Andrews McMeel Universal teamed up with Thomas Kinkade on a multiplatform product launch. Andrews McMeel Universal will utilize its three affiliated companies—AMP, uclick, and Universal Press Syndicate—to create a range of products. AMP w
Licensing Link, Ltd., kick-started the licensing program for the Ferrara-Pan Candy Co., which includes candy brands such as Lemonheads, Red Hots, Jaw Busters, Black Forest, Gummy Bears, and Boston Baked Beans. Junkfood Forever will create vintage-sty
Greeting card and stationery company waghappy expands into the licensing world with a test at Target stores of 15 card styles from licensee American Greetings. Mighty Fine also will introduce waghappy junior, 'tween, and toddler knit tops to specialt
The Weather Channel is turning the tide on its licensing program with an expansion plan that will take the brand into the kids' category for the first time and expand its presence in new categories. Existing partner Excalibur Electronics will provide
Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles will create Minimates (in conjunction with Art Asylum) for new license 24 via a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television. The 12-inch figures are expected to be on shelves in 2007.
PixFusion, creator of personalized, branded video products, will use Care Bear images for a personalized video as part of a new deal signed with American Greetings Properties. Using its patented technology, PixFusion will digitally insert a child's i
Leomil Europe plans to launch three footwear ranges in Europe's main German-speaking markets of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. New footwear lines are due for Dora the Explorer, Thomas & Friends, and Naruto in August 2007.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., named Beth Goss executive vice president of Cartoon Network's ad sales, marketing, and enterprises group. Big Tent Entertainment hired Scott Devine as its new vice president of retail development. Discovery Networks