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.
SEGA has unveiled a star-studded lineup for the Sonic Boom fan event, which will be held in New York City Oct. 4.
Channel 5’s Milkshake! will broadcast “Wanda and the Alien” starting this month.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, has teamed up with Aquarius to create DC Comics-based board games.
Jeffrey D. Dunn has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of Sesame Workshop.
Entertainment One has partnered with Tumuv to create a Peppa Pig-branded physical activity program for preschoolers in the U.K.
A 50th anniversary collector's edition Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer DVD and Blu-ray will be in stores on Nov. 4.
Cartamundi will launch a two-in-one game inspired by Disney’s hit animated film Frozen later this month.
Innovation First International and Hexbug will launch the new Tony Hawk Circuit Board toy line on shelves across Europe and North America this fall.
U.S. retailer Mattress Firm is collaborating with Disney to promote the upcoming film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Epic Rights has signed on as the global branding, licensing and rights manager for CBGB, the New York music venue synonymous with groundbreaking music.
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