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.
Highlights of the new toy line for Star Wars: The Force Awakens were unveiled in an 18-hour "unboxing" event that was broadcast live online from 15 cities around the world.
Ree Drummond, creator of "The Pioneer Woman" blog and Food Network host, has launched a collection of modern country housewares exclusively at Walmart.
Six Flags Over Texas is expanding its Gotham City section with the addition of three new DC Comics-themed rides, created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
French television network TF1 Entreprises has hired Marina Narishkin as director of TF1 Licences.
Firefly Consumer Products has been appointed as the exclusive U.S. licensing agent for the A+E series "Orange County Choppers: American Made."
The Hello Kitty museum retrospective "Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty," will be on display at the EMP Museum in Seattle, Wash., beginning Nov. 14.
Sept. 9 will mark the inaugural National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day, developed by Care Bears brand owner American Greetings Properties.
The creators of the PBS Kids series "Peg + Cat," are celebrating the release of the brand's first picture book with two storytelling events in New York City.
Konami is celebrating the second anniversary of its "Star Wars: Force Collection" mobile card battle game by releasing special card packs.
Sophia Jansson, creative director of Moomin Characters, will give the keynote address at Brand Licensing Europe's Licensing Academy Oct. 14.
Discovery Communications has named Doris Miller as vice president of retail sales and business development for Discovery Consumer Products.
Producer and distributor Splash Entertainment has created a new feature film division.
Peavey Electronics has added a line musical instruments and accessories featuring Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to their repertoire.
Oznoz, an online channel for bilingual children, has teamed with Nelvana Enterprises to bring more than 400 half-hour episodes of Nelvana TV shows to U.S.
Rubie’s Costume Company, under license from Nickelodeon, is planning a line of costumes inspired by the TV series “PAW Patrol.”
Entertainment One Licensing has added a swath of new partners to the Peppa Pig licensing program in France as the brand is poised to launch at retail.
Hasbro and 3DPlusMe have introduced Super Awesome Me, a personalized 3D printing experience that allows kids to become one of their favorite characters.
Saban Brands has created a new internal global content distribution unit to support its worldwide growth and expanding portfolio.
Heart health brand Cardioville and Borderless Healthcare Group are collaborating on a series of mobile apps.
WildWorks, a developer of online worlds and free-to-play games, has appointed Peeko as the worldwide licensing agent for its Animal Jam brand.
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