Online world developer Wildworks has appointed Jazwares as the master toy partner for its "Animal Jam" game brand.
Learfield Licensing has selected OpSec Security as the authentication and online brand protection provider for the 560 schools of the Collegiate Licensed Properties Association.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA has expanded its relationship with agents Nordic Licensing Company and Brights.
Last Saturday at MIPJunior, License! Global global editorial director Tony Lisanti hosting a seminar on licensing for the new generation of plugged-in audiences.
Planeta Junior and Studio 100 International have named Spanish toy manufacturer, Famosa as the worldwide master toy partner for the Heidi brand.
Family entertainment company Rainbow celebrated its 20th birthday this year at MIPJunior and MIPCOM, taking place now in Cannes, France.
Ink Global introduced two new animation series–“D6” and “Zafari"–and continued to sell its hit series “Masha and The Bear” at MIPCOM this week.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Kabam have released the new role-playing game "The Lord of the Rings: Legends of Middle-earth."
Dubai Parks and Resorts has teamed with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to create a Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone at the upcoming Motiongate Dubai theme park.
The Little Gym International is introducing SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Awesome Birthday Bash parties in partnership with Nickelodeon.
Genius Brands International has appointed senior financial and accounting executive Rebecca Hershinger as chief financial officer and promoted controller Matthew Kornberg to VP of finance.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is making a stop at Build-A-Bear Workshops this holiday season, in a new line of customizable plush.
©2015 ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved.