The anime series ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ has taken Japan by storm. Now the brand is looking west, with plans to launch across Europe, the Americas and Australia/New Zealand.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has acquired the U.K. licensing rights for "OddBods," the animated kids’ comedy series from One Animation.
Komixx Media Group has appointed Metrostar to develop and manage the licensing program for the animated kids' show "Toby’s Travelling Circus."
Disney has tapped IMC Toys for a toy line inspired by its upcoming animated preschool series “Mickey´s Roadster Racers.”
The LEGO Group has unveiled plans for the new, original property LEGO Nexo Knights set to launch later this year.
Commonwealth Toy & Novelty Co. and License 2 Play have teamed up to bring Spookley the Square Pumpkin to range of new products.
Viz Media Europe has appointed two new regional agencies to represent the Japanese brand "Yo-Kai Watch," which is readying for its European debut.
Fox Consumer Products EMEA is celebrating the growth of “The Simpsons” toy business with new and returning partners as the show enters its 27th season.
"Masha and the Bear" merchandise is now being introduced to the U.K. market.
Mark Caplan has been promoted to senior vice president of global consumer products for Sony Pictures Consumer Products.
Rain and flooding didn't stop a roster of new shows from making their debut at this year's MIPJunior and MIPCOM in Cannes, France, while established series finalized deals to enter new territories.
Tiger Aspect has appointed two new licensing agents in preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Bean brand and the launch of a new animated series.
The Jim Henson Company unveiled its new live-action preschool series, “Hi Opie!” at MIPJunior and MIPCOM this week in Cannes, France.
Sesame Workshop will make full episodes of “The Furchester Hotel” available on YouTube.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with a wide array of licensees to develop fan-favorite gifts prime for holiday wish lists.
Tim Hincks will serve as president of the new joint venture between Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media to create a global multi-platform content provider.
Chef Fabio Viviani, a popular contestant on the reality competition TV show “Top Chef,” has teamed with Sipp for the new Fabio Viviani wine collection.
Atlantyca Entertainment has gained a host of broadcast sales post-Mipcom 2014 for a variety of their key distribution properties.
Zodiak Media has promoted Tim Mutimer, currently head of non-scripted, to the role of chief executive officer of its Zodiak Rights division.
Viz Media has launched the first-ever product line for the classic anime property Doraemon in the U.S.
Viz Media Europe has signed on to distribute the Japanese anime series "Kuroko's Basket," which follows two rookie high school basketball players.
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