Character & Entertainment Publishing 

Dark Horse to publish ‘Terminator: Sector War’ comics

Creative Licensing and Dark Horse Comics have partnered for a new comic book series, reports Global Licensing. The series is based on the Terminator film franchise and titled “Terminator: Sector War.” The new comics will focus on a second Terminator who has been sent to 1984 New York City to take out Lucy Castro, a rookie NYPD officer assigned to one of the worst sections in the city. When Castro faces off against the Terminator, she will have to rely on unlikely allies to survive until dawn. The new series…

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Music Licensing 

Amazon India signs three new deals for Prime Music portfolio

Strengthening its prime music area, Amazon India has signed three content deals for Amazon Prime Music with Lahari Music, Muzik 247 and the Indian Performing Right Society. The Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) will provide Amazon India with an access to the IPRS repertoire of more than a million titles across multiple languages, eras and genres of Indian music. The IPRS claims that it represents more than 4,000 Indian authors, composers and music publishers. On the other hand, Muzik 24 will add Tamil and Malayalam music to Amazon Prime’s streaming…

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Corporate Brand Sports 

IMG, NCAA launches anti-counterfeiting preparations

IMG College Licensing partnered up with the NCAA to make anti-counterfeiting preparations for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four games, as per a report in the Global Licensing. “Our goal is to protect the brand integrity of the NCAA and our partner colleges and universities, as well as to protect fans from purchasing unlicensed counterfeit merchandise that often is of inferior quality,” said Cory Moss, senior vice president and managing director, IMG College Licensing. IMG College Licensing is the exclusive trademark agent for the for Kansas, Michigan and Villanova…

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Toys & Games 

Stars Group to enter Indian market with PokerStars on April 17

Sugal & Damani Group and the Stars Group announced that PokerStars.IN will be available to customers across a majority of Indian states starting April 17. Sachiko Gaming that focuses on games of skill, will operate PokerStars.IN with the Stars Group licensing its brand and providing certain support services. “The popularity of poker in India is growing and we are excited to build the market with the support of the global leader in online poker,” said Kamlesh Vijay, Chief Executive Officer of Sugal & Damani Group. The game will be available…

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Merchandise Licensing TV & Films 

Sony Pictures launches Jumanji merchandise, apparel

To mark the DVD release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Sony Pictures Entertainment has launched an official e-commerce store with online marketplace Redbubble. The site will feature 12 official merchandise designs as well as nine original designs created by an independent artist within the Redbubble community, which will be exclusive to the site. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a part of the Jumanji franchise, released in 2017. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. Set twenty-one years after the…

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Fashion & Accessories 

25th Anniversary of Sandlot: Fox to unveil line of commemorative apparel, collectibles

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Sandlot, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products will release a line of apparel, collectibles and more. Fox has joined with Funko for a collection of collectibles featuring characters from the film including Smalls, Benny, Ham, Squints, and the Beast. Funko will release its Sandlot-inspired figures this June. Commenting on the association, Ricardo Cruz, head of global fashion, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products said, “We are so thrilled and thankful for our incredible fans that have supported The Sandlot over the last quarter century. We…

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Brand & Lifestyle Character & Entertainment 

Teletubbies head to South Korea with new broadcast agency deals

DHX Brands, the dedicated brand management and consumer products arm of DHX Media announced that the new Teletubbies series has been picked up by South Korea’s leading public broadcaster, KBS. This is the first South Korean broadcaster signed for the new Teletubbies series. Additionally, SMG Holdings/Joon International has been appointed as the licensing agent for Teletubbies in South Korea and is expected to begin rolling out a consumer products program in the territory later this year. Commenting on the association, Peter Byrne, EVP DHX Brands, said, “There is a huge…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

Now, fans can become Pixar Superheroes with ‘Lego The Incredibles’ game

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group, Disney and Pixar have joined hands to create the new video game “LEGO The Incredibles.” “The Incredibles franchise, full of super-powered characters, adventures and teamwork, combined with all of the humor, puzzle-solving elements and unexpected surprises of LEGO games makes for the perfect combination for players,” said Tom Stone, managing director, TT Games Publishing. Check out the official announcement trailer here: The new video game invites players to explore a variety of story levels with the Incredibles family/. In addition, it…

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People 

LIMA Awards 2018: Check out the nominees list here

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has announced the finalists for the 2018 International Licensing Awards. “We received record 700 submissions, which truly reflects the broad scope of licensing from around the world,” Charles Riotto, president, LIMA was quoted as saying from the Global Licensing. The honours recognize outstanding creativity and performance in all major segments of licensing. This year’s nominees include: LICENSED PROGRAM: Art/Design: Andy Warhol–The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Kaomoji–Dou Weiwei Keith Haring–The Keith Haring Studio/Artestar Nina and Other Little Things–Eloise Morandi Nash/DIC 2…

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Brand & Lifestyle Brand Licensing Character Licensing 

Disney to bring Toy Story’s Pizza Planet to life? All details inside

Alien slime soda, anyone? Then rush to Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. According to a report in Cosmopolitan, Disney is planning to turn an obsolete pizza restaurant at one of their parks into a real-life version of Toy Story’s Pizza Planet. For those who are not aware of Pizza Planet, it is a space-themed arcade restaurant where Buzz Lightyear and Woody meet the aliens (aka Little Green Men) who worship “The Claw” machine game in the movie ‘Toy Story’. Still confused? Check out the clip here: However, no official confirmation from Disney has…

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