Character & Entertainment Top News Toys & Games 

MATTEL STEPS UP SUSTAINABILITY: TAKES BACK TOYS WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH THEM

Mattel Launches New Toy Takeback Program Called Mattel PlayBack MATTEL STEPS UP SUSTAINABILITY: TAKES BACK TOYS WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH THEM The 76-year-old toy company Mattel Launches New Toy Takeback Program Called Mattel PlayBack that will enable families to extend the life of their Mattel toys once they are finished playing with them. The new program is designed to recover and reuse materials from old Mattel toys for future Mattel products, and supports the company’s goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all products and…

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Character & Entertainment TV & Films 

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR STUDIO 100 GROUP’S ‘MIA & ME’ ON TV CULTURA, BRAZIL

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR STUDIO 100 GROUP’S ‘MIA & ME’ ON TV CULTURA, BRAZIL Studio 100 Group and TV Cultura are thrilled with the immense wave of success for “Mia and me” (O mundo de Mia) since its broadcast on TV Cultura (Brazil) last October. Having now aired weekdays for six months, ‘O mundo de Mia’ is continuing to garner impressive ratings and is at present one of the TOP 5 programs on TV Cultura.  The non-Brazilian series competed against four national shows, beating not only other family programs…

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Character & Entertainment TV & Films 

PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT SALES ADD UP WITH ADDISON

Portfolio Entertainment has ramped up a number of new sales for hit STEM-based show Addison (50 x 11’) aimed at ages 4-6. The 2D animated series will be heading to a number of new territories globally with deals including Kidstream for the US, PCCW for Hong Kong and A+ Kids for France and Africa. PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT SALES ADD UP WITH ADDISON The series has seen great success since its launch on CBC Kids in 2017 and currently airs across international territories with further recent deals inked by Portfolio including Azoomee…

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Event Event News Top News 

IKEA Group chairman to headline Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit

Lars-Johan Jarnheimer talks brand innovation at one of the world’s most successful retailers at B&LIS (9-11 June 2021 online) IKEA Group chairman to headline Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit IKEA Group chairman Lars-Johan Jarnheimer will provide the opening keynote at the all-new Brand & Licensing Innovation Summit taking place from 9-11 June online. Innovate, Adapt, Disrupt: In Conversation with Lars-Johan Jarnheimer will be a fireside chat followed by a live Q&A with the audience giving delegates an exclusive opportunity to quiz a C-Suite leader at one of the world’s most…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing TV & Films 

emoji® brand & WILDBRAIN PARTNER TO LAUNCH NEW IP emojitown®

WildBrain Spark to co-produce, launch and exclusively manage new digital-first animated series emojitown® to premiere on YouTube. WildBrain CPLG to build and manage global consumer products licensing program for the new emoji® brand extension emoji® brand & WILDBRAIN PARTNER TO LAUNCH NEW IP emojitown® The emoji company GmbH, one of the world’s top-150 licensors, and WildBrain, a global leader in kids’ and family entertainment, have forged a far-reaching content and licensing partnership to launch emojitown®, a brand new digital-first series and consumer products extension of emoji® – The Iconic brand.…

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Event Event News 

THE CHILDREN’S MEDIA CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES KEYNOTES FOR 2021

Opening Keynote to be Delivered by ‘Global Teacher Prize’ Winner Andria Zafirakou Presenter, Author and Actor Konnie Huq on Board for Brand New ‘The Key To..’ Keynote Session THE CHILDREN’S MEDIA CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES KEYNOTES FOR 2021, which will run virtually from 5-9 July. The opening keynote will be delivered by ‘Global Teacher Prize’ winner, Andria Zafirakou. Also in a brand-new slot, presenter, author and actor, Konnie Huq, will be the inaugural ‘The Key To…’ keynote interviewee. The opening keynote titled ‘The Power of Potential – Learning Together’ will be held…

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Brand & Lifestyle Character Licensing 

PEANUTS x VAYYU CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COLLECTION

New line features designs by fashion students from UK university PEANUTS x VAYYU CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COLLECTION WildBrain CPLG, one of the world’s leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agencies, has secured a deal on behalf of Peanuts Worldwide with luxury eco-sustainable lifestyle brand Vayyu. The new line will be Vayyu’s first licensed apparel collection featuring Charles M. Schulz’s classic Peanuts characters launching today to mark Earth Day (22 April). The sustainable apparel line spans t-shirts, jumpers, vests and hats for both men and women and will…

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Event Event News Top News 

Licensing Expo 2021 confirms all-virtual format, set out new date Aug.24-26

Global Licensing Group Announces Updated Plans to Serve the Global Licensing Market in 2021 Brand Licensing & Innovation Summit and Brand Licensing Europe to Take Place In-Person this Fall, while the world’s largest licensing event, Licensing Expo, will take place virtually Aug. 24-26, allowing more people to connect, learn, strike deals and discover new IP. Licensing Expo 2021 confirms all-virtual format, set out new date Aug.24-26 Informa Markets’ Global Licensing Group announces its 2021 calendar of events, kicking off with August’s Licensing Expo, which will be now be a fully…

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Art & Design Brand Licensing Home Decor 

INSPIRE ME! HOME DÉCOR PARTNERS WITH HOME CENTRE

New homewares range from renowned designer Farah Merhi at MENA retailer for Ramadan season INSPIRE ME! HOME DÉCOR PARTNERS WITH HOME CENTRE Inspire Me! Home Décor has secured a long-term deal with leading MENA home retailer Home Centre for an extensive line of home décor and home furnishings. Inspire Me! Home Décor, the lifestyle brand founded by acclaimed designer, author, entrepreneur, Farah Merhi currently has over 6.2 million global followers, making it the most-followed home décor inspiration page on Instagram. The deal with Home Centre was brokered by Inspire Me!…

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Music Licensing 

Times Music & Triller Announce Their Global Licensing Partnership

One of India’s leading music labels and publishers, Times Music and viral music video sharing app, Triller – announce their global licensing partnership. Times Music is a dominant market shareholder in Punjabi, Bollywood, regional and independent music and this deal would result in making Times Music’s diverse repertoire being available for users of the Triller app, across the world. Times Music & Triller Announce Their Global Licensing Partnership All of Times Music’s catalog, with over 56,000 songs is now available on the Triller app, for its massive user base to…

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