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After ruling movie empire, Black Panther dominates merchandising world

After its third straight box office success in a row, Black Panther is on top of the movie empire, earning a whopping USD 501.7 million domestic and an additional USD 403.4 million from international markets, for a worldwide total of USD 1.08 billion. However, the Walt Disney’s box office juggernaut “Black Panther” isn’t on the road to just ticket-sale riches. According to The Licensing Letter, the super-hero movie could also generate approx. USD 250 million in licensed merchandise sales in 2018. The USD 250 million estimate doesn’t include products that…

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Brand & Lifestyle 

Jack & Jones launches Asia’s largest exclusive brand store in Pune

Leading European menswear fashion brand Jack & Jones has launched their largest store in Asia. The sprawling store is spread across an impressive 6,000 square feet area in Pune’s Phoenix Market City mall. The store is located in Pune’s Viman Nagar, which offers latest international trends with a state-of- the-art decor for a truly luxurious shopping experience. Speaking at the launch, Vineet Gautam, CEO, BEST SELLER India said, “We are extremely thrilled to launch Asia’s largest JACK & JONES store in Pune, considering its one of the youngest, most fashion-forward…

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Disney inks three-year bilingual book deal with BuzzPop

Disney Consumer Products has partnered with BuzzPop, and inked a multi-year deal for a slate of bilingual books featuring a multitude of Disney characters. The book series will also aim to appeal to new language learners and bilingual readers. In addition, the books will introduce new concepts including numbers, colors and simple words and new stories. According to the three-year deal, BuzzPop will release bilingual English-Spanish, English-Mandarin and English-French storybooks, board books, leveled readers and more that feature Classic Disney, Disney Princess, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney Pixar characters.…

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TV & Films 

Netflix tests patches to gamify bingeing for children’s shows

In an attempt to offer a more interactive experience, Netflix is testing a new feature that gamifies binge-watching for kids. The new feature lets kids collect “patches” for watching episodes of certain shows. According to Netflix, the patches, which have been available for a few weeks for some users, are designed to allow for a more interactive experience for children. The main objective is to provide a more fun, social viewing experience by giving kids something to talk about, thus bolstering the potential for families to share more information about…

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Soon, you can sport new Garfield inspired Skechers. Here’s how

Get ready to sport new Garfield inspired skechers? Paws Inc has partnered with Skechers USA for a new footwear collection inspired by the famous cartoon character Garfield. The new line of women’s shoes will include an assortment of Bobs from Skechers styles that feature Garfield and his companion Odie. The collection will launch in select Skechers retail stores across the United States and Canada as well as on the official web platform – The range will also be available at third-party retailers and around the globe for the back-to-school…

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