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BLE Announces License This! Finalists

Brand Licensing Europe has announced the four finalists for its 2014 License This! Competition. The contest, now in its fifth year, offers a chance for creators with brand-new concepts ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ghostbusters’ Celebrates 30th on Disc and Doughnuts

As if you needed another reason to indulge your sweet tooth, Krispy Kreme and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have teams up to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters film franchise. ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo Expands ’1001 Nights’ Comic Plans

Big Bad Boo has announced a second wave of comic book releases based on its 1001 Nights series. The first set of five comics was created in-house by the Vancouver studio’s artists ... Continue Reading →
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Roots Offers NFB 75th Anniversary Collection

Canadian apparel and lifestyle brand Roots has partnered with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) to celebrate 75 years of Oscar-winning public film production by creating a limited ... Continue Reading →
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LIMA Elects New Chairman, Directors

Rick Van Brimmer of The Ohio State University has been elected chairman of the board of The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association. He succeeds Maura Regan ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Takes Two Licensing Excellence Awards

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the top-winning animation-related property at the 2014 LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards, handed out at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. TMNT won for ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo News Bytes

+ Nickelodeon Consumer Products unveiled a score of merchandising partners for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (Aug. 8). Toys will launch at Target and Target.com next month. ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Collars Felix the Cat

The DreamWorks Animation juggernaut has rolled over another classic property, with head honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg announcing at Licensing Expo that the company has acquired the rights ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Reports Soaring Sales as Expo Opens

Sales of licensed merchandise from animation and VFX-based properties are on the rise and earning big bucks for the companies that own them. With the Licensing Expo now under way in ... Continue Reading →
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SeaWorld Toons Up for Licensing Expo

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has announced it will be scouting broadcast and licensing partners for three new 52 x 11 animated series at next month’s Licensing Expo in Las ... Continue Reading →