Centric Brands Brand & Lifestyle Brand Licensing Fashion & Accessories Retail 

Brand licensing company Centric Brands files for bankruptcy

Considering the weak growth in apparel sales in recent years, New York based, Centric’s Brands were likely already experiencing some challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made that worse, as consumers have less need than ever for clothes for work or special events, and are pulling back on spending with many stores still temporarily closed and economic uncertainty looming. Apparel sales plunged 89% in April, with most retail stores closed due to the outbreak, after dropping more than 50% in March, when some stores were still open for part of…

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TV & Films 

Disney unveils release date for three films

The Walt Disney Studios has unveiled its upcoming slate following the recent acquisition of the Fox film studios, including changes to previously dated films and a number of major additions. The Walt Disney Studios’ 2019 summer slate includes Disney’s Aladdin on May 24, Fox’s Dark Phoenix on June 7, Pixar’s Toy Story 4 on June 21, Fox’s Stuber on July 12 and Disney’s The Lion King on July 19. Fox 2000’s The Art of Racing in the Rain moves up to August 9, and Fox Searchlight’s Ready or Not will…

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TV & Films 

Sony Entertainment lures Indian fans through #BookMySpidey contest

After the mammoth hysteria of Avengers: Endgame, here is every fan’s question – what happens next? Well, the game hasn’t ended yet. Get ready to meet your friendly neighborhood hero, aka Spidey!!. Sony Pictures Entertainment India in collaboration with India’s leading ticket booking platforms is giving the fans in India the ultimate chance to attend the premiere of Spider-man: Far from Home. To offer Marvel fans the best experience around the final Marvel movie of this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment India has specially curated the contest called #BookMySpidey around the…

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Corporate Brand 

Disney+ set to launch in US market on November 12

The Walt Disney Company presented an extensive overview of its comprehensive direct-to-consumer strategy, including presentations on Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN+, and the upcoming Disney+ service at its highly-anticipated Investor Day, which took place on the Company’s studio lot. “Disney+ marks a bold step forward in an exciting new era for our company – one in which consumers will have a direct connection to the incredible array of creative content that is The Walt Disney Company’s hallmark. We are confident that the combination of our unrivaled storytelling, beloved brands, iconic franchises, and…

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Character Licensing Toy Licensing 

Marvel launches new-edition Venom action figure

The Disney Store and Diamond Select Toys have teamed up for a new edition of the Marvel Select Venom action figure. The newest Marvel Select Venom action figure stands at 7.75 inches tall and features 16 points of articulation with three interchangeable heads; a removable back attachment that can hold two spider legs; three pairs of interchangeable hands; and seven additional tendrils of symbiote that can be secured at different locations on Venom’s arms and back attachment. Venom joins a variety of exclusive Marvel Select figures at the Disney Store,…

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Character & Entertainment 

We can’t keep calm! Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel has finally landed

To all die-hard Marvel fans, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel has finally landed! As revealed by the cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, viewers finally get the first official look of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female-led superhero Brie Larson in costume as Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. As per media reports, Captain Marvel will help earth’s mightiest heroes save the universe in Avengers 4, she has her own story to tell in Captain Marvel that releases March 2019. Her call sign is “Photon” and she’s also a single mother…

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Merchandise Licensing 

Marvel, Stern Pinball announce new Deadpool pinball machines

Marvel and Stern Pinball have partnered to create a new Deadpool-inspired pinball machine. The new machines are available in pro, premium and limited-edition models priced at USD 5,999, USD 7,599 and USD 8,999. The new machine features Wade Wilson as well as other iconic X-Men characters, like Wolverine, Dazzler, Domino, Colossus, Juggernaut, Sabretooth, Mystique, Sauron, and Mr. Sinister. Premium and limited-edition models offer a disco ball with disco illumination effects, custom-molded Wolverine and Dazzler action figures, an actuated up/down ramp that feeds the flipper and a custom-molded chimichanga truck time…

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Merchandise Licensing 

The Weeknd announces ‘Starboy’ Marvel comic, unveils merchandises

The Weeknd unveiled his first ever comic book, ‘The Weeknd Presents: Starboy’, in partnership with Marvel. Ahead of the comic book’s release in June, The Weeknd also unleashed a full range of Starboy-themed merchandise for fans, that was also made in partnership with Marvel. The “Vol. I Issue 1” seven-piece collection features an assortment of hats, T-shirts, jackets, long sleeves, and hoodies inspired by the forthcoming comic. Check out the collection here: Exclusively for US and Canada, the merchandise was available for purchase from only May 18 through May 21…

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Celebrity Character & Entertainment 

Rana Daggubati turns Thanos, joins ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Actor Rana Daggubati, popularly known for his role in Baahubali as Bhallaladeva, has lent his voice to the character of Thanos for the Telugu version of Hollywood film “Avengers: Infinity War”. Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”, which features an ensemble of superheroes including Captain America, will release worldwide on April 27. Disney India, in a move to expand its localisation efforts, has signed on Rana to lend his voice for the villainous character. “I’ve grown up reading Marvel Comics and Marvel movies with their intricately woven storylines. It is fascinating…

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Come 2020, Marvel superheroes to create magic in THESE three Disneyland resorts

Come 2020, and you can experience the magic of your favourite super-heroes like never before. Highly anticipated new Marvel experiences are coming to Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. According to the Disney official blog, the parks have invited guests to become part of an all-new universe filled with their favorite Super Heroes and Villains. Developed in collaboration with Marvel Studios and Marvel Themed Entertainment, these three new areas will lead in the next generation of Super Heroes. Check out the teaser here: As part of the transformative…

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