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.
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.
King Features has brokered a deal on behalf of its classic character brand Betty Boop that will bring the starlet to Korea to promote a range of cosmetics.
Big Tent Entertainment and Pebble Technology have joined forces to bring Internet fan favorite Domo to Pebble watches.
American Greetings Properties is setting up its Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears brands for international recognition in 2015.
Character Arts has appointed Brands with Influence to manage the merchandise and licensing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the U.K.
Nelvana has partnered with Moose Toys to develop content for two of Moose Toys’ key new brands, Shopkins and Mutant Mania.
Withit Licensing has renewed their contract with Jumbo, the biggest toy store chain in Greece, for a product range featuring artwork from the lifestyle brand Joey & Joy.
Rocket Licensing has brokered a deal that will see the Very Hungry Caterpillar featured in an on-pack promotion of Cawston Press fruit juices.
Biscuiteers has signed a delicious deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K. and Ireland for a range of iced biscuits, cupcakes and cakes.
Lawless Entertainment announced a deal with PBS Distribution to handle DVD and digital distribution for “Suzy’s Zoo, A Day with Witzy” in U.S. and Canada.
Warner Bros. U.K. has named Brand & Deliver to create and execute marketing promotions for Scooby-Doo and Tom & Jerry in 2015.
Pittsburgh-based startup PieceMaker Technologies will debut its retail 3D printing kiosks at two Toys ‘R’ Us locations later this month.
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