Fifteen years after its TV debut on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants remains an international pop culture icon with expanded merchandise lines and new collaborations.
Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands, writer and director Chris Columbus, and Jeremy Zag have joined forces to launch Zag Animation Studios.
Tomy, the global master toy partner for SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog, has launched the all-new Sonic Boom toy line exclusively available at Toys ‘R’ Us.
Activision Publishing’s has launched the new side-scrolling action-adventure video game, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze.”
PBS Kids' new line of educational and earth-friendly toys is now available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets in the U.S.
Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin will serve as co-chairmen and co-chief executive officers in North America of the new Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media joint venture.
Pavilion Worldwide Group is producing 11 branded casino-based slot machines based on CBS Consumer Products' classic television shows.
Nelvana Enterprises has tapped Cupcake Digital to create a series of apps based on its preschool series “Max & Ruby,” which airs on Nick Jr.
“Transformers Rescue Bots” will return for a third season Saturday on Discovery Family Channel. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios.
Disney Consumer Products has rolled out a robust product range for its upcoming comedy-adventure Big Hero 6, which will debut in theaters Nov. 7.
Manchester United has entered a multi-year partnership with IVC to create a line of branded wellness products in China.
Licensing agency Knockout Licensing has brokered a deal on behalf of the Downton Abbey licensing program with The Republic of Tea.
A Squared Entertainment, Stan Lee’s Pow! Entertainment and Archie Comics announced the voice cast for the upcoming animated movie Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.
Guru Studio has launched a new app for the preschool series “Justin Time”–“Justin’s Jig Jag Jog.”
Sesame Workshop presented a slew of new apps at its Digital Playground event Nov. 5 with previews of upcoming and newly released games.
Feld Motor Sports and Fox Sports have signed a five-year agreement to broadcast Feld’s motor sports stadium and arena events.
Little Pim, the foreign language-learning program for young children, has teamed up to launch a series of videos for preschoolers.
Shine 360 has tapped the travel company Cox & Kings to develop a series of culinary holidays based on the MasterChef brand.
BBC America will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with the first-ever live simulcast pre-show from the YouTube Space Los Angeles.
DHX Media has hired brand and marketing executive Tor Bushell in the role of brand director as it ramps up its licensing activity.
Marvel Entertainment has expanded its agreement with U.S. bike manufacturer Huffy to develop a full range of wheeled products.
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