With several new content initiatives, Cartoon Network Enterprises is poised to offer a broader portfolio and more opportunitites in licensing and events.
The 17th Annual Toy of the Year Awards, hosted by the Toy Industry Association, honored the best toys and games of the year, including License of the Year–Spin Master’s “Paw Patrol.”
NBCUniversal will debut a raft of properties at this year’s New York Toy Fair, including Despicable Me 3, Fast & Furious, Trolls, The Mummy and “Voltron Legendary Defender.”
Playmates Toys is set to showcase its expanded portfolio, including product lines based on “Ben 10,” “Voltron Legendary Defender” and more, at Toy Fair.
DreamWorks Animation Television, part of NBCUniversal, has partnered with Breyer Animal Creations for a range of specialty toys inspired by the upcoming series “Spirit Riding Free,” which will launch exclusively on Netflix, May 5.
Discovery Consumer Products has tapped Masterpieces to expand its current Animal Planet puzzle line with two new games.
HBO and Dark Horse have introduced a new series of figures based on characters from the television series “Game of Thrones.”
Nickelodeon has signed a series of new licensees and multi-category expansion deals for its preschool series “Paw Patrol,” Shimmer and Shine” and “Blaze and the Monster Machines.”
Sutikki, a division of Bento Box Entertainment, and Foundling Bird have tapped Hasbro to serve as the master toy licensee for the new preschool series “Moon and Me.”
Product development company PhatMojo has secured two new licenses for Saban Brands’ Power Rangers and WildWorks’ “Animal Jam” brand.
Fisher-Price is expanding its “Thomas & Friends” minis collection with a new cross-over with Saban’s Power Rangers, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and the “DC Super Friends” brands.
SpaceLab9 will release the “Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection 4 LP Box Set” on ThinkGeek.com.
Laura Marano, known for her role as Ally on Disney Channel’s TV series “Austin & Ally,” has paired exclusively with licensee Evy of California to launch a fashion line for girls, ages 4-16.
WildWorks has added six multi-category licensing partners for its “Animal Jam” brand.
Jojo Siwa, a social media influencer and star on the TV series “Dance Moms,” will release a line of accessories at retailer Claire’s, this spring.
HBO has tapped licensee Factory Entertainment for two new collectible items inspired by “Game of Thrones.”
Nickelodeon has launched a new “Paw Patrol” app, titled “Paw Patrol Pups Take Flight.”
Nelvana has been appointed as the licensing agent for the preschool series “Super Wings” in France.
Viz Media Europe has acquired the animated TV series “My Hero Academia” for Europe.
BBC has launched the new “BBC iPlayer Kids” app for iOS, Android and Amazon devices.
Ink Global has tapped Sambro to create “Masha and the Bear” merchandise for the U.K., in a deal brokered by Lisle International Licensing.
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