Character Licensing

Toonz Retail expands its presence in Maharashtra, launches its 3rd store in Nagpur

August 21, 2019

The fastest homegrown kid’s retail chain, Toonz Retail, further expands its presence in the 3rd largest city of Maharashtra – Nagpur, launches its3rdstore. Successfully operating 100+ stores spread across 64 cities in 16 states, Toonz Retail offers a wide range of products for all needs and occasion of kids from 0-12 years of age. The […]

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Igloo debuts limited-edition SpongeBob SquarePants Playmates Coolers

August 7, 2019

Igloo Products Corp. (“Igloo”), the industry leader in coolers, has announced their new collaboration with Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) and Nickelodeon’s iconic character, SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon is commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants this year, and in celebration, VNCP is expanding product collaborations for their beloved character. “For the last 45 years, the trusted […]

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Viacom acquires Garfield Brand for Nick portfolio

August 7, 2019

Viacom has announced plans to acquire Paws Inc., the global rights owner of the Garfield and the U.S. Acres franchises. Following the completion of the acquisition, Viacom subsidiary Nickelodeon will develop a new Garfield animated television series. Global merchandising rights for Garfield will be managed by Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products, including the property’s existing portfolio […]

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Continuing success for Masha and the Bear as season three arrives in Italy

July 29, 2019

Maurizio Distefano Licensing (MDL), which manages licensing for the Masha and the Bear brand in Italy and Switzerland, has welcomed the arrival of series three of Animaccord’s hit pre-school property on one of the country’s leading kids’ television channels. Season three of Masha and the Bear premiers on Rai YoYo, the free-to-air kids’ TV channel […]

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Toonz Retail expands its presence in Punjab, launches 1st store in Jalandhar

July 29, 2019

The fastest homegrown kids retail chain, Toonz Retail, further expands its presence in Punjab, launches its 1st store in Jalandhar. This is the 3rd store of Toonz Retail in Punjab. With stores across 64 cities of 16 states, Toonz Retail is massively growing with 100+ stores in the country, offering a wide variety of products […]

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UYoung seals raft of deals with CCTV

June 28, 2019

UYoung, China’s leading children’s and family entertainment and media company, announced it has licensed multiple shows to CCTV, China’s state-owned broadcaster, for its children’s channel CCTV-14. The three multiple-season shows picked up by CCTV are: three seasons of Mia and me (78 x 22’), two seasons of Messy Goes to Okido (78 x 11’)  and […]

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Mondo TV announces YooHoo balloons deal with Grabo for Italy and Russia

June 26, 2019

Mondo TV, a major international player in the production, distribution and licensing of animated content, has announced a new license award for YooHoo, the highly successful property based on the hit Mondo TV and Aurora World co-production for children, YooHoo to the Rescue. Grabo Balloons, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of inflatable products, will bring […]

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Chacha Chaudhary back with new episodes

June 25, 2019

Popular cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma’s creation and hugely popular Indian comic book “Chacha Chaudhary” is all set to come back with new series of episodes. The show will be aired on Hungama TV from Monday to Friday from 1.30pm to 7.00pm and bi-weekly on Yotube every Friday at 3.00pm.

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Firefly ropes in ‘Booba’ to its licensing portfolio

June 24, 2019

D Sparrow has chosen Firefly Brand Management to be its North American licensing agent for the “Booba” animated series. The children’s preschool series airs on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and iTunes in U.S. markets. It follows the adventures of a little creature called Booba. “We are delighted to be working with the 3D Sparrow team and […]

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Dream Theatre acquires licensing rights for Ninja Hattori

June 24, 2019

Brand Management and licensing representation company, Dream Theatre Pvt. Ltd., has acquired the licensing and merchandising rights for Ninja Hattori in India. Ninja Hattori is a long running and one the popular shows on kid’s television. Dream Theatre will build and grow a diverse portfolio of Ninja Hattori apparel, back to school, home, personal care, […]

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Licensing International Awards 2019: Winners Announced

June 6, 2019

The winners of the 2019 International Licensing Awards were unveiled during the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. “2018 was an incredible year for our industry, which is reflected in tonight’s slate of winners and honorees,” said Licensing International’s President, Maura Regan. “It’s been particularly satisfying to see the increasingly international nature of the licensing business […]

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Zoonicorn launches new series of animated sing-along music videos

June 6, 2019

Zoonicorn introduces three new animated music videos with original scores and lyrics, bringing its video content to 11 for children ages 2-6. The rich and engaging music videos will be available on YouTube and HappyKidsTV, with additional distribution agreements set with Kabillion, Kid Genius and Kidoodle.tv. In each video, Zoonicorns take young animals who are […]

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Motu Patlu wax statues to grace Madame Tussauds in Delhi

June 4, 2019

Kids magazine Lotpot’s characters Motu Patlu who have been entertaining kids on Nickelodeon are set to be the first Indian animated characters to have their wax statues at Madame Tussauds in Delhi. The cartoon characters are all set to get waxed today. The association between Lotpot and Nickelodeon has created a vibrant ecosystem around the […]

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Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products announces first licensing partners for Blue’s Clues & You!

June 4, 2019

Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) announced the first licensees for Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues & You!, a reboot of the groundbreaking curriculum-driven interactive series Blue’s Clues. Just Play will be the global preschool toy partner for plush, figures, playsets and role play, Vtech will be the global partner for early learning toys, and Cardinal will manage […]

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