Merchandise Licensing 

Media I.M.’s ‘Sunny Bunnies’ to premiere in Canada, to launch merchandise

Media I.M. Incorporated, the London-based content distribution company that specializes in premium animation and family entertainment has broken a new territory for its hit Belarus pre-school animation ‘Sunny Bunnies’ which is now on air in more than 160 other territories. Canadian Kids giant DHX Television has picked up the first two seasons of the show, which is set to launch this July on it’s French and English-language preschool networks, Family Jr. and Télémagino. The deal supports the launch of Sunny Bunnies toys in Canada in Fall 2018. The products have…

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IMG launches global ‘Taste Tuesdays’ event series

IMG has announced the launch of ‘Taste Tuesdays’, beginning with Sydney, London and Paris on May 8. Born as an extension of the global Taste Festivals brand, Taste Tuesdays is an international series of bespoke in-restaurant experiences taking place on the second Tuesday of every month in each city. Tapping into Taste Festivals’ worldwide network, each event will see top chefs present specially curated menus in leading restaurants, with many also featuring unique masterclass-style experiences. Showcasing the featured chefs’ signature style, skills and cuisine, the ticketed events will vary in…

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Character & Entertainment Toys & Games 

eOne announces consumer products launch for Peppa Pig in Japan

Following the broadcast launch of Entertainment One’s (eOne) global preschool phenomenon Peppa Pig in Japan last October, the licensor on Tuesday (March 27) shares details of the property’s merchandise launch that will be kicked off with an exclusive retail event. eOne and its master licensee in Japan, Sega Toys, are gearing up for the launch of Peppa Pig product SKUS at an exclusive “Peppa Pig Goes to London” themed pop-up store this spring. Running from March 28 to April 3, 2018 at Takashimaya, Shinjuku department store in Tokyo, the pop-up…

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Publication Licensing TV & Films 

Awesome options media rights to Gillian Best’s debut novel ‘The Last Wave’

Awesome Media & Entertainment Ltd. (Awesome), the creative content company founded by writer-producer Jeff Norton has optioned the media rights to debut novel ‘The Last Wave’. Written by award-winning, Bristol-based Gillian Best and published by House of Anansi Press, ‘The Last Wave’ won rave reviews in North America and has become a book club favourite, establishing its author as a bold new voice in literary fiction. Awesome will immediately begin developing the book for television, with Norton and ex BBC Worldwide and ITV Studios executive Fraser Robinson attached as Executive…

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Event News 

Toy Retailer of the Year Awards on January 23

The British Toy & Hobby Association has disclosed the finalists of this year’s Toy Retailer of the Year Awards. This year’s awards winners will be announced during the annual Toy Industry Awards that would take place on January 23, 2018 at London’s Olympia. The gala event, which takes place on the first evening of Toy Fair, has been organised by the BTHA with the Toy Retailers Association that will also present the Toy and Supplier Awards 2017 during event. This year’s are: Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (under 150…

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