Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

UYoung seals raft of deals with CCTV

UYoung, China’s leading children’s and family entertainment and media company, announced it has licensed multiple shows to CCTV, China’s state-owned broadcaster, for its children’s channel CCTV-14. The three multiple-season shows picked up by CCTV are: three seasons of Mia and me (78 x 22’), two seasons of Messy Goes to Okido (78 x 11’)  and two seasons of Space Racers ( 90 x 11’). As China’s leading children’s channel, it is accessible to over one billion viewers. Mia and me, from Studio 100 Media | m4e, is an enchanting fantasy…

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Brand & Lifestyle Celebrity 

G-Shock unveils new television commercial featuring brand ambassador Tiger Shroff

G-Shock, the popular watch brand from Casio, has unveiled a television commercial that takes its #ChallengeTheLimits campaign forward. Featuring the recently appointed Brand Ambassador Tiger Shroff, the commercial highlights the challenging spirit of the actor and his journey to becoming a successful star and youth icon. The television commercial finds the actor speaking about his personal journey, from being known as celebrity child to carving a niche for himself in the world of films, art, entertainment and glamour. His dance moves to fitness regime has been compared with the best…

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Corporate Brand 

Xilam Animation taps Charles Courcier as Head of Digital Production

Award-winning French animation studio Xilam Animation has appointed Charles Courcier to Head of Digital Production. In this newly created position, Courcier is responsible for sourcing, developing, financing and producing original web series to expand Xilam’s presence on YouTube, in addition to growing the studio’s presence across AVOD platforms. Additionally, Courcier will develop animated web series targeted at adult audiences.  He is based in Xilam’s head office in Paris and reports to Morgann Favennec, EVP Global Sales Development. Courcier joins from Amuse, a subsidiary of Millimages dedicated to digital production and…

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Character Character & Entertainment 

Genius Brands and Tankee On-demand forge cross content partnership

Genius Brands International, Inc. “Genius Brands” the global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, today announced a unique content partnership between its Genius Brands Network, which includes the Kid Genius Cartoon Channel and Baby Genius TV reaching 80 million U.S. households, and Tankee, Inc., the first safe, digital destination for kids ages 6-12 to enjoy gaming videos. Beginning July 2019, Genius Brands Network will launch a roster of Tankee Originals, including Minecraft Journey to the End, Octodad Dadliest Catch, PixARK Adventure, and Fairy Horse…

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Brand & Lifestyle Retail 

Boux Avenue names new merchandising director

Lingerie retailer Boux Avenue has announced that Marks and Spencer’s Rachel Harley will join the brand as it is new merchandising director to complete its new management team. Harley, who is currently head of merchandising for lingerie, swim, sleepwear, hosiery and active at Marks and Spencer, has been instrumental in leading a team of 50 people to drive Marks and Spencer’s market share growth in lingerie and will join Boux Avenue on June 13. Boux Avenue owner and chairman, Theo Paphitis, said in a statement: “Rachel completes the new look…

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Character Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

Mondo TV announces YooHoo balloons deal with Grabo for Italy and Russia

Mondo TV, a major international player in the production, distribution and licensing of animated content, has announced a new license award for YooHoo, the highly successful property based on the hit Mondo TV and Aurora World co-production for children, YooHoo to the Rescue. Grabo Balloons, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of inflatable products, will bring YooHoo, Pammee, Roodee, Chewoo, Lemmee and many other characters from the show to colourful helium balloons that can be used for parties, for presents or just for fun. The agreement covers both Russia and Italy,…

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Publication Licensing Publishing 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announces the publication of comicbook legend Stan Lee’s “A Trick of Light”

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced it will publish A Trick of Light, one of the last creative works by comicbook legend Stan Lee, on September 17, 2019. Years in the making, and his first novel for adult readers, A Trick of Light inhabits Stan Lee’s Alliances, an entirely new universe created in a unique partnership between Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Ryan Silbert’s Origin Story, and Luke Lieberman. Joining Lee in the writing of the novel is the celebrated author Kat Rosenfield. A Trick of Light is a superhero origin story…

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Character Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

Chacha Chaudhary back with new episodes

Popular cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma’s creation and hugely popular Indian comic book “Chacha Chaudhary” is all set to come back with new series of episodes. The show will be aired on Hungama TV from Monday to Friday from 1.30pm to 7.00pm and bi-weekly on Yotube every Friday at 3.00pm.

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Music Music Licensing 

KickO unites music legends on World Music Day to bring music closer to children!

Rsearch says that music helps release the “happy chemical” in human body, infact we are programmed to be happier when we listen to music. And on the occasion of this World Music Day, destination of unlimited happiness, Sony YAY! Is all set to celebrate the magical gift of music and spread unlimited smiles amongst its young fans. On the day when the world celebrates music, Sony YAY! aims to ensure that children from different walks of life strengthen their musical connect and not miss out on this magical form of…

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Brand & Lifestyle Fashion & Accessories 

RHS and Wax Lyrical present Wildscents – a new home fragrance range

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced Wildscents – the latest range in a highly successful partnership with Wax Lyrical, the UK’s largest manufacturer of home fragrances. Wax Lyrical’s new RHS Wildscents range is a collection of floral-inspired candles and reed diffusers that follows the popular homeware trend of incorporating insect and wildlife elements into the home. All Wax Lyrical products are 100% fragranced and made in England in the heart of the Lake District. Each candle and diffuser, all of which come in a fine china vessel with gold…

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