Character & Entertainment

‘Mighty Little Bheem’ India’s first animation show for children on Netflix now a global hit

June 10, 2019

India’s animation series ‘Mighty Little Bheem’ is now a win as Netflix’s first Indian original animation show for kids has become the first to break a geographical barrier in just over a month. As per the video streaming service, the spin-off of Indian studio Green Gold Animation’s popular kids’ franchise ‘Chhota Bheem’ has become Netflix’s […]

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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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Herschend Entertainment Studios appoints Alpha Group as global master toy partner for Chuggington animated series

June 3, 2019

Herschend Entertainment Studios™ (“HES”) announced that production has commenced on season six of their popular children’s series, Chuggington, and that Alpha Group has been appointed as the global master toy partner in a multi-year collaboration to deliver an innovative range of Chuggington toys to fans around the world.  The new season and toy line will […]

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Cartoon Saloon launches ancillary rights division ahead of Las Vegas Licensing Expo 2019

May 31, 2019

Four-time Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Emmy-nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, is forming an ancillary rights division, and will attend Las Vegas Licensing Expo for the first time in partnership with Dentsu Entertainment USA to explore licensing and merchandising opportunities for its original IP, headlined by the upcoming and eagerly awaited animated feature, Wolfwalkers. […]

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Evolution USA aapointed as licensing agency for Just Play’s Hairdorables brand

May 31, 2019

Evolution USA, the premier global licensing and brand management firm based in Calabasas CA, announced that it has been appointed to develop and manage a full scale licensing program for Just Play’s best-selling girls collectible doll brand, Hairdorables.  The brand is targeted to girls ages 5-9 and was the #1 fastest growing small doll property […]

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Cartoon Network announces new and expanded Rick and Morty product collaborations

May 30, 2019

As fans eagerly await the recently-revealed November 2019 return of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) has announced a robust lineup of new licensing and merchandising partnerships, which will launch throughout 2019. The pop culture phenomenon, which was awarded 2018’s Top License of the Year Award, continues to be a dominating force […]

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Indian film marketing spends in 2018 grew to Rs 600 crore: GroupM ESP Properties

May 28, 2019

ESP Properties – the entertainment and sports division of GroupM – has released the second edition of Showbiz Report in India. Showbiz 2.0 is a consolidated India Entertainment Marketing Report which covers the Entertainment Industry in four parts – Film Marketing, Brands & Films, Celebrity Endorsements and Licensing in India. The year 2018 saw a […]

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Sony YAY kickstarts 124 city van activation campaign

May 27, 2019

With the summer vacations across India heating up, Sony YAY! the destination of unlimited happiness for kids, aims to take the masti several notches higher! With a massive 124 city van activation, Sony YAY! is all set to amplify its on-ground engagement with kids. Right from experiencing kid’s favorite Honey-Bunny’s banter and camaraderie to the […]

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Live Company Signs Licencing And Merchandising Deal With LMI

May 23, 2019

London based Live Company Group PLC on announced that it has signed a licencing and merchandising agreement with Licensing Management International Ltd. Shares in children’s entertainment and education brand Live Co were up 6.7% at 61.33 pence Wednesday in London. LMI is a marketing consultancy and licencing management company which offers brand licencing. LMI is […]

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Gigantosaurus wins top award at Italian cartoon festival

May 22, 2019

The new animated TV series Gigantosaurus has received a prestigious Pulcinella Award in the Best Upper Preschool TV Series category at one of the animation industry’s most important events – the Cartoons on the Bay Festival. Produced by Cyber Group Studios and directed by Olivier Lelardoux, Gigantosaurus, a full-CGI 52×11-minute action-comedy series following the adventures […]

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Doraemon lures kids with ‘Me Time With Doraemon’ campaign

May 20, 2019

Animation International which is the official licensee for Doraemon in India along with Alpenliebe India organised a special pop up store for three days in Phoneix Market City, Kurla in Mumbai. The activity involved chopping products from the Doraemon pop up store worth 500 rupees and availing a special “Me Time With Doraemon” family pass […]

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