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Technicolor names Simba Toys as master toy licensee

September 14, 2017

Paris-based Technicolor has named Simba Toys as master toy licensee for its animated co-production The Deep.  The deal will see Simba Toys launch an initial range of figures, play sets and role-play toys and accessories. Targeting kids from ages six to nine, initial products will roll out in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK and Nordic countries […]

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Masha and the Bear joins Universal Kids channel

September 14, 2017

Season three of Animaccord Animation Studio’s pre-school show Masha and the Bear has joined the new Universal Kids channel lineup with episodes started to air earlier this week on the NBCUniversal-owned channel. The first two seasons of the show recently premiered on Canadian pre-school network Treehouse, followed by Turner Broadcasting System scooping up rights for season three for […]

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41 Entertainment signs distribution deal with Activision Blizzard Studios for Skylanders Academy

September 14, 2017

New York-based 41 Entertainment has signed a distribution deal with Activision Blizzard Studios for Skylanders Academy.  The entertainment company will serve as the exclusive global sales agent for linear television and home entertainment distribution of the popular series. The agreement comes as Netflix has fixed the premiere of season two of the series for October 6. […]

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Peanuts Worldwide renews license agreement with Cedar Fair

September 13, 2017

Peanuts Worldwide, subsidiary of DHX Media and Ohio-based regional amusement-resort operator Cedar Fair have renewed their license agreement to showcase Peanuts characters throughout Cedar Fair’s 11 amusement park locations. The new deal will extend Cedar Fair’s North American exclusive use of Peanuts in its attractions, entertainment and sports, food and beverage, lodging and retail operations […]

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Bonnier Publishing in a new deal with Disney for new range of titles

September 13, 2017

Bonnier Publishing has entered into a new deal with Disney for a new range of titles that will arrive this autumn. The publishing company will develop a wide range of formats based on a number of Disney brands including Disney Baby, Disney Princess, Frozen, 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse. […]

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Jockey India in plans to double its production

September 13, 2017

Innerwear brand Jockey India is in plans to double production capacity to 400 million pieces per annum in the next three years, it is gathered. “As the brand expands in the country, we are looking to increase production. We are looking to double our production capacity from current 200 million pieces per annum to 400 […]

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Licensing Link appoints Innovation First as master toy Licensee for Robot Wars

September 13, 2017

Licensing Link has appointed Innovation First as the master toy licensee for Robot Wars, the long-running show from Mentorn Scotland and SJP Media. Innovation First is known for its STEM toys with its line of VEX Robotics that boasts of globally integrated classroom solutions and extra-curricular competitions that attract students from primary school through to […]

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Shares of Target, Walmart and Costco take a hit with Target announcing to lower its prices

September 13, 2017

After Target posted a note to shoppers that it was lowering its prices of thousands of items, from cereal and paper towels to baby formula, razors, bath tissue and more, shares of Target, Walmart and Costco got a big hit last Friday. The retailer said that its teams looked at the products most important to […]

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Entertainment One extends presence of PJ Masks in Mexico

September 13, 2017

With new broadcast and licensing deals, Entertainment One (eOne) has extended the presence of  PJ Masks in Mexico. Televisa has lapped up the first season of the pre-school series which will begin airing in October on the free-to-air broadcaster. Additional licensing partners from the region include Grezon (seasonal products), Creaciones Guz and E-Fashion (apparel), Fotorama (games) […]

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The 1st annual The India Brand Licensing Summit comes to a happy ending

September 12, 2017

The first annual The India Brand Licensing Summit (#TIBLS) took place at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai on September 7th 2017. The high-level executive conference and networking event was developed by Licensing Corner in association with Rooh Entertainment. The event featured who’s who from the brand and retail space for a day full of insights and […]

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