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.
Kaynak Licensing Company has tapped Play And Learn Toys to develop a line based on the “Niloya” TV series in Turkey.
Rovio Entertainment has unveiled plans for a new Angry Birds extension based on the pink female character Stella.
Discovery Communications is displaying new product for the Discovery Kids, TLC, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel brands at Toy Fair this week.
Paper Punk has unveiled paper-based construction toys inspired by Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants.
CBS Consumer Products is expanding its Star Trek program into new categories including golf and office accessories and souvenirs.
Discovery Communications’ Discovery Kids brand will featured in a Wacky Pack Kid’s Meals promotion with Sonic Drive-In restaurants.
Atlantyca Entertainment has partnered with the Italian supermarket Penny Market for a seven-week customer loyalty promotion featuring “Geronimo Stilton.”
Nick Jr. Italy has picked up 9 Story Entertainment’s preschool series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood.”
Toy company Spin Master has released a new mobile game for its TV series “Tenkai Knights.”
Two animated series and two feature films from The Pokémon Company International are now available on Netflix.
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