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.
Last week Playboy hosted the grand opening of its new, freestanding Playboy Mexico store, Playboy Estd 1953.
K and K Promotions has entered into a representation agreement with Network Entertainment and Reeder Brand Management for the Evel Knievel brand.
Knockout Licensing has added three new partners for Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog in Japan and Europe.
Build-A-Bear Workshop will add a Hello Kitty 40th anniversary edition to its current Hello Kitty collection of customizable plush.
Fifteen years after its TV debut on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants remains an international pop culture icon with expanded merchandise lines and new collaborations.
Daredevil Development and Walker Productions have launched the "Tilly and Friends" game app for Android.
Rainbow has appointed Glam as its licensing agent in Germany.
The Sun Products Corporation has tapped HIA Brands to develop a range of branded home textiles inspired by the Snuggle fabric softener brand.
Fit For Sport has joined forces with Saban’s Power Rangers emPOWER program in the U.K. to launch a fitness guide to help children "power up."
Sanrio kicked off the first-ever Hello Kitty convention Thursday at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, Calif.
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