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.
Nickelodeon is planning "The SpongeBob Musical," which will feature original songs from musical greats including Steven Tyler, John Legend and Cyndi Lauper.
Bicycle manufacturer TI Cycles of India has acquired the license for Ridley Bikes Belgium in a deal that covers India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.
After opening a temporary Hummingmint Café in Copenhagen, which features the newly created fawn character, Sanrio is sending the concept to Japan.
The China Animation Licensing Industry has named Tove Jansson's Moomin brand as one of Top 10 International Brands in China.
C3 Entertainment has brokered a new direct-to-retail agreement with Calendar Holdings to produce trivia games and puzzles for "The Three Stooges" brand.
Multi-platform media company Shout! Factory has promoted four of its veteran executives.
Brad Globe will step down from his post as president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a position he has held for more than a decade, in spring 2016.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has given a sneak peek of new levels in the upcoming "LEGO Dimensions" video game that will feature "The Simpsons."
runDisney is adding a second series of Star Wars-inspired races to its 2016 lineup, this time featuring the Dark Side.
Bleacher Creatures is adding the WWE wrestling brand to its line of sports plush figures.
Restaurant chain Latitude 360 has partnered with the marketing consulting agency Brand Synergy Group to develop a new events platform at its three locations.
Pretty Ugly has launched a new line of co-branded Uglydoll/Wizard of Oz collectible figurines in partnership with licensee the Hamilton Collection.
D23, the official Disney Fan Club, is bringing back a number of fan favorite events this year, as well as adding a selection of new experiences for members.
In Hasbro's latest collaboration with Disney, the toy company is planning a line of dolls and accessories based on the upcoming Disney Channel movie Descendants.
McFarlane Toys is highlighting the new additions to its slate of pop culture products at New York Toy Fair.
The Coop is showcasing its licensed lines at New York Toy Fair including new products for AMC's "The Walking Dead," "Star Trek: The Original Series" and "Halo."
Zodiak Kids has sold all 150 19-minute episodes of its preschool series "Waybuloo" to CCTV-14 in China.
Discovery Consumer Products has expanded its partnership with Wild Republic, part of K&M International, to launch new plush lines across several of its brands.
Learfield Sports has completed its integration of the recently acquired Licensing Resource Group and Strategic Marketing Affiliates, creating Learfield Licensing Partners.
Peanuts Worldwide has partnered with DecoPac for a multi-year license agreement to create cake, cupcake and dessert decorations featuring the Peanuts brand.
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