Merchandise Licensing 

Sony Pictures Consumer Products unveils studio’s first faith-based consumer products

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 5,851   Sony Pictures Consumer Products has unveiled the studio’s first faith-based consumer products in support of the new animated film The Star in theatres this Friday. Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star follows a small, but brave, donkey named Bo who yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. Along the way, he meets Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a…

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Brand Licensing 

University of Oxford licensing programme in a three-year deal with Engino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,537 With the Oxford team securing a deal with construction kit company Engino, the University of Oxford licensing programme continues to grow. The worldwide three-year deal will see Engino initially launch a range of STEM construction kits reviewed and approved by Oxford. The Oxford University ranges will combine the construction expertise of Engino with Oxford’s reputation for academic excellence. The resulting branded products will further develop the STEM series already produced by Engino and provide products with supporting educational materials within the categories of preschool STEM, science toys,…

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People 

Tributes flow to Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,700 A memorial service was held at St Paul’s Cathedral on November 14 to celebrate the life of Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear. The service was attended by over 1,300 family, friends and colleagues including animators who had worked on the original Paddington television series in the 1970s and cast and crew of the current Paddington 2 movie. Tributes were led by Michael’s daughter Karen Jankel and Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher of Harper Collins Children’s Books. Also present were many licensing people from the UK, Europe and…

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Brand Licensing 

Primark releases new Harry Potter collections

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 5,741 Primark has made it be known that new and exclusive Harry Potter collections have just hit the rails following on from the success of its Back to Hogwarts range in the summer. The fast fashion retailer has been parading the new lines on its blog and its social media channels. New women’s lines include Hogwarts sweatshirts and joggers, hoodies, striped satin pyjama sets, pyjama shorts, house sweatshirts, Quidditch loungewear crop top, leggings, long-sleeved pyjama tops, nightshirt, slippers and socks. In addition, new children’s lines include sequin t-shirts,…

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