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.
Sophia Jansson, creative director of Moomin Characters, will give the keynote address at Brand Licensing Europe's Licensing Academy Oct. 14.
Nickelodeon is planning "The SpongeBob Musical," which will feature original songs from musical greats including Steven Tyler, John Legend and Cyndi Lauper.
The LEGO Group has partnered with Disguise to create children’s Halloween costumes, role play items and accessories based on LEGO characters.
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.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has given a sneak peek of new levels in the upcoming "LEGO Dimensions" video game that will feature "The Simpsons."
Irreverent Internet sensation Grumpy Cat will be the first-ever cat to be immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds.
Kidrobot is planning to add three new vinyl figures to its "The Simpsons" range this year–Bart Grin, Homer Grin and a second Bart figure.
Disney Interactive has partnered with Gameloft for "Disney Magic Kingdoms," which will let players build their own theme park.
JELC has signed Gemma International as the newest licensee for the greetings card and gift brand The Wisdom of Kids.
Bleacher Creatures is planning a brand-new line of DC Comics plush figures representing the greatest Super Heroes (and Super Villains) in the galaxy.
East West Licensing has been appointed as the regional licensing agent for NBCUniversal in the Middle East and North Africa.
Knockout Licensing has added three more licensees for Boo, the World’s Cutest Dog.
Magic Light Pictures is planning “Gruffalo: Photo,” an photo app based on the U.K. bedtime story.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA has expanded its relationship with agents Nordic Licensing Company and Brights.
Aadarsh has tapped Alicom Licensing to serve as the agent for the Purple Turtle brand in the Nordic region.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has tapped Mega Brands to develop a new kids' construction line based on the Despicable Me franchise.
Studio 100 International and Buzz Studios have released its first feature film, Maya the Bee: Movie, in select markets.
Enthusiasm for Disney's Frozen shows no sign of waning with more than 3 million Elsa and Anna role-play dresses sold and licensees continuing to add new products.
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