The anime series ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ has taken Japan by storm. Now the brand is looking west, with plans to launch across Europe, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
Sanrio has launched a new high-fashion collaboration for Hello Kitty with the Australian fashion designer Leroy Nguyen, in a deal brokered by Haven Licensing.
Coolabi Group is planning a Christmas-themed "Clangers" Facebook campaign–12 Days of Brilliant Surprises–to support the property's new product range.
Entertainment One's preschool property "Peppa Pig" has taken root in Mexico following its debut on the country's Channel 5 in November 2013.
Sanrio has appointed Wow! Stuff as the master gift licensee for its Mr. Men & Little Miss, with a new range of gift and novelty items set to launch in 2016.
The Eric Carle Studio and its licensing agency, The Joester Loria Group, are bringing the stage show "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Other Timeless Stories" to the U.S.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled the winners of the 20th annual British Academy Children’s Awards in London on Sunday.
Rockpool has been appointed at licensing agent for Tractor Ted following the brand’s new partnership with Nickelodeon U.K.
The British home goods store Butlers is spending a second holiday season with Peanuts, featuring a special edition Christmas collection.
Marvel is looking beyond its core franchises in a new retail roll out that focuses on the characters Daredevil, The Punisher, Jessica Jones and Deadpool.
Paws, Inc., alongside its roster of international agents, has signed 22 new deals for the classic cat character Garfield.
Disney Consumer Products and BBC International have collaborated to bring Marvel’s Spider-Man to Heelys’ Bolt X2 skate shoes.
The Walt Disney Company announced that it will donate $55 million in apps and books through the non-profit social enterprise First Book.
Nickelodeon is celebrating the holidays with activations at shopping malls and recreation parks in Asia, South Africa and at Russia’s Domodedovo Airport.
The Pokémon Company International has hired Monika Salazar as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International will launch the recreated Baby Genius brand at retail later this year, complete with two new licensees–Zak Designs and Manhattan Toy.
Beanstalk is continuing to expand the Paris Hilton lifestyle brand with additions to her watch line and new apparel and cosmetics collections.
Disguise has renewed its agreement with Disney Consumer Products for Halloween costumes and accessories based on top Disney properties.
Here’s a breakdown of 15 trends to watch this year–five licensors, five categories and five properties.
Pretty Ugly has launched a new line of co-branded Uglydoll/Wizard of Oz collectible figurines in partnership with licensee the Hamilton Collection.
Disney Cruise Line has announced plans for new, daylong Star Wars celebrations aboard eight of its Disney Fantasy sailings in 2016.
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