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.
Toei Animation has secured a licensing agreement with Pepsico in Latin America and secured a series of retailer deals in Brazil and Chile for its anime properties “Dragon Ball” and “Saint Seiya.”
Nickelodeon is launching a brand-new range of apparel and accessories at Macy’s in support of its “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” property, with major support from NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony.
In a new episode of Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the Turtles will head back in time to meet their 1980’s alternate-reality counterparts.
BBC Worldwide will launch CBeebies as a linear channel in the Middle East and North Africa on April 1 to beIN DTH service subscribers.
Sony Pictures Television has acquired the preschool animated series “Sydney Sailboat” for its Tiny Pop TV channel from Australia-based Essential Media and Entertainment.
Rovio Animation’s ToonsTV has launched globally on Apple TV.
Sesame Workshop has teamed with two new licensees for “Sesame Street”-themed clothing and accessory ranges.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ animation series “Raving Rabbids” will return to France TV once again with the launch of the show’s third season.
Viacom International Media Networks has launched nine new properties across multiple networks at this year’s MIPTV.
Nottingham Forest, the licensing and merchandising agent for the French animated TV series “Mouk,” has tapped Ediciones SM to launch four “Mouk” storybooks in Spain.
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