Pocket.watch taps Planeta Junior as European licensing agent for Love, Diana

Pocket.watch has tapped Planeta Junior to be its exclusive consumer products licensing agent for Love, Diana across France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and CEE, as well as support opportunities for the property at a wide European level.

It marks the latest licensing development for the popular YouTube series that recently named Spacetoon its licensing agent and toy partner for the MENA region, and handed global rights to Wow! Stuff last month. Love, Diana is a hybrid animation series from Pocket.watch, the team behind the famous Ryan’s World franchise.

Diana is the seven-year-old super-star behind the world’s third most watched YouTube channel: the Kids Diana Show, which has over 76 million followers. Diana, her brother Roma, and their parents create imaginative videos featuring songs and games. 

Love, Diana features 35 adventure-filled episodes that transport Diana into a new world: The Land of Play, where she is transformed into an animated character: The Princess of Play. The series highlights key values like friendship, leadership, family, imagination and the power of play.

Planeta Junior will be responsible for coordinating Love, Diana’s licensing and merchandising program.

Children’s programming is seeing its biggest demand ever globally, and we are thrilled to bring Love, Diana to new territories after an incredible franchise launch,” said Danny Spronz, managing director EMEA, pocket.watch. “Pocket.watch’s work in the kids entertainment sector has blazed a trail for many creator-led franchises, and we’re excited to work with Planeta Junior to deliver more of what kids and families clearly love.”

Diego Ibáñez Belaustegui, Planeta Junior Chief Brand Officer, added: “We have been bringing consumers the best experiences and products based on their favorite entertainment for the last 20 years.

“Diana is a wonderful character, full of charisma. Millions of children around the world adore her already. This IP is a breath of fresh air for the licensing industry. Planeta Junior would like to thank pocket.watch for the opportunity of working on such an innovative consumer products program.”

Pocket.watch taps Vivid to bring YouTube sensation Love, Diana toys and more to the UK

Vivid has partnered with the licensing and merchandising specialist, pocket.watch for the launch of a new toy line inspired by the latest YouTube sensation, Kids Diana Show. According to Tubefilter, the channel totals 5bn views a month across the globe.

To support the global launch of the Kids Diana Show merchandise, pocket.watch has produced 40 episodes of Love, Diana – a live-action and animated hybrid series with stories focusing on positive lessons about friendship, family, creativity, and the power of play.

“We are delighted to be partnering with pocket.watch again and start such an exciting journey to entertain and inspire girls with Love, Diana,” said Nick Thomas, general manager of Vivid. “Ryan’s world proved that you can disrupt the traditional toy sector because children relate to and admire their YouTube superstars and want to play with their toys.

“Ryan remains in the UK NPD charts in the top ten fastest growing new properties. We are all looking forward to replicating this success with exciting and innovative Diana products.”

Working with lead partners Far Out Toys (collectables), Jerry Leigh (dress-up), Taste Beauty (bath and beauty), Headstart (dolls, doll accessories and styling heads), and HiJinx (plush), Vivid will be distributing a wide range across different product categories, price points and play experiences to allow young girls to interact, role play.

Stone Newman, CRO, pocket.watch, added: “Pocket.watch is thrilled to continue our relationship with partners like Vivid to bring Love, Diana to expand the reach of the Love, Diana franchise and to deliver fun and inspiration to young girls on a global scale.”