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.
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.
The kids' world Kuboo.com is bringing the classic character Popeye to its online experience in a new deal with Hearst's King Features.
Sesame Workshop and ToyTalk have signed a two-year research partnership agreement to explore ways to advance literacy learning among preschool-aged children.
Genius Brands International, creators of the TV series "Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaire's Club," has launched the 4th annual Grow Your Own Business Challenge for kids.
Sewing machine company Brother International Malaysia has launched two special anniversary edition Hello Kitty home sewing machines.
The SpongeBob SquarePants balloon will debut a new look at the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov. 28.
Bulldog Licensing’s North American sister company is taking on the Garfield brand in the U.S. and Canada.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA is marking the growth of its licensing business in the Middle East at the Dubai Brand Licensing Fair.
Marvel Entertainment has expanded its agreement with U.S. bike manufacturer Huffy to develop a full range of wheeled products.
Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service and eBay for two holiday collaborations.
Carnival Cruise Lines has partnered with Dr. Seuss Enterprises for Dr. Seuss-themed experiences aboard its fleet of 24 “fun ships.”
American Greetings Properties has debuted a new line of Strawberry Shortcake makeup for girls in Brazil.
Aadarsh has tapped independent licensing agency Bruno Productions to represent its preschool brand Purple Turtle in the Netherlands.
In preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Bean brand in 2015, Tiger Aspect Productions has appointed two new licensing agents.
Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo have arrived in Germany for the Nuremberg Toy Fair, where they will showcase new TMNT products.
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