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Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2022: The finalists

The finalists in the Product, Property and Retail categories for the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2022 have officially been unveiled. The B&LLAs attracted a strong number of entries, from companies large and small. Each and every entry was judged by a panel that comprised of retail buyers from right across …

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Intimissimi Uomo launches Popeye collection

Intimissimi Uomo, a leading menswear brand focused on underwear, easywear, nightwear and beachwear within the Italian fashion collective Calzedonia Group, has created a complete Spring/Summer 2022 collection inspired by King Features’ iconic characters, Popeye the Sailor Man and Olive Oyl. The collection incorporates Popeye’s trademark nautical style across a full range …

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The Point.1888 and EMEA sub-agents sign 48 new deals for CoComelon, Blippi and Morphle

Brand Licensing specialist The Point.1888 and its sub agents across EMEA have signed a raft of new licensee deals for Moonbug Entertainment’s hit brands Blippi, CoComelon and Morphle. The new deals come on the back of recent news that Blippi is now available on demand via streaming giants Netflix and HBO …

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WWE and Fanatics announce sports and entertainment partnership

WWE and Fanatics have announced a comprehensive, long-term sports and entertainment partnership that will see Fanatics utilise its expanded digital sports platform to create a new, enhanced experience for WWE fans globally across several businesses, including e-commerce and licensed merchandise, as well as physical, digital, and non-fungible token (NFT) trading cards. …

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Moonbug appoints Marisela Escobedo as Senior Territory Manager LATAM

Moonbug Entertainment has announced the appointment of Marisela Escobedo as Senior Territory Manager LATAM. In this newly created role, Escobedo will be managing the licensing business across all Moonbug properties, including Blippi, CoComelon and Little Baby Bum in the Latin American region. Escobedo started her new role on 23 March and …

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WarnerMedia to broadcast Brave Bunnies in 20 new territories

Glowberry, the Ukrainian creator of popular kids’ series Brave Bunnies, has announced a licensing agreement with WarnerMedia to broadcast the series in 20 territories across Southeast Asia, as well as Australia and New Zealand. The deal was secured for Glowberry by its exclusive content distribution partner, Aardman, who have been leading …

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Raphaelle Mathieu promoted to EVP, Cyber Group Studios

Cyber Group Studios has announced that Raphaelle Mathieu, formerly Senior Vice President Sales, Digital and Acquisitions, has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President. Already a member of the management board, Mathieu, in her new capacity, will oversee all commercial activities of the company worldwide and work …

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ARTiSTORY secures global licensing rights for the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Spain

Art and cultural specialist ARTiSTORY has partnered with the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid, to build its global licensing programme. The addition of the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum to ARTiSTORY’s portfolio shows the company’s commitment to working with the leading cultural organisations around the world. The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum joins cultural partners …

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Octonauts activity trail set to make waves at SEA LIFE centres

Silvergate Media and Merlin Entertainments have announced their new activity trail, Octonauts: The Great Gup Rescue, which has just been unveiled at SEA LIFE at Mall of America before beginning its voyage to SEA LIFE centres around the world. Expanding on its successful global partnership with Merlin, Silvergate’s new interactive activity-based …

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Thomas & Friends autism-friendly clothing to launch on Character.com

The Thomas & Friends brand team in the UK are working with the National Autistic Society and Character.com to develop an autism-friendly range of clothing featuring Thomas & Friends. Some autistic children are highly sensitive to the feel and colour of certain materials, to the extent that some clothing is …

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