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.
Pretty Ugly, owner of the Uglydoll brand, has appointed LID-Group to serve as their licensing agent in Brazil.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (on behalf of DC Entertainment) and Zak Designs have partnered to create a full line mealtime products.
Toy company Dracco continues to make strides in the boys’ and girls’ markets with its Filly and Zombie Zity brands.
BBC has bought a second season of the Silvergate Media’s animated preschool series “Peter Rabbit.”
Rainbow is planning a third Winx Club movie, The Mystery of the Abyss, which is being released as part of the brand’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
Imports Dragon has added to its toy line for Nelvana’s preschool series “Max and Ruby” with a line of character plush.
PGS Entertainment has made a number of new sales for its kids’ superhero series “Ladybug” (26 x 26).
Threezero has launched its new 1/6th-scale toy line featuring characters from the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.”
Rubie’s Costume Company, under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products, has launched a range of costumes based on Godzilla.
NFL Players Inc. has selected Run Games’ mobile game “Football Heroes: Pro Edition” as the winner of its Mobile Madness Challenge.
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