With several new content initiatives, Cartoon Network Enterprises is poised to offer a broader portfolio and more opportunitites in licensing and events.
WildBrain has appointed Will Mahmood to the newly created position of head of strategy.
Cartoon Network and Cryptozoic Entertainment have partnered a pair of new tabletop games based on Adult Swim animated series “Rick and Morty.”
Toei Animation and Funimation Entertainment have secured a variety of apparel licensees for the new “Dragon Ball Super” and original “Dragon Ball Z” anime series.
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.”
Time Inc. has partnered with ASN to develop a Sports Illustrated broadcasting and digital network across Asia.
Licensing agency Maurizio Distefano Licensing has brokered three new licensee partnerships on behalf of the animated preschool series “Masha and the Bear.”
CJ E&M has partnered with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culturual Organization to support UNESCO’s girls’ education global campaign with CJ’s preschool series, “Rainbow Ruby.”
Kaiken Publishing, an affiliate of Rovio Entertainment, has acquired the worldwide publishing rights for Toonbox Animation’s “Qumi-Qumi” and “Kit^n^Kate.”
The Endemol Shine Group has officially launched AwesomenessTV in the U.K., Spain, France, Germany and Brazil.
ZAG has partnered with Action Lab Entertainment to develop comic books and graphic novels based on its animated TV series “Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.”
BBC Worldwide has secured new apparel partners to create an array of products for the CBeebies show “Hey Duggee.”
Rainbow has expanded its partnership with Brazil’s TV Cultura with new deals for “Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends” and “Regal Academy.”
Nickelodeon has partnered with VStar Entertainment Group to launch “Paw Patrol’s” first-ever live stage show, “Paw Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue.”
Zodiak Kids will launch its re-branded range of “Mister Maker” products in more than 160 Asda stores this week.
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