Fifteen years after its TV debut on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants remains an international pop culture icon with expanded merchandise lines and new collaborations.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced plans for a new animated film, Moana, which is scheduled to hit theaters in late 2016.
StoryToys and The Eric Carle Studio have released of “My Very Hungry Caterpillar,” the first fully interactive 3D app based on the Eric Carle character.
Entertainment One Licensing’s Peppa Pig is stepping onto the printed page with a new magazine from Redan Publishing, as well as a trio of other new licensees.
KidQuest, the app that provides interactive children’s crafts, experiments and activities, has announced partnerships with four leading children’s brands.
Nickelodeon has signed on to broadcast “WWE Slam City,” WWE’s kids' animated short-form series, on the NickSports programming block on Nicktoons.
Next Monday, "Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest" returns to PBS Kids, kicking off the ninth season of the series with a week of new episodes.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has tapped Mega Brands to develop a new kids' construction line based on the Despicable Me franchise.
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.
Parham Santana recently secured a new deal with Euro Ceramica to bring Turner Classic Movies to the table.
The kids' world Kuboo.com is bringing the classic character Popeye to its online experience in a new deal with Hearst's King Features.
A new range of t-shirts showcasing King Features characters Popeye and Olive Oyl has debuted at Urban Outfitters in the U.K.
A raft of brands are set to make character appearances and host activities at the annual U.K. kids’ festival LolliBop, Aug. 15-17.
Sanrio is launching Hello Kitty’s first permanent attraction in Europe at the Drusillas Park zoo in East Sussex, England.
Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled details of the upcoming new attraction Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.
Kaynak Licensing and Turkish retailer LC Waikiki are teaming to create a clothing range featuring the kids’ TV series “Niloya.”
Licensing agencies Perryscope and Epic Rights have been named to jointly manage a global program for the Woodstock brand.
American soda brand Big Red is hosting a promotion for Paramount Pictures’ upcoming film Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has appointed two new licensing agents for Franklin and Friends in German-speaking territories and Turkey.
Apple has acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics, both of which were co-founded by rapper Dr. Dre, for $3 billion.
Knockout Licensing has added a trio of new Downton Abbey licensees for a range of play and novelty items.
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