Fifteen years after its TV debut on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants remains an international pop culture icon with expanded merchandise lines and new collaborations.
FremantleMedia has appointed Samantha Glynne as vice president of branded entertainment in its Digital & Branded Entertainment Division.
Hoho Entertainment is teaming up with Martin Gates Productions and Cloth Cat Animation to develop a new animated TV series based on The Wind in the Willows.
Ireland's An Post has issued a collectible four-stamp set celebrating video game icons Nintendo’s Mario and SEGA’ s Sonic the Hedgehog.
Rocket Licensing has brokered a deal that will see the Very Hungry Caterpillar featured in an on-pack promotion of Cawston Press fruit juices.
The Freestyle Football Federation has commissioned Northern Creative Studio to create a team of animated characters to promote the fast-growing sport.
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.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with figurine manufacturer Schleich on a new line of DC Comics figurines.
Domain name business MyBrandEmail has received the kidSAFE Seal.
The National Basketball Association has renewed its partnership with Under Armour for basketball footwear.
41 Entertainment has appointed Glam as its new licensing and merchandising agent for Germany and other German speaking territories for the “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures” TV series.
Perry Ellis International is expanding its representation of the Callaway Golf brand into Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group have released the new “LEGO The Lord of the Rings” app.
HIT Entertainment has launched the Thomas & Friends Tracks4Thomas U.K. holiday charity campaign, in partnership with Hamleys.
Children’s entertainment company SLR Productions is celebrating its 10th year this month.
Tele Images, a Zodiak Media company, has appointed Gladys Morchoisne as senior vice president of animation.
A group of former Rovio employees have launched the new brand licensing agency, 5th Wave Brands.
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