Home / Licensing

Licensing

New series of Planeta Junior’s Gormiti fuels toy sales across Europe, Russia and Canada

The broadcast success of Planeta Junior’s Gormiti is driving the success of its licensed toy line across Europe, Canada, and Russia, according to the producers and owners of the animated comedy-action series. Planeta Junior has closed various agreements with worldwide broadcasters across Spain, France, Canada, the UK, Italy, Greece, Poland, …

Read More »

Moominvalley awarded Best Animated Kids’ Programme at Cannes Content Innovation Awards

Moominvalley, the adaptation of Tove Jansson’s beloved Moomin stories, has been awarded ‘Best Animated Kids Programme’ at the fifth annual Content Innovation Awards in Cannes.  The Content Innovation Awards celebrate companies that are helping transform today’s global television industry. They are judged by a panel that includes the likes of …

Read More »

Magic Light Pictures’ Christmas special Zog up for International Emmy

Magic Light Pictures’ Christmas special Zog has been nominated for an International Emmy in the Kids Awards Best Animation category. The nomination follows Magic Light’s win in the same category at the International Emmy Kids Awards in 2018 with Revolting Rhymes. Zog is a heart-warming and comedic adventure based on the popular book …

Read More »

Tonies welcomes Cars and The Little Mermaid to its character and stories portfolio

The innovative new kids audio system, Tonies has added two new Disney characters to its range, welcoming Cars and The Little Mermaid to its collection of licensed characters and stories. The two new figures, Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Lightning McQueen from Cars, will be available to purchase on …

Read More »

USAopoly to launch Breaking Bad Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit

USAopoly is to debut a new Breaking Bad Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit early next year as part of a wider product roll out from Sony Pictures Consumer Products. Celebrating the launch of the Netflix television event, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Sony Pictures Consumer Products has lined up a …

Read More »

Asmodee’s fiction imprint Aconyte secures multi-year deal with Marvel

Asmodee Entertainment’s newly launched fiction imprint, Aconyte, has secured a multi-year agreement with Marvel Entertainment to create stories based around a cast of Marvel’s comic book characters. The first novels are slated to appear in Fall 2020, in trade paperback, ebook and audiobook editions. This marks the Asmodee Group’s third …

Read More »

Mattel to launch six-week Barbie Store Fashion pop-up at Liverpool One

Mattel is gearing up for the opening of a six week Barbie Store Fashion Pop-Up in Liverpool One this weekend, debuting limited edition clothing and accessories for kids and adults. A range of Barbie dolls will also be available at the pop up, including Barbie Fashionistas, Barbie Career Dolls, and …

Read More »

SuperZings and LOL Surprise magazine publisher shortlisted in PPA Independent Publisher Awards

DJ Murphy has been shortlisted for Independent Publishing Company of the Year at the annual PPA Independent Publisher Awards taking place next month. Currently celebrating its 70th year in publishing, DJ Murphy boasts a portfolio of popular children’s titles, including toy-inspired licensed publications such as SuperZings and LOL Surprise. Over …

Read More »

How the West was won: Japanese art and its impact on kids’ entertainment

Take a look at some of the highest performing animation or properties within the children’s space today and you’ll notice the creeping influence of Eastern culture infiltrating the style and look of so much we experience here in the West. Spin Master’s Bakugan – to name just one example – …

Read More »

Electro pop band Metronomy taps Gibsons for official tour merchandise puzzle

The UK’s independent games and puzzles specialist, Gibsons, has teamed with the electro pop band Metronomy to supply the group with a bespoke jigsaw puzzle as part of its merchandise offering for its upcoming tour. The band approached Gibsons’ national account manager Kim Garrod while planning its tour in summer …

Read More »