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.
License Connection has signed Matt Hatter Chronicles' first deal in Benelux.
Studio 100 has appointed former BBC Worldwide executive Tom Reding to head its newly launched digital division in the role of digital director.
Amazon Publishing is planning seven new Kindle Worlds on its e-reader fan fiction platform based on properties including G.I. Joe and “Veronica Mars.”
Hulu has bought The Jim Henson Company and DHX Media’s new original series "Doozers" for its Hulu Kids platform, in its first original series pickup.
Nick Jr. Australia has picked up the broadcasting rights for the preschool series “Bradley and Bee.”
C3 Entertainment has been named as the exclusive worldwide representative of chef Jason Santos for licensing and merchandising.
LEGO Systems debuted new additions to its Star Wars line of building sets at the New York Toy Fair this week.
Imports Dragon debuted its newest item for the PBS preschool series from DHX Media “Caillou”–the Caillou talking doll.
Bandai has launched the toy line for the latest iteration of Saban’s Power Rangers, “Power Rangers Super Megaforce."
Sprout has launched the new digital service Sprout NOW, which gives subscribers access to its content anywhere, on any device.
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