Fifteen years after its TV debut on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants remains an international pop culture icon with expanded merchandise lines and new collaborations.
Entertainment One Licensing’s Peppa Pig is stepping onto the printed page with a new magazine from Redan Publishing, as well as a trio of other new licensees.
Nickelodeon has signed on to broadcast “WWE Slam City,” WWE’s kids' animated short-form series, on the NickSports programming block on Nicktoons.
Next Monday, "Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest" returns to PBS Kids, kicking off the ninth season of the series with a week of new episodes.
Sesame Workshop and ToyTalk have signed a two-year research partnership agreement to explore ways to advance literacy learning among preschool-aged children.
Genius Brands International, creators of the TV series "Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaire's Club," has launched the 4th annual Grow Your Own Business Challenge for kids.
China-based Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Company, a developer of animation and toys, has created a North American division–Auldey Toys North America.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with a wide array of licensees to develop fan-favorite gifts prime for holiday wish lists.
Bendon has selected supermodel and TV host Heidi Klum to replace Elle Macpherson as the creative director and face of its flagship Intimates brand.
Spanish pastry company Panrico has teamed up with Nottingham Forest's “Sendokai Champions” to launch a promotional campaign for Bollycao, Panrico’s chocolate brand.
Warner Bros. laid out an aggressive content strategy aimed at increasing profits while “doubling down on outstanding content” at a Time Warner investors meeting Wednesday.
Knockout Licensing has tapped perfume house Aidan AryL Enterprises to create a line of personal and home fragrances inspired by “Downton Abbey.”
Apparel company TVMania U.K. is planning a new clothing range for Mattel’s superhero brand Max Steel.
Sprout has given the go-ahead for a spin-off of its “The Good Night Show” that will feature the adventures of the younger version of the show’s Latina host Nina.
Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, and Spain’s Reset TV have teamed up to develop a new musical competition format.
Hoho Rights announced a series of new overseas sales for its preschool property “Cloudbabies,” at NATPE Miami.
Disney Junior Channel Latin America has picked up FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s preschool series “Ella the Elephant.”
The Jim Henson Company’s animated series “Dinosaur Train” is picking up momentum in Europe with new consumer products and distribution deals.
Technicolor has optioned the rights from Fun Crew to develop and produce the 2D digital animated children’s series, “Cosmo, Bud & Boo.”
Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel, has tapped Neat-Oh! to develop a new storage product for the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway track system.
Since the 1990s, The LEGO Group has also focused on building its licensed toy categories brick by brick.
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