Toys & Games 

Stars Group to enter Indian market with PokerStars on April 17

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,849 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…

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Merchandise Licensing TV & Films 

Sony Pictures launches Jumanji merchandise, apparel

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 4,038 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…

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Fashion & Accessories 

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 6,592 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…

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Brand & Lifestyle Character & Entertainment 

Teletubbies head to South Korea with new broadcast agency deals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,809 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…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 4,390 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/.…

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People 

LIMA Awards 2018: Check out the nominees list here

Reading Time: 4 minutes Post Views: 2,968 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…

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Brand & Lifestyle Brand Licensing Character Licensing 

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,397 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…

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Brand & Lifestyle Celebrity 

Tetley Green Tea appoints Deepika Padukone as brand ambassador

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 9,566 Tata Global Beverages announced the appointment of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone as its brand ambassador for Tetley Green Tea. The brand was earlier endorsed by Kareena Kapoor Khan. “We pioneered the green tea wave in India and fully understand its reported health benefits. The new campaign is an effort to reiterate the credibility of those benefits,” said Sushant Dash, Regional Head – India and Middle East, TGBL. The company has rolled out a new campaign, made by advertising agency Mullen Lintas, featuring Padukone giving in to temptations…

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Corporate Brand 

WOW! Unlimited Media’s Mainframe Studios debuts new productions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,297 WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. continues to make inroads in the competitive marketplace of kids and youth entertainment. Mainframe Studios, WOW’s Vancouver based animated and live-action television production studio, is about to debut projects that reach a broad demographic. While it continues to offer traditionally accessible fare, the company is embracing the new digital options that showcase its innovation and production expertise. Mainframe Studios’ highly anticipated hybrid live-action /CG animated series ReBoot: The Guardian Code, will premiere as a Netflix original series worldwide on March 30, followed by…

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