Entertainment Licensing 

Bulldog Licensing signs on first two licensees

  Bulldog Licensing has signed on the first two licensing partners for the revamped U.K. game show The Crystal Maze. The first, Rascals, will produce a range of board games, card games, puzzle games and travel games based on the show’s format while Poetic Brands will develop a range of adult t-shirts, nightwear and underwear. “There are few game shows that match The Crystal Maze for iconic appeal and the new version is creating a whole new generation of fans, so the brand offers huge potential for licensing,” commented Rob…

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TV Series Licensing 

BBC’s Go Jetters teams up with Planet Earth II

BBC Worldwide’s pre-school hit Go Jetters has teamed up with Planet Earth II for a special mash-up video. The new clip showcases the first named through the lens of the BBC’s awe inspiring natural history landmark title Planet Earth II. It is narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The video was created in collaboration with BBC Earth to promote the premiere of the second series of Go Jetters on CBeebies on September 18 and will also feature on the Go Jetters YouTube channel.  

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Event News 

Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop wins at Cartoon Forum

Before taking its first ever stand at Brand Licensing Europe, Icelandic lifestyle brand Tulipop has taken a winning stand at this year’s ongoing Cartoon Forum, Europe’s leading animation pitching and co-production event.   Tulipop already exists in a number of products ranging from collectable vinyl figurines and plush to lamps, stationery and tableware. The range can now be seen in around 100 stores in Europe. Work is now underway to bring the Tulipop inhabitants to life in an animated TV series which will complement the series of animated webisodes, set…

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Entertainment Licensing 

Fanatics gives a shot in the arm to England Rugby

Extending its partnership with licensed sports merchandise specialist, Fanatics, England Rugby is getting into a new era for its omni-channel official merchandise operation. The deal means that the existing nine-year partnership has been extended by a further eight years until 2025. Starting with this year’s Old Mutual Wealth Series matches this November, a new retail store at the heart of the West Fan Village will support the existing South Stand store on match days. Additionally, a series of strategically placed mobile retail outlets around the Twickenham Stadium will give increased…

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Entertainment Licensing 

Shepperton Design Studios adds raft of new licensees

Shepperton Design Studios, the Twickenham-based studio that began the storm trooper design for the very first Star Wars movie in 1976 has added a number of new licensees who would continue to develop its offering of branded products. Among the new brands joining Original Stormtrooper’s stable are cycle apparel firm, Millitag (pictured), sock designer Roy Lowe, children’s apparel firm Blues Clothing and Kimm and Miller for food gifting. “We’ve seen astonishing success with the Shepperton Design Studios Original Stormtrooper products, consumers have really taken to the fun, self-deprecating, oddball British…

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TV Series Licensing 

Xilam signs number of broadcast deals for two of its properties

French animation production studio Xilam has signed a number of broadcast deals with networks across Russia and CIS for two of its hit animated properties Oggy & the Cockroaches and Zig & Sharko. New broadcast licensees for seasons 5, 6 and 7 of Oggy & the Cockroaches are Ukraine’s PLUSPLUS, Kanal 2 in Estonia and LNK in Lithuania. Seasons 3 and 4 of the series have also been sold to VIAPLAY in the Baltics and MTG Viasat for its channel TV3 in Latvia. These acquisitions add to the existing deals for…

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