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.
Nickelodeon, in conjunction with Paramount Television, will launch a new live-action comedy series “School of Rock,” which is based on the 2003 film.
Endemol Shine, producers of “Masterchef” and “Masterchef Junior,” has teamed with Unibrands and Wicked Cool Toys to develop a kitchenware line inspired by the FOX franchise.
Entertainment One has signed four licensees in Australia in apparel, fast moving consumer goods and personal care for its preschool property “Peppa Pig.”
Nickelodeon U.K. and Ireland has partnered with Intu shopping centers to launch “SpongeBob”-inspired activities in its shopping centers across the U.K. this Easter.
DHX Media has signed 10 additional broadcast deals for its newly rebooted “Teletubbies” series.
In honor of the return of “Empire” on the Fox network, Bare Tree Media has released “Empire”-themed mobile messenger stickers.
The Penn Museum will host a “Legends of the Hidden Temple” night, April 20.
Ankama Animations has secured several broadcast agreements for its new preschool series “Kit & Kate.”
Millimages has appointed Licensing Link to represent its “Molang” property in the U.K. and Ireland.
Nickelodeon has partnered with Nintendo to bring a “SpongeBob SquarePants”-themed Splatfest competition to the “Splatoon” video game for the Wii U console.
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