Promotional Licensing 

Film ticketing website to turn a e-commerce site

    Film  ticketing website Fandango will soon launch Fandango FanShop, its first-ever online store that will offer curated merchandise tied to theatrical releases and movie franchises. The Fandango FanShop will feature a lot of offerings handpicked by studios, filmmakers and fans including exclusive wearables, collectibles, experiences and events and its initial offering will include products from the upcoming films Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman and Despicable Me 3, among many others. Additionally, new merchandise and experiences will be introduced throughout each movie’s life. In the coming months, the FanShop…

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TV Series Licensing 

e One Entertainment makes new appointment to strengthen its ops in Latin America

With a new appointment of a personal to manage its portfolio of television properties including Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom and PJ Masks, eOne Entertainment is strengthening its operations in Latin America. Bruna Sawada will soon join the company as Regional Territory Manager for Brazil. He will report directly to London-based Murilo Hinojosa who leads consumer products for the entire Latin American region. Reporting to Ami Dieckman, Head of International Licensing for eOne Family, Hinojosa will continue to build a dedicated team across all commercial functions with a…

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TV Series Licensing 

Cartoon Network introduces Powerpuff Girls Story Maker app

With the introduction of the Powerpuff Girls Story Maker app, Cartoon Network has brought the new-look Powerpuff Girls to a new generation of fans. The app launches across the UK and EMEA today on iOS and Google Play and is now free for fans to download. Allowing kids and parents to tell their own stories based on the popular crime fighting trio of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, the new app encourages fans to create and animate their own scenes. Then the kids can choose to record their own voice and…

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TV Series Licensing 

DHX Media ties up with ZDF to show Teletubbies in Germany on KiKA channel

After having signed an exclusive deal,with ZDF, DHX Media will launch season one of its new Teletubbies series on the popular kids’ channel KiKA in Germany. The launch will build on the success of the original version of the hit pre-school series that first aired across Germany in 1999. Josh Scherba, EVP distribution and content at DHX Media, said, “Kids are now enjoying the new Teletubbies show in more than 24 territories around the world. “As we continue this global roll out, Germany is a key market, so we are thrilled…

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Celebrity Licensing 

Warner Bros. to reboot The Matrix with Micheal B Jordan

  Warner Bros. is planning to reboot the 1999 sci-fi classic The Matrix, it is reported. It is said that the studio is eyeing Micheal B Jordan to star with screenwriter Zak Penn in talks to write the script. However, little else is known about the studio’s plans for the film. The original Matrix, directed by the Wachowskis, was hailed as a revolutionary sci-fi epic which mixed comic book and manga influences with martial arts based action and ground-breaking special effects. It was the highest grossing film of 1999, and won…

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