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.
DQ Entertainment has signed a slew of distribution deals for its kids’ shows including “The Jungle Book,” “Robin Hood” and “Peter Pan.”
Mind Candy will support the charity BBC Children in Need with a series of cross-promotional activities in the U.K.
The Carte Blanche Group has signed a major publishing deal for its Tatty Teddy & My Blue Nose Friends brand with Autumn Group.
Studio 100 International, the international licensing and merchandising division of Studio 100 Group, has secured a new licensing agent for the Israel territory.
Silvergate Media is developing a brand-new, live theater show for its preschool adventure property Octonauts, in conjunction with production company Fiery Light.
In a move to increase its scripted business and its Nordic footprint, FremantleMedia has acquired a majority stake in Miso Film.
The National Football League has tapped lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama to create an officially licensed collection of premium apparel.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has added another new licensee as it gears up for the 50th anniversary in 2014.
Sanrio and Sourcebooks have teamed up to create a new personalized children’s book series featuring Hello Kitty.
The Union of European Football Associations has launched the tender process to select licensees for collectibles for several upcoming competitions.
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