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.
Sales of Hallmark's Itty Bittys plush line featuring a range of licensed characters have increased 600 percent from 2013.
Viacom has agreed to bring 22 of its networks to Sony's forthcoming cloud-based TV service.
Southern department store Belk has debuted an exclusive collection from "Project Runway" season 12 winner Dom Streater.
Brain Power Studio has partnered with Rollman Entertainment and Go Girl Media to co-produce “Trashionista,” a new, original live-action teen/tween series.
Lionsgate has acquired the distribution rights to The Smosh Movie, based on the AwesomenessTV YouTube brand.
Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have finalized their joint acquisition of global content creator and TV distributor All3Media.
Nickelodeon has launched a SpongeBob-branded fresh fruit line at supermarket retailer Checkers in South Africa.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K. has launched a promotional campaign at U.K. independent toy retailer The Entertainer for its series “Teen Titans Go!”
ZDF Enterprises has made a number of new sales for its preschool series “Q Pootle 5.”
Aardman has signed a number of new deals for its global brand Shaun the Sheep across a host of core categories.
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