Collaborations Global Licensing 

Rocket Licensing signs three new licenses

Independent licensing company Rocket Licensing, which represents the world-famous Godzilla brand in the UK and Ireland on behalf of Japanese licensor and brand owner Toho, has announced the signing of three new licenses. The agreements, in the apparel and home textiles categories, are announced as excitement builds in the run-up to the launch of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment’s new blockbuster film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, this May. Park Agencies, a leading designer and developer of licensed merchandise and apparel, are producing a cool line of adults’ and…

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Collaborations Global Licensing 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar collaborates with RHS

Rocket Licensing, the local licensing agent in the UK for Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has announced a major collaboration for summer 2019 between the classic children’s character and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) – the world’s leading gardening charity. Inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th anniversary, The Very Hungry Caterpillar-related events will be running through the charity’s four Gardens and four of its Flower Shows throughout the summer of 2019. The four RHS Gardens annually attract over two million visitors a year, more than 400,000 of them…

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Collaborations Entertainment Licensing Global Licensing Music 

Rocket to manage licensing for new animated series from Matt Groening

Independent licensing company Rocket Licensing has been appointed by brand owner Bapper Entertainment Inc. to manage licensing in the UK and Ireland for Disenchantment, the new adult animated comedy series from Matt Groening, streaming on Netflix. The series takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. It follows the adventures of a hard-drinking princess named Bean, her diminutive companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools. The series currently streams on Netflix…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

Crunchyroll appoints Rocket Licensing to manage “Bananya” in UK

Crunchyroll has appointed Rocket Licensing to manage the UK licensing program for the Japanese anime property “Bananya.” As per the agreement, Rocket will create a campaign that builds on the popularity of the property in the UK region. The company will target tweens, teen girls, young women and gift buyers. Additionally, Rocket will also look to fill key categories including publishing, health and beauty, food and confectionery. “This clever, quirky, delightful and super-cute property has already made clear its potential in some very big markets. Now, ‘Bananya’ is perfectly positioned…

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Rocket Licensing appointed to manage UK licensing for Horrible Histories

Hard on the heels of the news that independent licensing company Rocket Licensing has been appointed global children’s publishing, education and media company, to manage UK licensing for Horrible Histories by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, comes the news of a Horrible Histories feature film. Yes, the brand that has become the world’s bestselling children’s history-book series and boasts of an international hit TV show and sell-out international stage shows is on its way to the big screen. Scheduled to go into production next year and…

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Apparel Licensing Fashion Licensing Merchandise Licensing 

Sunrights appoints Rocket Licensing to manage its UK licensing

Sunrights has appointed Rocket Licensing to manage the UK licensing for the third generation of boys’ action franchise, Beyblade Burst. The franchise first appeared in the western markets way back in 2002, with the first season of the latest generation now airing in over 80 countries. In the UK, Beyblade Burst launched on POP Max this month. Having enjoyed strong interest in the property at Brand Licensing Europe, Rocket is now looking to grow a licensing campaign that will focus on a wide range of categories. These will include apparel,…

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Movie Licensing 

Legendary Entertainment appoints Rocket Licensing to manage UK licensing for number of its properties

Independent licensing company Rocket Licensing has been appointed by leading media company Legendary Entertainment to manage UK licensing for a number of its major properties, beginning with Pacific Rim Uprising, the 2018 follow-up to the hit science fiction action movie and the upcoming remake of the classic 1960s science fiction series Lost in Space. Pacific Rim, which appeared in 2013, is the story of a war between the inhabitants of Earth and monsters from another dimension, fought by human heroes piloting giant humanoid robots. It made close to half a…

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Event 

Rocket Licensing to celebrate its 10th anniversary at BLE in style

Rocket Licensing, is making preparation to celebrate its tenth anniversary at British Licensing Expo by showing its portfolio of new representations and classic much-loved brands. This year’s line-up includes The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the works of Dr Seuss, the massive TV and publishing hit Horrible Histories, Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania franchise, Beyblade Burst,the third generation of the Beyblade franchise, Love is, the classic art property whose theme is sharing the feeling of love and JIFFPOM, the pomeranian dog who is a huge social media star. The Very Hungry Caterpillar which…

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Character Licensing 

Rocket Licensing to celebrate Grinch’s 60th anniversary

In a heartening news, Rocket Licensing, the U.K. licensing agency for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas has decided to celebrate the character’s 60th anniversary this year with an expanded licensing and promotional campaign. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas was a 2000 made comedy film directed by Ron Howard written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman based on the 1957 story of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film. The Grinch’s birthday celebrations will start in the fourth quarter of this year and…

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Movie Licensing 

Rocket Licensing Unveils First Partners for The Emoji Movie Licensing Programme

Rocket Licensing today announces that it has secured its first UK partners for Sony Pictures Animation’s animated feature film The Emoji Movie, inspired by the phenomenally popular mobile phone icons. Rocket Licensing is managing the UK and Eire licensing programme for The Emoji Movie on behalf of Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP). The agent is currently assembling a strong line up of partners for the UK licensing programme which will target children aged 6-12 years across key categories including publishing, toys, games, apparel and accessories, mobile games, homewares, personal care…

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