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.
Boat Rocker Brands, a division of Boat Rocker Media, and its exclusive licensing agent Brands with Influence have signed four new licensees for the tween series “The Next Step.”
Toei Animation has secured a raft of licensees in the back-to-school category its “Dragon Ball” series in Latin America.
Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, March 12, honored multiple licensed brands.
4K Media has appointed Coverpoint Marketing to represent the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” brand in Australia and New Zealand.
Cartoon Network, in partnership with game developer Niffler, has released the fifth installment of its “Ben 10 Game Generator” series for mobile, PC, Mac and Linux platforms.
Nickelodeon will launch its newest animated series, “The Loud House,” May 2.
ZAG has appointed a network of licensing agents to represent its new animation, “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir,” across multiple territories.
Mattel Creations, Mattel’s centralized content arm, has confirmed its lineup of new, international characters for its animated movie Thomas & Friends: The Great Race.
TeamTO and Cake have granted Super RTL’s consumer products department the licensing rights to “Angelo Rules” for German speaking territories.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has entered a two year licensing agreement with Tonner-One World for a line of collector dolls based on its TV series “Empire.”
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