Entertainment

Zuru detail Toy Mini Brands launch with Nickelodeon and classic toy brands partnerships

The award-winning global toymaker, Zuru is putting a new spin on the miniature collectables trend, having partnered with Nickelodeon/Viacom to launch a new licensed line to its already popular Toy Mini Brands line up. The partnership sees the introduction of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, and JoJo Siwa to …

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AR Discs is bringing Universal DreamWorks characters into the collectable augmented reality market

Augmented Reality has found its way into the hobbies and collectables market, thanks to an innovative new partnership between Universal DreamWorks and the tech toy developer, AR Discs. Characters from the hit film franchises such as Shrek, Trolls, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, and more are among …

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Coolabi’s Clangers eyes new global ventures with Jetpack Distribution worldwide deal

The independent kids and family content distributor, Jetpack Distribution, has acquired the worldwide rights to Coolabi Group’s popular pre-school stop motion animated show, Clangers in a deal that includes three seasons of the BAFTA-winning show that currently airs on CBeebies in the UK. The new partnership covers all audio-visual rights …

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BBC Studios details raft of UK licensees for Bluey as the pre-school series lands on Disney+

BBC Studio’s popular pre-school animated series, Bluey is making its mark on the UK consumer products space with a new raft of licensees spanning toys, apparel, bedding and accessories as the series makes its arrival on Disney+ this year. Bluey has already been met with a ‘phenomenal response’ in Australia …

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Warner Animation expands feature film partnership with Dr Seuss to detail new projects

Some of the most iconic stories and characters of Dr Seuss’ popular books will be finding new life on the screen thanks to an extended partnership with Warner Animation Group, the animated film production arm of Warner Bros Pictures. Under the new partnership, Bad Robot Productions has been tapped to …

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Interview: Ready Steady Cook whips up fresh new licensing take for the modern audience

Of the many changes necessitated by the arrival of the pandemic, a common experience that we have all shared over the course of the past nine months of lockdown, is that – in some capacity or another – it has made home cooks of us all. With more time spent …

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Smiffys partners with Magic Light Pictures to launch Gruffalo, Highway Rat and Stick Man dress up

The dress up and costumes specialist, Smiffys has struck upon a magical new partnership with Magic Light Pictures to develop a range of dress up costumes based on the popular book series from Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler, spanning The Gruffalo, The Highway Rat, Stick Man, Zog, and Room on …

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Banijay launches new consumer products programme for Ready Steady Cook

Banijay has launched a new consumer products programme for its iconic cooking brand, Ready Steady Cook, marking the return of the show and its licensing efforts with a modern style guide and suite of creative assets. With its new look in tow, the Ready Steady Cook brand is looking to …

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12 year old vegan cooking sensation Omari McQueen appoints Brands With Influence

Following the recent announcement of his first cookbook and a new BBC TV show, Omari McQueen has appointed Brands With Influence to develop and widen a merchandise and licensing programme around the 12-year-old and his new vegan brand, Dipalicious.  McQueen is already taking the world by storm and cooking up …

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Molang team Millimages appoints former Walt Disney exec as new senior sales manager and producer

The French animation studio, Millimages, the producer behind hit animated series such as Molang, Louie, Mouk, and Pirata and Capitano, has reinforced its commercial team with a new senior sales manager and producer in the form of Sépideh Shirazi-Moayed. In her new position, the former Disney acquisitions manager will help …

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