Brand Licensing Europe 2014 expects to top last year’s record-breaking attendance with even more features and new brands on the floor.
Vu Bui, chief operating officer at Mojang, the company behind the video game “Minecraft,” will give a keynote address at BLE next week in London.
Aardman has signed a number of new deals for its global brand Shaun the Sheep across a host of core categories.
HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, has appointed Lappset to design and build branded activity attractions for its top brands.
Viz Media has acquired TV, DVD/Bluray, video-on-demand and merchandising rights to the TV series “Terraformars” for Europe.
Broadcasters in Finland are cozying up to Nickelodeon’s kids’ content.
Platinum Films has signed a deal with Cartoon Network to air “Matt Hatter Chronicles” in the Middle East, Africa and Southern Europe.
The animated series “Calimero” will be back on TV via Super RTL in Germany starting Oct. 6.
Plug-in Media’s first original IP project, “Tee and Mo,” has been bought by CBeebies.
ZDF Enterprises has made a number of new sales for its preschool series “Q Pootle 5.”
As BLE gears up for the biggest event in its 16-year history, the show has unveiled a full roster of educational sessions, celebrity appearances and brand showcases.
UNIQLO has launched a new apparel line featuring the Moomins, in a deal brokered by Bulls Licensing.
Entertainment One has appointed Character Options as the master toy partner for Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom in the U.K.
The Zolan Company is launching the Mandrioli Brand, a new contemporary art design property from Italy, this week at BLE.
BRB Internacional and Maya Studio announced a partnership to create an animated series based on the characters of the Calaveritas brand.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has appointed four new licensing agents and three new toy distribution partners for “Tree Fu Tom.”
Paws, Inc.’s Garfield is the latest character to join Digital Giving’s new app, “T-Shirt Booth.”
Mind Candy will support the charity BBC Children in Need with a series of cross-promotional activities in the U.K.
In a move to increase its scripted business and its Nordic footprint, FremantleMedia has acquired a majority stake in Miso Film.
The Toy Industry Association will induct five new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame next February.
Shine 360 has tapped the travel company Cox & Kings to develop a series of culinary holidays based on the MasterChef brand.
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