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.
Acamar Films has appointed El Ocho as the licensing and merchandising agent for its preschool series “Bing” in Spain and Portugal.
CBS Consumer Products has tapped FanSets to launch a collection of limited edition pins and pin sets inspired by “Star Trek.”
Character Arts, brand manager for the two seasonal staples Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Spookley the Square Pumpkin, is expanding both properties through new initiatives.
Mattel has partnered with 13 new licensees throughout the world for a slate of products inspired by the animated preschool series, “Bob the Builder.”
“Sesame Street” has partnered with a number of YouTube stars to launch the Love to Learn campaign on YouTube next month.
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media has unveiled a new product line inspired by Disney Channel’s upcoming animated TV series, “Elena of Avalor,” which debuts July 22.
Bulldog Licensing has tapped The Biltong Farm, a Lincolnshire, England-based dried meat snack company, to feature the British game show “Bullseye” on its packaging.
Channel X, one of the U.K.’s leading comedy and entertainment specialists, has been commissioned by CBBC to produce a third season of the children’s sitcom, “So Awkward.”
Cheeky Little Media, Cake and Mighty Nice will premiere its animated series, “Bottersnikes & Gumbles,” on CBBC July 25.
BRB Internacional and ohm:tv have joined forces for the new season of “Lilly the Witch."
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