Merchandise Licensing 

Hasbro set to open first Nerf Experience in Singapore

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 1,980 Hasbro is set to launch the first-ever dedicated Nerf family entertainment center at the Marina Square shopping mall in Singapore. Referred to as Nerf Experience, the center is expected to come up in the second half of 2019. According to a report in the License Global, the deal was completed with Kingsmen, a communication design and production group in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East, via its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary Nax Singapore Pte. The attraction will span 18,000 square feet on the ground level of the…

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Event News 

Cartoon Network invites Asia to get animated. Details inside

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,466 Turner’s Cartoon Network, together with some heavyweight partners in Singapore, will be hosting its biggest ever branded event in Southeast Asia. Attracting industry talent from around the world, the two-week ‘Cartoon Network Animate Your Life’ will take place from May 26 until June 10 and will share with 80,000 participants the mechanics and the creativity behind some of the most iconic kids shows. Hosting workshops and leading interactive activities will be animation talent from around the world. John Fang, Executive Producer of legendary toon, Ben 10, will…

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People 

King Features appoints C.J. Kettler as president

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,528 King Features Syndicate, the home to characters like Popeye and Betty Boop has tapped C.J. Kettler as president. King Features, a member of the Hearst Entertainment & Syndication group, distributes comics, columns, puzzles and games to print and digital outlets and licenses both brands and comic characters for entertainment programs, as well as consumer products. Kettler will focus on new initiatives for King Features’ stable of brands in digital video entertainment across multiple platforms and introduce its classic characters to a new generation. She succeeds T.R. “Rocky” Shepard…

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TV Series Licensing 

King Features appoints eight license agents for Betty Boop and Popeye

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,125 New York-based print syndication company King Features, the worldwide licensor for properties including Betty Boop and Popeye, has appointed eight new licensing agents. Partners include Vertical Licensing (Brazil), Segal Licensing (Canada), Medialink (China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia), Licensing Dynamics International (Israel), Asiana Licensing (Korea), Copyright Licensing Agency (the Middle East), AMV Licencias (Peru) and Mon Entertainment (representing Beetle Bailey, Flash Gordon, Hagar the Horrible and The Phantom in Mexico, Latin America). The appointments are part of a larger plan to expand King Features’ licensing programs…

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