Fifteen years after its TV debut on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants remains an international pop culture icon with expanded merchandise lines and new collaborations.
The new animated series “Angry Birds Stella” has debuted on Rovio Entertainments in-app and web-based TV channel, ToonsTV.
Specialty retailer Aeropostale has teamed up with four stars of the social media platform Vine to launch the United XXVI collection.
Fisher-Price has partnered with global pop icon Shakira to develop a line of baby products and a web series designed to stimulate early childhood development.
The work of best-selling author and illustrator Nancy Tillman will be featured in a number of licensed programs in 2015 in anticipation of her new book launch.
DHX Brands has launched a major U.K. brand awareness initiative to help promote its new In the Night Garden website and app.
Target has announced a number of new initiatives for the holiday season centered on guest-friendly services–including exclusive products.
KidQuest, the app that provides interactive children’s crafts, experiments and activities, has announced partnerships with four leading children’s brands.
The kids' world Kuboo.com is bringing the classic character Popeye to its online experience in a new deal with Hearst's King Features.
AutoTrader.com has signed a multi-year renewal of its partnership with Turner Sports and the National Basketball Association.
Amazon has unveiled its 2014 Holiday Toy List, a curated list of the hottest new products for kids.
Amazon Publishing is planning seven new Kindle Worlds on its e-reader fan fiction platform based on properties including G.I. Joe and “Veronica Mars.”
Licensing Expo has launched a five-part webinar series to help new and returning exhibitors prepare and plan to get the most out of the trade show.
LIMA has unveiled an updated website with a new look and improved functionality that makes it user-friendly on any device.
Scientific Games has signed a deal with Margaritaville Enterprises to bring the brand to a range of lottery games and slot machines.
Sony has signed a new multi-year deal with gaming company IGT to develop its Wheel of Fortune slot machines for mobile and online.
Maker Studios Cartoonium online channel is featuring Funny Face Fridays, with a new cartoon based on the Pillsbury powdered drink from the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Rainbow is collaborating with the kids’ website CitizenKid to host four Winx Club treasure hunts at parks across France later this month.
HIT Entertainment has made Amazon the exclusive location for both content and products for its Fireman Sam preschool franchise.
DreamWorks Animation is going back in time–way back–as it debuts its newest property, Dinotrux.
Bonnier Corporation’s Field & Stream magazine is now available as a 30-minute weekly TV show, exclusively on Net2TV’s Portico TV service.
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