Fifteen years after its TV debut on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants remains an international pop culture icon with expanded merchandise lines and new collaborations.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced plans for a new animated film, Moana, which is scheduled to hit theaters in late 2016.
StoryToys and The Eric Carle Studio have released of “My Very Hungry Caterpillar,” the first fully interactive 3D app based on the Eric Carle character.
Entertainment One Licensing’s Peppa Pig is stepping onto the printed page with a new magazine from Redan Publishing, as well as a trio of other new licensees.
KidQuest, the app that provides interactive children’s crafts, experiments and activities, has announced partnerships with four leading children’s brands.
Next Monday, "Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest" returns to PBS Kids, kicking off the ninth season of the series with a week of new episodes.
Universal Partnerships & Licensing has tapped Mega Brands to develop a new kids' construction line based on the Despicable Me franchise.
The kids' world Kuboo.com is bringing the classic character Popeye to its online experience in a new deal with Hearst's King Features.
Sesame Workshop and ToyTalk have signed a two-year research partnership agreement to explore ways to advance literacy learning among preschool-aged children.
Genius Brands International, creators of the TV series "Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaire's Club," has launched the 4th annual Grow Your Own Business Challenge for kids.
Sewing machine company Brother International Malaysia has launched two special anniversary edition Hello Kitty home sewing machines.
Mind Candy will support the charity BBC Children in Need with a series of cross-promotional activities in the U.K.
First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama has announced new partners for the Partnership for a Healthier America organization–Sesame Workshop and the Produce Marketing Association.
Nickelodeon and the Changi Airport Group in Singapore have launched a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Christmas experience.
Kunihiko Tsuji, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president of Sanrio, passed away Nov. 19 due to acute heart failure at the age of 61.
Sanrio and American Greetings Properties have brought together two of their brands–Care Bears and Little Twin Stars–for a new collaboration in Japan.
C3 Entertainment is making a push into the TV/film/digital space with the appointment of Pablo Velez Jr. as director of development and production.
Bulls Licensing has brought together FinTech Global and Puuha International Oy to launch a Moomins theme park in Japan in 2015.
Global Pursuit has been named the exclusive licensing agent and promotions representative for the Albert Einstein brand in Asia.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA and the National Basketball Association hosted thier first co-branded basketball clinic in London Wednesday.
Toyota and Walt Disney Studios’ The Muppets have teamed up to promote the new Toyota Highlander and the March 21 feature film premiere of Muppets Most Wanted.
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