Multi-channel network Maker Studios is quickly making a name for itself. Now as it further aligns with Disney and has named a dedicated head of licensing, even bigger things are on the horizon.
More than 3,000 retail locations in the U.S. alone opened at midnight Friday to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens products.
British comedy icon Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) headed to Buckingham Palace Friday to celebrate his 25th anniversary.
Viva Brand has teamed up with actress Alyssa Milano to transform traditional paper towels into kitchen couture.
Actress and entrepreneur Sofia Vergara has launched her second fragrance for women in partnership with Parlux Fragrances.
Ree Drummond, creator of "The Pioneer Woman" blog and Food Network host, has launched a collection of modern country housewares exclusively at Walmart.
French television network TF1 Entreprises has hired Marina Narishkin as director of TF1 Licences.
Firefly Consumer Products has been appointed as the exclusive U.S. licensing agent for the A+E series "Orange County Choppers: American Made."
The creators of the PBS Kids series "Peg + Cat," are celebrating the release of the brand's first picture book with two storytelling events in New York City.
Toei Animation will launch "Dragon Ball Super," the first all-new "Dragon Ball" series to be released in 18 years, for international markets at MIPCOM in October.
Entertainment One Family's new CGI animated series "PJ Masks" will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the U.S. on Sept. 18, and on France 5 in France later this fall.
Vince Klaseus will join Universal Pictures as president of the newly created brand development division.
Activision Publishing has developed a single- and multi-player singing video game based on the music competition series "The Voice."
Merchantwise has been appointed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment to manage the licensing program of the new “Thunderbirds Are Go!” TV series in Australia.
Saban Brands is planning a new original kids' series inspired by its Popples toy brand that will be available exclusively on Netflix worldwide.
Rainbow has appointed Earthbound to represent both Winx Club and Mia and Me throughout the U.S. for licensing in a move to grow its brands in America.
Zodiak Kids has partnered with Live Nation to develop a live theater show for the Mister Maker brand that will tour Australia and New Zealand.
The Jim Henson Company has signed a North American publishing agreement with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to create books for its preschool series “Doozers.”
Discovery Consumer Products is currently exploring licensing and brand extension opportunities for its core properties.
Rainbow Studios is expanding its Winx Club franchise with a spin-off series, "Winx Club WOW: World of Winx," that will be available exclusively on Netflix.
Sony Pictures Television sold its drama series “Outlander” across Latin America and Europe, bringing the total number of territories to 87.
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