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.
The NFL Players Association is joining forces with the Fire Department of New York for a limited edition t-shirt collection to celebrate FDNY's 150-year legacy.
Disney Store is gearing up for Force Friday on Sept. 4, the global release date for product from the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
DHX Brands is collaborating with Jo Jingles, which develops preschool music and movement classes in the U.K., to create an "In the Night Garden" activity program.
BBC Worldwide is launching "The Sooty Show" in ANZ with the appointment of a regional licensing agent, as well as product and broadcast partners.
Snapper Productions has tapped WDR Media Group to act as "Q Pootle 5's" licensing agent in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Irreverent Internet sensation Grumpy Cat will be the first-ever cat to be immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds.
Cartoon Network has launched “Gumball Sky Streaker,” a new mobile app based on the animated family sitcom "The Amazing World of Gumball."
The product line for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be revealed in a first-of-its-kind live global toy "unboxing" event that will unfold over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries.
DreamWorks Animation's chief global brand officer Michael Francis will step down from his full-time duties at the company in December and transition to a consulting role.
Margaritaville, the tropical lifestyle brand inspired by the songs and lifestyle of singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett, has enlisted the Joester Loria Group for new food extensions.
Holland America Line, a division of the cruise line Carnival, has teamed with two big names in music for new onboard features–Billboard and the Lincoln Center.
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix have unveiled plans for new original series based on the Dragons franchise.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has granted 3 Dimensional Art the rights to develop 3D art products for classic Warner Bros. properties and DC Comics Super Heroes.
Swimming equipment manufacturer Aqua Sphere and Olympian Michael Phelps are launching the MP brand of competitive swim gear.
Walt Disney Studios has signed on to co-produce and co-finance DreamWorks Studios' film adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book The BFG.
DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel have joined forces to launch a new superhero brand aimed at girls.
Zodiak Kids has launched two new multi-brand YouTube channels–ZeeKay and ZeeKay Junior–geared toward kids and preschool audiences, respectively.
Nurture Rights has appointed IVS Group as the U.K. master plush partner for its pre-school brand, Dinosaur Roar!.
Finn, Jake and a host of other characters from Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" are going on a new adventure in the PlayStation game "LittleBigPlanet 3."
The Peppa Pig live show, which has sold more than 650,000 tickets in the U.K., is headed to the U.S.
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