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FRANKFURTER BUCHMESSE AND BCBF JOIN FORCES ON NEW GAMES BUSINESS CENTRE

Over the last decades, producers and professionals from the world of TV and film have been regular visitors to the world’s most important book fairs, “on the hunt” for new stories and characters to turn into TV and film productions and animations. This category has...

MIRACULOUS SOARS IN POPULARITY ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST, TURKEY, AFRICA AND INDIA

Miraculous Corp’s Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, known for its captivating stories and beloved characters, has seen a remarkable surge in popularity across the Middle East, Turkey, Africa and India, fueled by the show's relatable themes, vibrant...

CMC CATCH-UP, EXPERIENCE THE CHILDREN’S MEDIA CONFERENCE 2024 ONLINE

Last week The Children's Media Conference (CMC) took place in Sheffield from 9 to 11 July, with the theme Connect, Collaborate, Commit. For those unable to attend the live event, a Catch Up Pass is still available, which provides access to videos of all the sessions...

HEAD OF XBOX GAMING CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO PRESENT BRAND LICENSING EUROPE OPENING DAY KEYNOTE

It’s game on for Brand Licensing Europe as John Friend - Head of Xbox Gaming Consumer Products at Microsoft - is confirmed as the Day One keynote. The session, called When Everyone Plays, We All Win: Next Level Consumer Products & Licensing with Xbox, will take...

THE FAN AT THE CENTER OF THE BUSINESS! HERE COMES LICENSINGCON 2024

Licensing Con – Brands & Characters, promoted by EP Grupo for 17 years, is the most relevant licensing business meeting in Latin America. What does that mean? That the event encourages and provides partnerships that result in products, experiences, campaigns,...
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COMING SOON: SONIC SPEED BATTLE

COMING SOON: SONIC SPEED BATTLE

KessCo has shared more details about their second Sonic The Hedgehog tabletop game, Sonic Speed Battle, officially licensed by Sega of America. This dynamic game channels the spirit of Sonic AdventureTM 2 Battle, offering three quick and fun card games for two to four...

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MY LITTLE PONY BEAUTY COLLECTION

MY LITTLE PONY BEAUTY COLLECTION

Beauty Creations Cosmetics and  Hasbro have signed a license for a collaboration with the iconic heritage brand, MY LITTLE PONY. The MY LITTLE PONY x Beauty Creations Cosmetics collection is a fun and colorful collaboration that will launch July 26, just ahead of...

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Entertainment

FIRST MOLANG CINEMA EVENT PREMIERES ACROSS EUROPE

FIRST MOLANG CINEMA EVENT PREMIERES ACROSS EUROPE

Millimages and Kinepolis have announced the premiere of Molang’s first ever cinema film event. Opening on September 1st and distributed by the chain’s distribution arm Kinepolis Film Distribution France, “Molang at the Movies” will screen in 40+ cinemas across France,...

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‘MONSTER SHAKER’ ARRIVES TO FRENCH TV CHANNEL GULLI

‘MONSTER SHAKER’ ARRIVES TO FRENCH TV CHANNEL GULLI

DeAPlaneta Entertainment has announced that Monster Shaker, co-produced by French production company Go-N Productions (Simon Super Rabbit, Lou) and DeAPlaneta Entertainment will premiere on the French children’s TV channel Gulli on July 8 coinciding with the beginning...

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Fashion & Lifestyle

MAITLAND & POATE INTRODUCE THE NEW ITALIAN TILE COLLECTION

MAITLAND & POATE INTRODUCE THE NEW ITALIAN TILE COLLECTION

Maitland & Poate have announced the launch of a stunning new range of handmade tiles – The Italian Collection. Working with celebrated journalist, author and founder of Mad About The House, Kate Watson-Smyth, the collection showcases five heritage designs...

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PACSUN LAUNCHES PREMIER MEN’S ACTIVE APPAREL LINE A.R.C.

PACSUN LAUNCHES PREMIER MEN’S ACTIVE APPAREL LINE A.R.C.

Pacsun is making a bold entry into the men’s activewear market with the release of its versatile A.R.C. (Active. Recreation. Comfort.) Collection. The first dedicated men’s active apparel line from Pacsun features styles tailored to the dynamic lifestyles of Gen Z...

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LONDON SPIRIT AND TLF MARK THE SECOND YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP

LONDON SPIRIT AND TLF MARK THE SECOND YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP

London Spirit and Transport for London (TfL) have teamed up ahead of the return of blockbuster sporting entertainment event, The Hundred, with a brand-new Underground-inspired playing shirt to be worn in the opening home fixture. The playing shirt marks the second...

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Interviews

HASBRO, EXPANDING AMAZING IPS

HASBRO, EXPANDING AMAZING IPS

With an incredible portfolio of brands and major anniversaries to celebrate, Hasbro has a lot of exciting news! LM interviewed Marianne James, Senior Vice President, Global Licensing at Hasbro, to find out more. Could you tell us about the latest news on the...

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A MAGIC YEAR FOR MATTEL

A MAGIC YEAR FOR MATTEL

Licensing Magazine has interviewed Claudia Lucarella, Head of Publishing Mattel EMEA, and she has shared her thoughts on heritage in storytelling, as well as what makes Mattel so unique. What is Mattel's approach to storytelling within its brand portfolio? Mattel's...

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2024, THE YEAR OF STUMBLE GUYS

2024, THE YEAR OF STUMBLE GUYS

In Italy, a year after its launch, Stumble Guys has become a real phenomenon, welcoming a growing number of partners and fans. To find out more, LM interviewed Giada Paterlini, President, and Isabella Barone, Managing Director, at Starbright Licensing, the agency that...

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Events

Media & digital

THE NEW ‘MY TALKING HANK: ISLANDS’ MOBILE GAME

THE NEW ‘MY TALKING HANK: ISLANDS’ MOBILE GAME

Outfit7 is set to revolutionize the world of virtual pet gaming on July 4th with the My Talking Hank: Islands mobile game. Players will do more than just care for Hank; they will also be able to take direct control and move him around a brand-new island filled with...

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Retail

WYNCOR TO LAUNCH COLLECTIBLE MIRABALL LINE AT CARREFOUR

WYNCOR TO LAUNCH COLLECTIBLE MIRABALL LINE AT CARREFOUR

Wyncor has signed an agreement with Carrefour. The partnership will see the launch Wyncor’s extensive line of patented Miraball toys at the retail giants’ stores across Europe in September, 2024. The announcement was made today by Julian Jacob, CEO, Wyncor. Miraball™...

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MIFFY’S NEW GSA WEBSTORE IS ONLINE!

MIFFY’S NEW GSA WEBSTORE IS ONLINE!

The new web shop of the beloved bunny Miffy, which operates in the GSA territories (Germany, Switzerland and Austria), has been up and running since last week. Miffy, the cute rabbit protagonist of a series of picture books by Dutch artist Dick Bruna, whose worldwide...

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Trend & Research

THE NEW FUTURE-FOCUSED ANIMATION FOR GEN ALPHA BY NJ WORLD

THE NEW FUTURE-FOCUSED ANIMATION FOR GEN ALPHA BY NJ WORLD

The animation industry is currently transforming: while there is a big variety of video content to choose from, children's content creators are already thinking of ways to make their content timeless and appealing to the current Gen Alpha and future Gen Beta children....

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THE GROWTH OF JAPANESE ANIME IN EUROPE

THE GROWTH OF JAPANESE ANIME IN EUROPE

A report from Ampere Analysis conducted on casual anime viewers shows that in the last five years the European market has seen a significant increase in anime enjoyment although anime affinity remains at its highest in the ACAP. Considering that anime hasn’t been...

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