With a strong portfolio of preschool properties, the iconic MTV brand and various new initiatives, VIMN is energized and poised for growth throughout Asia, EMEA and beyond.
National Geographic has appointed Rosa Zeegers to serve as executive vice president of consumer products and experiences.
Marvel Entertainment has partnered with game developer and publisher Telltale Games to create an interactive episodic game series based on Guardians of the Galaxy.
Knockout Licensing has signed the first licensing partners–Taste Beauty and Goffa International–for the Rita’s Italian Ice brand.
The Branded Entertainment Network has sold its Splash News business to SilverHub Media U.K.
SEGA and Build-A-Bear Workshop have entered into a new license agreement, allowing the retailer to feature Sonic the Hedgehog.
Transport for London has tapped Fender to create a limited edition guitar featuring the Night Tube map.
Franco Manufacturing, under license from Level-5 abby, has released its “Yo-Kai Watch”-themed bedding at Walmart.
Walker Books has partnered with Aurora World to develop a plush bear inspired by the picture book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Sanrio has partnered with Israel-based company 3DShook to create a fine jewelry line featuring Hello Kitty and My Melody.
Hasbro and Kabam have joined forces for a new mobile game inspired by the “Transformers” franchise, titled “Transformers: Forged to Fight.”
Nickelodeon has teamed with Magformers to create a line of magnetic building kits for preschoolers based on the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise.
J.C. Penney will introduce its first-ever, plus-size fashion brand, Boutique+, in 500 stores and online this May.
5th Wave Brands, the global licensing agent for Finlayson, has appointed Knockout Licensing to launch and manage licensing for the design and fabric brand in the U.S. and Canada.
Disney China has collaborated with four Chinese designers to create new fashion collections inspired by Minnie Mouse.
Bulldog Licensing has teamed with Centum Books for a wide-ranging publishing program in the U.K. based on “Yo-Kai Watch.”
Marvel has partnered with Victory Hill Exhibitions to open the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) experience at the Esplanade de La Défense in Paris.
Acamar Films has expanded its London-based team with the appointment of Laura Clarke, Stephanie Gauld and Pippa Irvine to work on its preschool series “Bing.”
NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing organization, has named Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as the official NYC Family Ambassadors.
Paws Inc. has tapped Shoal Games, owner of “Trophy Bingo,” to launch a new mobile bingo game that will feature Garfield, Odie and other characters from the Jim Davis comic.
The nomination period for the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association’s Rising Stars Award will close next week on Friday, May 6.
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