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eOne & Merlin Plan 1st Indoor Peppa Pig Play Center in Shanghai

Entertainment One (eOne) and Merlin Entertainment are planning the first-ever “Peppa Pig World of Play” — a standalone indoor attraction inspired by the globally beloved preschool ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo Highlights Part 2

Read part one here. +      Entertainment One secured a powerful range of partners for its preschool superhero show PJ Masks (on Disney Junior & Disney Channel in the US). Among ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo Redux

Licensing Expo took over Las Vegas this week, which means news of many new toon tie-ins coming to shelves around the worlds! Here’s a brief run-down. Among the LIMA 2018 International ... Continue Reading →
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Guru’s ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’ Lights Up Licensing Program

Kids’ entertainment and animation leader Guru Studio will be debuting a merchandising program for their popular new preschool series True and the Rainbow Kingdom, which is quickly ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Launches Consumer Products Division with Brand Refresh

9 Story Media Group is launching a new, dedicated consumer production division: 9 Story Brands. Following the recent acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, 9 Story Brands will ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Media Forms Strategic ‘Peanuts’ Partnership with Sony

DHX Media and Sony Music Entertainment Japan have entered a definitive agreement whereby SMEJ will indirectly purchase 49% of DHX Media’s 80% interest in Peanuts for C$237 million ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Broadens Spectrum of ‘Rainbow Rangers’ Partners

Genius Brands International continues to add colorful partners to its growing licensing roster for original preschool brand Rainbow Rangers in support of its 2019 retail launch. Slated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sesame Street’, Spin-Offs & Shorts Go North with Nelvana

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has inked a Canadian licensing and broadcasting partnership with Sesame Workshop to bring Sesame Street and Sesame Studios content north, exclusively ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Partners with Ghostbot to Develop ‘Chummy Chum Chums’

VIZ Media has entered a content development and merchandising partnership with award-winning animation studio Ghostbot Inc. (Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Whisker Haven Tales) for the ... Continue Reading →
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Japan Crate Teams with Funimation for ‘My Hero Academia’ Box

Subscription box co. Japan Crate and anime distributor Funimation have partnered to bring fans of My Hero Academia a special experience, right to their doorsteps. This June, Japan Crate ... Continue Reading →