Character & Entertainment Character Licensing Merchandise Licensing 

New Pingu products arrive at Japanese retail

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,973   Tokyo-based Sony Creative Products Inc. (SCP), which manages licensing in the Japanese market for the much-loved little animated penguin Pingu on behalf of rights owner Mattel Inc, has announced the arrival at retail of a number of new licensed products inspired by the cheeky little penguin’s recent return to TV. The latest output, which includes collectibles, mobile phone accessories, and a cushion and armrest, underlines the strength of the brand across multiple categories and the success of the new, entirely Japanese-made-and-produced computer-animated TV series Pingu in…

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Merchandise Licensing 

ITV Studios appoints master toy partner, distributor for ‘Robozuna’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,380 ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has appointed Hengxin Shambala Kids (Guangzhou) Cultural Industry Development (HSK) as Master Toy Partner in China along with Bandai as UK Distributor for the upcoming action TV series Robozuna. HSK, based in China, will develop and manufacture the Robozuna toy line and distribution will be managed by Bandai in the UK. Robozuna is an action-packed Netflix Original animated series following 14-year-old Ariston and his homemade robot, Mangle. In this thrilling kids adventure series, Ariston and Mangle join a team of robot…

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Movie Licensing 

Legendary has number of licensing partners under its wings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,903 Legendary along with Universal Picture has joined forces with a number of licensing partners and agents to support the upcoming action film Pacific Rim Uprising that is scheduled to release in February next year. Firstly, Bandai has been taken on board to launch a line of highly articulated figures, die-cast and resin robot action figure sets, die-cast figurines and plastic model kits, all of which will represent characters from the film including various Mechs and Kaiju. Legendary has also partnered with Isaac Morris for a line of men’s and…

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TV Series Licensing 

Toei Animation Inc. and Funimation Entertainment unravel gist of new and renewed licensing agreements

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,536 Toei Animation Inc. and Funimation Entertainment have announced new as well as renewed license agreements for the Dragon Ball franchise. Agreements with multiple partners, in a variety of merchandise categories, will cover both the Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Z anime series. While Dragon Ball is an iconic global brand and has been a pop culture favorite in North America for more than 20 years, Dragon Ball Super, the first new storyline from original creator Akira Toriyama in more than 18 years, began airing on January 7, 2017 on North American…

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TV Series Licensing 

J&M Brands appoints number of licensees for Miraculous series

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,035 J&M Brands has appointed a number of new licensees for Zag and Method Animation’s series Miraculous in the Benelux region. The new licensees include Canenco (arts & crafts, dress-up), Vadobag (bags), Global Industry (inflatables, tents, outdoor toys, gifts) and Lannoo (stationery). The new partners will cover categories including apparel, personal care, arts & crafts, stationery, bags, gifts, watches & clocks, fashion accessories, bed and bath textiles, toys and home décor. These appointments follow recent deals with four new UK licensees for the series, which include Gosh! Designs at PMS International, IglooBooks, Kokomo…

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Apparel Licensing Publication Licensing Toys & Games 

Zinkia Ent. inks several licensing deals

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 5,199   Zinkia Entertainment, producer of the show POCOYO, has introduced a new female character by the name of Nina. She leads Zinkia’s strong commitment with entertainment industry in 2017. Nina is a tiny girl who lives in the wilderness among plants and flowers, always accompanied by her loyal pet robot, Roberto. The Spanish company has already closed major licensing deals for this new character whose first products will be available in the upcoming months. The entitities with who licensing deals have been made are Bandai and Comansi…

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