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Two new licensees join the Angry Birds nest!

New partners have joined the programme for world-famous gaming brand Angry Birds, after Bulldog Licensing secured deals with two major licensees. Angry Birds is the mobile game series that has transcended its original medium to become a global phenomenon. The franchise features a host of titles and is one of the most popular mobile game series of all time, with over 4 billion downloads since the launch of the original Angry Birds game in 2009. Angry Birds is now a massive property with a reach across the generations and has…

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Merchandise Licensing 

Licensing Link rolls out red carpet to new licensees to Molang licensing programme

Brand extension and strategy agency Licensing Link that manages the licensing programme in the UK and Ireland for the Molang brand on behalf of worldwide licensor Millimages, has welcomed a further four licensees for the cuddly, funny, kind-hearted rabbit whose animated series is a massive online and TV hit. Firstly, Click Distribution has signed for fashion jewellery and accessories; DJ Murphy is on board for multi-character magazines; Poetic Brands has confirmed for adult daywear and Smith & Brooks will create children’s daywear. The four new partners join the fast growing…

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TV Series Licensing 

Cartoon Network details comprehensive first collection of EMEA licensing partners in EMEA

The latest recapitulation of Cartoon Network’s enduring original franchise Ben 10 made a spectacular debut on TV screens across EMEA in October 2016. Now with the show delivering consistently great ratings and broadcast exposure being boosted through free-to-air deals, Cartoon Network has detailed its comprehensive first collection of EMEA licensing partners secured in the region. The EMEA merchandise programme is being anchored by master global toy partner Playmates with Giochi Preziosi Group on board as the pan-European marketing and distribution partner and Flair distributing the range in the UK. The…

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Event News 

Disney hosts gala dinner; one to support charity, the other to celebrate its licensees

With all its licensees in attendance, Disney UK hosted a spectacular gala dinner in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and GroceryAid on 27 April at the Roundhouse in London. The mouse house also took the occasion to celebrate its licensees. Attended by over 500 licensees, retailers and partners, the night featured special guest appearances from Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels and Kevin McNally, who stars in the upcoming film Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge. A number of awards were given away that evening. The full list of winners are:…

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