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.
"Toyze," an app for creating 3D-printed customizable character toys, has signed a licensing agreement with the developers of the popular app pet Pou.
Firefly Brand Management has added California-based art studio Drizzle Studios as the newest licensee for bubble bath brand Mr. Bubble.
NECA, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, has announced the next lineup of celebrities in The Simpsons 25 of the Greatest Guest Stars program.
Disney Interactive and Marvel have launched a new version of the Disney Infinity hybrid toy/video game, "Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes."
Interactive entertainment company Outfit7 Limited has renewed its agreement with Dragon-i for its Talking Tom and Friends brand for an additional year.
Following a year of celebrations for the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty, the momentum will continue for the Sanrio character at Brand Licensing Europe.
Aardman Animations has partnered with Click Distribution U.K. for a brand-new range of Shaun the Sheep Flockstars collectible figurines in the U.K. and Eire.
Planeta Junior and Studio 100 International have named Spanish toy manufacturer, Famosa as the worldwide master toy partner for the Heidi brand.
Sesame Workshop and ToyTalk have signed a two-year research partnership agreement to explore ways to advance literacy learning among preschool-aged children.
Topps has teamed up with Stan Lee to create an all-new Garbage Pail Kids character exclusively for the upcoming Comikaze Expo–Smilin’ Stan.
©2015 ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS INC. All rights reserved.