Character & Entertainment Know-How 

Cartoonist Day: If you know these Indian comic book superheroes, your childhood was awesome!

Who doesn’t like superheroes? Ahead of World Cartoonist Day on May 5, We present you with the desi-versions of the guardians of the Universe. From having powers and abilities like super strength to being able to traverse any distance in a matter of seconds, our Indian superheroes are up for the game every time. If you are a 90’s kid, and remember any of these Indian superheroes (No! am not talking about Krishh or Ra-One), from the world of comics, then your childhood was awesome. Get ready to witness the…

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Luxury Collection, Sofía Sanchez unveil Kimono-inspired capsule line

Lifestyle brand Chufy celebrates Japanese art and culture through inspired womenswear. Graphic designer and creative director Sophia Sanchez de Betak has teamed up with The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts (Marriot International subsidiary) for an exclusive ready-to-wear 36-piece capsule collection. “I fell in love with the culture of Japan when I visited for the first time five years ago, and so I was thrilled to explore the destination with The Luxury Collection upon my return as their hotels are such unique and cherished expressions of their locations,” said Sofía Sanchez…

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Toy Licensing 

Hasbro, Saban sign definitive agreement; deal valued at $522 mn

Hasbro and Saban Brands have signed a definitive agreement valued at USD 522 million. According to a report in the Licensing Post, Hasbro will acquire a variety of Saban’s assets during the partnership. “Power Rangers is an iconic brand built on a heritage of great storytelling and merchandising with tremendous upside potential when fully executed across Hasbro’s Brand Blueprint,” Brian Goldner, chairman and chief executive officer, Hasbro was quoted as saying. In the years to come, Hasbro will own brands such as Power Rangers, My Pet Monster, Popples, Julius Jr.,…

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TV & Films 

Boat Rocker Rights announces raft of international sales for ‘Bitz & Bob’

Boat Rocker Rights has announced a raft of TV sales with leading broadcasters for pioneering new hit preschool show ‘Bitz & Bob’ for Canada, Asia and Europe. New broadcast deals include TVO and Knowledge Network in Canada; EBS in South Korea, SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, YLE in Finland and Hop in Israel.  In addition, France Television in France, and Fox Latin America have also agreed to air the series. These high profile international sales follow the success of Bitz & Bob since launching on CBeebies in March, where…

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Brand & Lifestyle Corporate Brand Fashion & Accessories 

After real estate, Versace plans to launch furniture range in India

After foraying into real estate, Italian fashion and lifestyle major Gianni Versace is planning to bring its furniture range in India to tap the fast-growing luxury market. At present, furniture is the only product category in Versace’s portfolio that is not available in India. “We are looking at launching the furniture range. We have no reason why we shouldn’t,” Gabriella Saracino, Worldwide Licensing and Home Division Director, Gianni Versace SpA told PTI. However, no details on the timeline of the project has been shared by her. “We want to be…

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Collaborations Food & Drink 

Get a taste of “My Hero Academia” quirk, courtesy Japan Crate

Japan Crate and leading anime distributor Funimation collaborate to fuel fans with quirk-infused snacks as they enjoy the anime series’ new season. Japan Crate and anime distributor, Funimation announced an exciting partnership to bring together the leading Japanese culture subscription box and the award-winning series “My Hero Academia.” Japan Crate subscribers and anime fans will be presented with super hero inspired Japanese snacks and sweets to enjoy while watching the students of U.A. High School develop their quirks during Season 3 of “My Hero Academia” this June. The My Hero…

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