Character Character & Entertainment 

Angry Birds takes flight with Neos!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,832 This summer sees the arrival of some delightful new travel companions for Neos, the leisure airline owned by the Alpitour Group. Angry Birds – the stars of cinema, toys, promotions, their own games and much, much more – will actually take flight over the next few months aboard a 737 that has been personalized just for them!   This initiative is the latest project in the successful partnership between the Alpitour Group and Angry Birds, which was launched last winter. These two major names in their fields…

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Character Character & Entertainment 

Aurora World hails launch of YooHoo to the Rescue in Russia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,880 Aurora World, a leading character and content company and owner of the globally successful YooHoo brand, has hailed the successful launch of the new YooHoo-inspired animated series YooHoo to the Rescue on the leading Russian linear TV station for kids, Carousel TV. The new 3D CGI 26 x 11’ animated children’s show, YooHoo to the Rescue, an Aurora World co-production with Italy’s Mondo TV, launched in June. It airs Monday to Friday at 8:25am from 24 June – 2 August; at 5:55pm from 2 September – 27…

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Character Merchandise Licensing 

Toonz Retail expands its presence in Rajasthan, launches 1st store in Bhilwara

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,102 The fastest homegrown kids retail chain, Toonz Retail, further expands its presence in Rajasthan, launches its 1st store in Bhilwara. This is the 7th store of Toonz Retail in Rajasthan. Successfully operating 100+ stores spread across 64 cities in 16 states, Toonz Retail offers a wide range of products for all needs and occasion of kids from 0-12 years of age. The new store at Shop no 2, First Floor, Aurum Square, D- 477, Azad Nagar, Bhilwara, Rajasthan with a store size of 1100 square feet will…

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Merchandise Licensing 

Genius Brands launches branded merchandise for Rainbow Rangers & Llama Llama

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,607 Genius Brands International, Inc. the global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, announced that it is has entered the next phase of its growth, expanding beyond content development, production and distribution into product merchandising, as licensed consumer products tied to the Company’s two hit flagship series, Rainbow Rangers and Llama Llama, begin to hit shelves in Q3 and Q4 2019. In 2019 through 2020, Genius Brands plans to debut over 450 SKUs of branded merchandise combined for Rainbow Rangers, which currently…

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Character Merchandise Licensing 

TeeStory launches official Disney merchandise

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,593 TeeStory the online fashion e-commerce player has launched its official collection of Disney merchandise on it’s website TeeStory.in. The collections starts from Rupees 499 and has various different disney character merchandise on sale.

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Publishing Retail Toys & Games 

Teva celebrates 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar(TM)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,296 Teva®, a division of Deckers Brands, announced its collaboration with The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ by Eric Carle for summer 2019. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the beloved children’s book, Teva created this collection to encourage hungry minds to explore the world around them. The collection combines classic Teva silhouettes with kid-friendly hues for adventure-ready styles that’ll help little ones spread their wings and fly. Inspiring generations with its innovative illustrations of art and nature, this collection merges Teva’s popular Hurricane XLT2 and Ember Moc styles with the…

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Sports Sports Licensing 

Barça showcase their own typography, FC Barcelona Play

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,421 From season 2019/20, Barça will have their own typography (a design of letters and numbers), called FC Barcelona Play, which stands out for being more expressive. The intention is for it to become a new identification element of the club, known for its personality and uniqueness. The new typography, which has already been seen on the shirts of the new signings in the different professional teams, is the result of a creative process that has taken into account the history of the club to the brand story…

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Sports Sports Licensing 

Valencia takes merchandise operation in-house after Puma deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,911 Spanish top-flight soccer club Valencia have taken their merchandising business in-house after opting against a renewal with Fanatics, the global sports retail specialists, which has managed the team’s operations for the last two years. Valencia’s deal with Fanatics saw the club’s merchandising operation managed via the latter’s v-commerce model, distributing to more than 188 markets. The decision from the La Liga side was taken as part of a new digital business plan. The club has relaunched its online store and digital platforms to allow them to gather…

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Character Character & Entertainment 

Wildbrain to manage headstarts best furry friends on Youtube

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,441 WildBrain, a leading digital kids’ network and studio, has been appointed by Headstart International Pty Ltd. to manage the Best Furry Friends – or BFF – toy brand on YouTube. WildBrain will employ its expertise in content and channel management on YouTube to grow the global audience for BFF with exclusive content designed to delight a key viewership of girls 6-9 years old. WildBrain will manage existing BFF channels on YouTube and also launch new channels for the brand across international territories and manage advertising on the…

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Intellectual Property 

Martin Krieger appointed as CEO of Studio 100 Media

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,400 Studio 100 has announced the appointment of Martin Krieger as CEO of Studio 100 Media and its subsidiaries Studio 100 Film, m4e and the newly formed Studio Isar Animation (Munich / Germany). Krieger will also be responsible for the global commercial business of Studio 100 International including content distribution, licensing and consumer products for the entire Studio 100 slate and some third party IPs. Krieger takes on this role after years of experience within the media and marketing industry including his excellent track record in leading the…

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