Retail 

M&G appointed master stationery licensee for Gaspard and Lisa in Asia

Sony Creative Products Inc. (SCP), which manages worldwide licensing for the hit French children’s book series and animated cartoon Gaspard et Lisa, has announced a licensing partnership with M&G Cultural Creative. M&G will be the exclusive master licensee for Gaspard et Lisa in mainland China. Although it has been a successful licensee for a number of brands to date, this is the first time that M&G Cultural Creative has committed itself to the role of master licensee for a property. As part of its drive to market itself more effectively…

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Entertainment Licensing 

HOHO Entertainment secures asian distribution deal with Bomanbridge Media

Hoho Rights, the commercial arm of kids’ production company Hoho Entertainment, has announced that leading distribution and production agency Bomanbridge Media, based in Singapore, will be representing the distribution of several of Hoho’s shows in Asia. The deal covers all forms of TV, VOD, Non-Theatrical rights for Asia (including India) for Hoho’s popular kids’ shows Shane the Chef, Little Luke and Lucy, Cloudbabies, Abadas, Everybody Loves a Moose and Hana’s Helpline. Helen Howells, Joint Managing Director, Hoho Entertainment, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Bomanbridge Media, whose…

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Retail Licensing 

DHX Brands launches exclusive in the night garden product range with home bargains stores

DHX Brands, the dedicated brand management and consumer products arm of DHX Media, has announced a new direct-to-retail collaboration which will launch an exciting new range of In the Night Garden products, specially created to suit the brand’s demographic of children aged 6 months to 2.5 years old. Launched as a direct-to-retail promotion with TJ Morris, the products will be introduced exclusively in Home Bargains and Quality Save stores throughout the UK this summer, with an initial 18 products available by the end of July, followed by two more in…

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Character Licensing Entertainment Licensing 

Continuing success for Masha and the Bear as season three arrives in Italy

Maurizio Distefano Licensing (MDL), which manages licensing for the Masha and the Bear brand in Italy and Switzerland, has welcomed the arrival of series three of Animaccord’s hit pre-school property on one of the country’s leading kids’ television channels. Season three of Masha and the Bear premiers on Rai YoYo, the free-to-air kids’ TV channel owned by the Italian public broadcasting group RAI, on 7 June. A special edition of the popular Rai Ragazzi show, La Posta di YoYo, which previews the new series of Masha and the Bear, will…

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Character Licensing Retail 

Toonz Retail expands its presence in Punjab, launches 1st store in Jalandhar

The fastest homegrown kids retail chain, Toonz Retail, further expands its presence in Punjab, launches its 1st store in Jalandhar. This is the 3rd store of Toonz Retail in Punjab. With stores across 64 cities of 16 states, Toonz Retail is massively growing with 100+ stores in the country, offering a wide variety of products for kids in the age range of 0-12 years. Your kids’ next fashion stop is at Shop no 604 Malhotra Complex, Model Town, Jalandhar, Punjab will offer quality products to its customers at an affordable…

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Character & Entertainment Entertainment Licensing 

Heidi Bienvenida series two arrives on Yes KidZ

Mondo TV Iberoamérica, a division of Mondo TV, one of the largest European producers and distributors of animated content, has announced the sale to Yes KidZ, an Israeli television channel for children, of series two of the tween and teen comedy drama Heidi Bienvenida. Called Heidi Bienvenida al Show, the new series, which continues the adventures of the happy, carefree girl who leaves her beloved mountain home to live in the big city, will broadcast on Yes KidZ from September 2019. The license agreement will last for three years. Yes…

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Fashion Licensing Merchandise Licensing 

Kiabi and Chupa Chups team up for a colourful range of t-shirts

This summer Chupa Chups, the most iconic lollipop brand, has teamed up with the popular French retailer Kiabi to develop a colourful range of t-shirts to make the whole family happy. The fun collection offers different colour variations of the iconic and eye-catching logo designed by the artist Salvador Dalí. Now parents and children who want to share their style have the perfect mini me collection to create a sweet vibe in the air!   The lifestyle t-shirts for teens and families are available all around Europe in Kiabi’s brick…

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Global Licensing 

Hamsta World and Licent form strategic partnership to conquer China

Da Hamstas are going to China. Hamsta World of Happy Ink is thrilled to join forces with LICENT in China, led by the acclaimed Mrs. Toni Qiu and co-founder Nikolaj Moesgaard. Saskia Keiser, Hamsta Creator and CEO of Happy Ink: “It’s been our dream to get Hamsta World to China. With LICENT we found just the right partner for our precious pets. They understand our brand DNA and our vision. We will work closely together to build a solid foundation and bright future for Hamsta World in the Greater China…

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Movie Licensing TV & Films 

Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry hits the big screen with Vue

A brand new episode of special compilations of of Novel Entertainment’s award-winning animated show Horrid Henry will screen in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 23 August following a deal secured with Vue Entertainment. Tickets go on sale this week for the special (1 hour 4 minutes) which is directed by Hilary Audus and Dave Unwin and produced by Novel Entertainment’s Lucinda Whiteley and Mike Watts. Calling all loyal members of the Purple Hand Gang, are you ready to rock?!  Horrid Henry’s back in style on the Vue big…

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Character Character & Entertainment 

APC kids snares sales for Fox & Hare

APC kids the children’s entertainment division of leading co-production and distribution company APC Studios, has secured a raft of sales for its animated property Fox & Hare (26 x 11’). Based on popular forest fables and aimed at children aged 4-7, Fox & Hare is directed by Mascha Halberstad and Tom van Gestel, and produced by Submarine in the Netherlands, Walking the Dog in Belgium and Doghouse Films in Luxembourg. DR in Denmark, RTHK in Hong Kong and Piwi+ in France have all picked up the show which is commissioned by Ketnet…

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