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.
SEGA has unveiled details of the upcoming TV series and consumer products program for the newly launched brand of the Sonic universe, Sonic Boom.
The Jim Henson Company has launched an app based on its new animated preschool series “Doozers,” to coincide with the show’s premiere on Hulu Kids.
Bulldog Licensing has made two new additions to the burgeoning licensing program for the CBBC fantasy drama “Wolfblood.”
Sanrio has teamed with jewelry designer Chan Luu for an exclusive collection of handmade jewelry featuring pop icon Hello Kitty.
Brandgenuity has launched the licensing program for Gas Monkey Garage, famous for fixing up and flipping hot rods, classic cars and motorcycles.
Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have formed a 50:50 joint venture to acquire international television producer and distributor All3Media.
The non-profit New Starship Foundation is planning to open the world’s first dedicated science-fiction museum in 2015.
Turner Broadcasting U.K. will launch truTV, a new general entertainment channel available via digital terrestrial free-to-air, in the U.K. this summer.
Nickelodeon and Loudmouth Golf have collaborated on a collection of golf attire inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants.
British TV personality Samantha Faiers, of ITV’s “The Only Way is Essex,” has released her first fragrance, La Bella, from licensee Per-Scent.
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