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.
DHX Media has signed a new seven-year broadcast deal with CBeebies for “In the Night Garden.”
Just Promotions has renewed its contract with Hit Entertainment for Thomas & Friends live events in Australia and New Zealand.
Mask-arade is planning lines of face masks and life-size standees for two more of Britain’s hottest new musical acts.
Licensing agency Knockout Licensing has brokered a deal on behalf of the Downton Abbey licensing program with The Republic of Tea.
WWE Studios and Film Roman are pairing to co-produce a series of animated webisodes.
Spin Master has entered retail with its Tenkai Knights construction range.
China Education Television has tapped Bill Teitelbaum to serve as its U.S. representative for educational media projects in China.
Sprout has announced plans to add the new recurring segment “Dial Darryl” to its preschool series, “The Sunny Side Up Show.”
Nickelodeon and the Changi Airport Group in Singapore have launched a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Christmas experience.
Genius Brands International and A Squared Entertainment have merged to form an IP and multimedia content creation and distribution company.
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