A year in review and look ahead at the market Down Under. Editorial is provided by License! Global’s Australian content partner, The Bugg Report.
Walls 360 is featuring the work of artist Caleb Gray in a new line of removable wall decals for kids.
Wham-O and Precious Tales are planning a line of pet products inspired by classic Wham-O toy brands such as Frisbee and Hula Hoop.
Perry Ellis International has signed with Parigi Group to develop children’s apparel for its Perry Ellis and Original Penguin brands.
Barnes & Noble is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar with a series of hands-on events across the U.S.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has opened its first dedicated office in Asia and appointed Pinky David as vice president, Asia Pacific.
Universal Studios Japan hosted the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Friday that featured an unveiling of the Hogwarts castle.
Spin Master has filed a civil lawsuit in California to stop the manufacture and sale of Stafly toys, which it claims infringe on its Flutterbye toy.
Dynamite Entertainment has partnered with Ubisoft for a comic book series based on the “Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell” video game franchise.
Limon and Oli's publishing and licensing representative Mart Agency has signed two new partners for the classic Turkish comic strip brand.
Oscar de la Renta is planning a limited edition tabletop collection created in collaboration with the New York Botanical Garden.
Imira Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights for several features and series from Acció.
Taco Bell has decided to do away with its kids’ meal and toy offerings at its U.S. restaurants.
Sockshouse and The Cookie Company have joined forces to found the new legwear outfit Footbrands.
SyFy has tapped the licensing agency Earthbound to create a program for its sci-fi sensation, Sharknado.
WWE has appointed Michele Martell as vice president of kids’ entertainment.
DHX Media has secured a host of new programming sales across multiple platforms in Canada.
Village Tea Company has entered a multi-year licensing agreement with Verite Retail Group to create retail stores.
The season one finale of Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” posted huge audience gains over last year.
Global Pursuit has been appointed to represent Cuipo, the lifestyle brand dedicated to preserving the rainforest.
Anchor Bay Entertainment has teamed up with My Gym in the U.S. to promote the release of the newest “Chuggington” DVD.
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