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MOONBUG CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF BLIPPI ADVENTURES WITH EXCITING NEW COLLABORATIONS

Moonbug Entertainment has announced a year-long celebration for the 10th anniversary of the Blippi franchise with new consumer products partnerships, exciting new content and guest appearances, as well as new live shows and meet & greets. Fans of the brand can...

EPIC STORYWORLDS ACQUIRES FRIMA’S ORIGINAL IP CATALOG

Epic Storyworlds has acquired the full original IP catalogue from Frima, the prominent video game studio based in Québec. Under the deal, Epic Storyworlds now holds the rights to Frima’s full line-up of over original 20 brands, including Chariot, Nun Attack, Fated,...

JAZWARES NAMED MASTER TOY AND PLUSH LICENSEE FOR “FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S”

Jazwares has announced that it has entered into a multiyear global toy licensing agreement with Scottgames, LLC to produce a toy line inspired by the survival horror video game & film franchise, Five Nights at Freddy’s. Building off of the immersive settings and...

SUPERCELL EXPANDS WILDBRAIN CPLG PARTNERSHIP

Supercell is expanding its partnership with WildBrain CPLG to bring Brawl Stars consumer products to millions of fans across the globe. WildBrain CPLG already represents Supercell’s smash-hit gaming franchise The World of Clash, inclusive of mobile games Clash of...

BBC STUDIOS PARTNERS WITH BAN KEE TO LAUNCH BLUEY TOYS IN PHILIPPINE STORES

Bluey continues to sweep through Asia with toys officially hitting the shelves for the first time in the Philippines after launches in Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea in 2023. BBC Studios has announced the launch of the toy range licensed by Moose Toys and locally...
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EPIC STORYWORLDS ACQUIRES FRIMA’S ORIGINAL IP CATALOG

EPIC STORYWORLDS ACQUIRES FRIMA’S ORIGINAL IP CATALOG

Epic Storyworlds has acquired the full original IP catalogue from Frima, the prominent video game studio based in Québec. Under the deal, Epic Storyworlds now holds the rights to Frima’s full line-up of over original 20 brands, including Chariot, Nun Attack, Fated,...

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PBS INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH B&R 360

PBS INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH B&R 360

PBS International has announced a strategic partnership with Madrid-based marketing and commercial company Brands & Rights 360. In a unified effort, Brands & Rights 360 will collaborate with PBS International’s recently restructured children’s sales team,...

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RWS GLOBAL ACQUIRES GREAT BIG EVENTS

RWS GLOBAL ACQUIRES GREAT BIG EVENTS

RWS Global has announced the acquisition of Great Big Events (GBE), a leading sports event production company known for its work on the world’s biggest sporting events. Past credits include over 100 World Championships, World Cups, Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth...

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Licensee Focus

SUPERCELL EXPANDS WILDBRAIN CPLG PARTNERSHIP

SUPERCELL EXPANDS WILDBRAIN CPLG PARTNERSHIP

Supercell is expanding its partnership with WildBrain CPLG to bring Brawl Stars consumer products to millions of fans across the globe. WildBrain CPLG already represents Supercell’s smash-hit gaming franchise The World of Clash, inclusive of mobile games Clash of...

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Entertainment

FLUID ANNOUNCE BEYBLADE X GLOBAL CREATIVE COLLABORATION

FLUID ANNOUNCE BEYBLADE X GLOBAL CREATIVE COLLABORATION

Fluid's licensing division has shared their creative work with ADK Emotions NY Inc for the Global launch of the fourth generation of beloved toy line and animated series, BEYBLADE X, in what is the BEYBLADE franchise's 25th Anniversary year. The Fluid team includes...

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SMURFTASIC CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE NEW SMURFS MOVIE

SMURFTASIC CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE NEW SMURFS MOVIE

An all-star cast has been announced at Cinemacon for the new animated Smurfs movie! Joining Rihanna are Nick Offerman, Natasha Lyonne, JP Karliak, Daniel Levy, Amy Sedaris, Nick Kroll, James Corden, Octavia Spencer, Hannah Waddingham, Sandra Oh, Alex Winter, Billie...

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STUDIO 100 INTERNATIONAL TEAMS WITH CALIGARI FILM

STUDIO 100 INTERNATIONAL TEAMS WITH CALIGARI FILM

Studio 100 International, in collaboration with Caligari Film (Germany), Studio Isar Animation (Germany), and 3 Doubles Producciones (Spain), has announced the pre-production of their new action-comedy CGI movie, DOUGIE DOLITTLE. Targeting a core demographic of kids...

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Fashion & Lifestyle

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

GABBY’S DOLLHOUSE STAGE SHOW SET TO TOUR THE WORLD FROM 2025

GABBY’S DOLLHOUSE STAGE SHOW SET TO TOUR THE WORLD FROM 2025

DreamWorks Animation, Universal Live Entertainment and TEG Life Like Touring will be collaborating on a live touring show inspired by the magical world of hit series Gabby's Dollhouse. TEG Life Like Touring revealed it will bring the popular animated series to life...

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VAN GOGH MUSEUM WINS LICENSING INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

VAN GOGH MUSEUM WINS LICENSING INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Van Gogh Museum has won a Licensing International Excellence Award in the 'Best Product – Publishing, Social Expression, or Back to School' category for the partnership with Moleskine. Moleskine x Van Gogh Museum The award-winning Van Gogh Museum x Moleskine...

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LICENSING INTERNATIONAL UNVEILS 2024 EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS

LICENSING INTERNATIONAL UNVEILS 2024 EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS

The winners of the 2024 Licensing International Excellence Awards were unveiled last night in a ceremony that brought together industry executives from around the world to celebrate the best of the global brand licensing community. The winners were selected from 197...

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Media & digital

GET READY FOR TWO INCREDIBLE NEW SMURFS’ CONSOLE GAMES!

GET READY FOR TWO INCREDIBLE NEW SMURFS’ CONSOLE GAMES!

The Smurfs are proud to announce two upcoming console games in collaboration with Microids: The Smurfs -Village Party and The Smurfs – Dreams. Publisher Microids and IMPS are pleased to announce the release of two amazing new video games, The Smurfs - Village Party...

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WONDERY EXPAND WOW IN THE WORLD’S CONSUMER PRODUCTS PROGRAM

WONDERY EXPAND WOW IN THE WORLD’S CONSUMER PRODUCTS PROGRAM

Wondery, and top kids and family podcast Wow in the World, has announced the expansion of a first-of-its-kind Consumer Products program inspired by the #1 science podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Screen-free audio company tonies and toy and games maker Goliath...

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Retail

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

DEVELOPING KIDS’ IPS ACROSS DIFFERENT PLATFORMS

DEVELOPING KIDS’ IPS ACROSS DIFFERENT PLATFORMS

Ampere Analysis is a market-leading data and analytics firm specialising in the media, games and sports sectors. LM spoke with Senior Analyst Cyrine Amor, who explained the newest trends in the kids' TV industry at MipJunior. Your presentation demonstrated a...

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THE LATEST TRENDS IN KIDS’ ENTERTAINMENT

THE LATEST TRENDS IN KIDS’ ENTERTAINMENT

LM had a talk with Ivan Colecchia, senior VP business development, The Insights Family, who delivered a well-attended discussion on new kids' entertainment trends at the recent MipJunior in Cannes. We learned from your presentation that current trends in kids'...

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