Multi-channel network Maker Studios is quickly making a name for itself. Now as it further aligns with Disney and has named a dedicated head of licensing, even bigger things are on the horizon.
Nickelodeon is planning "The SpongeBob Musical," which will feature original songs from musical greats including Steven Tyler, John Legend and Cyndi Lauper.
Bicycle manufacturer TI Cycles of India has acquired the license for Ridley Bikes Belgium in a deal that covers India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.
After opening a temporary Hummingmint Café in Copenhagen, which features the newly created fawn character, Sanrio is sending the concept to Japan.
The China Animation Licensing Industry has named Tove Jansson's Moomin brand as one of Top 10 International Brands in China.
C3 Entertainment has brokered a new direct-to-retail agreement with Calendar Holdings to produce trivia games and puzzles for "The Three Stooges" brand.
Multi-platform media company Shout! Factory has promoted four of its veteran executives.
Brad Globe will step down from his post as president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a position he has held for more than a decade, in spring 2016.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has given a sneak peek of new levels in the upcoming "LEGO Dimensions" video game that will feature "The Simpsons."
runDisney is adding a second series of Star Wars-inspired races to its 2016 lineup, this time featuring the Dark Side.
Bleacher Creatures is adding the WWE wrestling brand to its line of sports plush figures.
Zodiak Kids has partnered with Sky to bring more than 150 episodes of "Waybuloo" and "Mister Maker" to its on-demand and mobile TV services in the U.K. and Eire.
As Sanrio continues to develop its brands in Russia and the CIS, the company has appointed Megalicense International as its licensing agent in the region.
The second season of "Guess How Much I Love You–The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare" will have its international premiere on ABC Kids in Australia this August.
Creative Toys Company is adding to the Spanish football team Atlético Madrid to its SoccerStarz range of collectible soccer figures.
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is expanding its YouTube auto show "Roadkill" into a multi-platform media brand that will include a branded magazine, live events and new website.
Princess Cruises is bringing TV competition series “The Voice” to its voyages via its new experience, The Voice of the Ocean.
Under Armour and the National Basketball Association have signed a multi-year global partnership.
The Pokémon Company International is planning its first-ever retail activation with Smyths Toys Superstores at 80 locations across the U.K. and Ireland.
NBCUniversal has made a $200 million equity investment in the digital media company Vox Media.
Acamar Films and its agent The Licensing Company have signed two new partners for the preschool series "Bing."
©2015 ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved.