Character Licensing Collaborations 

MDL announces Angry Birds agreement with Alpitour S.p.A.

Maurizio Distefano Licensing (MDL), which manages licensing for the Angry Birds brand in Italy and Switzerland on behalf of brand owner Rovio Entertainment Corporation, has announced a major new licensing agreement. Leading Italian travel company Alpitour S.p.A has signed a special Licensed Experience contract through which it will promote its seaside resorts across the Mediterranean Sea with the help of characters from the eagerly awaited new film The Angry Birds Movie 2, set to premiere in Italy in September. Costume characters based on Red and Alpitour mascotte Ippo will be entertaining…

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Global Licensing TV Series Licensing 

MD Licensing to manage amazing animal animation ZAFARI in Italy

Maurizio Distefano Licensing (MDL), has been appointed to manage licensing in Italy for the remarkable new 52 x 11’ animated series ZAFARI, on behalf of brand owner Ink Group. Produced by ZAFARI Holdings and distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal/Dreamworks, ZAFARI has already enjoyed a strong reception in France, Latin America and the UK and is about to launch in a number of other territories. It will appear in Italy on Rai YoYo, the free-to-air kids television channel owned by the Italian public broadcasting group RAI. This innovative and original new series…

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Character & Entertainment TV Series Licensing 

Toonbox appoints MD Licensing for animated series Kit^n^Kate

Animation studio Toonbox has appointed Maurizio Distefano Licensing to serve as the Italian licensing agent for its preschool series “Kit^n^Kate.” Maurizio Distefano Licensing will now work to secure partners across a variety of children’s categories. The expanded licensing program will also be supported by Rovio Entertainment, which acts as master consumer products licensee for the brand worldwide. “We are extremely pleased to be announcing our co-operation with Maurizio Distefano in Italy on ‘Kit^n^Kate,’” says Pavel Muntyan, chief executive officer, Toonbox. “MD Licensing believed in our brand in the early stages…

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