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.
Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia is embarking on a multi-year collaboration with Philippines' mobile brand Globe Telecom to enhance the country’s digital lifestyle experience.
Art company Dark Hall Mansion’s latest entry in its Seminal Film Series of limited edition prints is the 1933 classic film King Kong.
Disney Store has opened the doors of its flagship store in Shanghai, China, which, at 5,000-square-meters, is the largest retail space of any Disney Store in the world.
Hello Kitty is hitting the road in her first-ever live North American tour: "Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival."
Genius Brands International has named Kids Preferred as the toy partner for the award-winning children's book franchise Llama Llama.
BBC Worldwide is planning an official Doctor Who Festival that will take place at ExCel in London Nov. 13-15.
ThinkTank Emporium has teamed with Pajama Monsters creators Megan and Hank Champion to find and develop licensing and media opportunities for their award-winning book series.
Outfit7 Limited is bringing the “Talking Tom and Friends” franchise to new territories this year including Brazil, India, Malaysia and the Dominican Republic.
Punchbowl has made three new additions to its line of Characters Kids Love invitations, featuring brands from Nickelodeon, WWE and Activision.
Bare Tree Media has launched a universal emoji keyboard app that offers fans access to multiple brands within a single keyboard.
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