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In conjunction with the premiere of the new Looney Tunes Show on Cartoon Network on Tuesday at 8 p.m. (May 3), the cabler has kicked off a new advertising campaign in conjunction with Spirit Airlines. CN has developed special custom graphics with production media company Global OnBoard Partners transforming the [...]
DreamWorks Animation has announced its slate of marketing, licensing and promotional partners in support of the studio’s upcoming feature film release, Kung Fu Panda 2, which comes to theaters on May 26. In its first-ever movie themed tofu promotion, House Foods America is bringing Kung Fu Panda 2-branded tofu products [...]
Manga and anime publisher Tokyopop has announced it will close the doors on its remaining U.S. publishing operations effective May 31. According to a statement from the Los Angeles-based company, Tokyopop’s film and TV projects and its European publishing will not be affected. It will maintain an office in Hamburg, [...]
ToonZone Studios’ animated series Action Dad has been picked up for broadcast in France by Canal +. The series consists of 26 22-minute episodes and was produced by Los Angeles-based ToonZone with financing from the Animation Development Co. Aimed at kids ages 6-11, the comedy series about a super-spy family [...]
VIZ Media is expanding its VIZ Kids imprint with the acquisition of licenses for the popular animated properties Hero 108, Pokemon, Mr. Men and Little Miss, Voltron Force and Mameshiba. The anime and manga company broke down the deal by property as follows: Hero 108 – VIZ Kids will be [...]
The legal dispute over the licensing for Yu-Gi-Oh! has taken a toll on 4Kids Entertainment, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York. The filing stays the Yu-Gi-Oh! suit and allows the company to continue to manage its operations while it comes up with a restructuring plan. [...]
Leigh Anne Brodsky, the president of Nickelodeon Consumer Products and a pioneer in popularizing such multicultural properties as Dora the Explorer, has been named to the Licensing Industry Hall of Fame. Brodsky will be inducted into the hall of fame — which has only inducted 35 members since its founding [...]
Germany’s Studio100 Media has licensed three of its remastered classic kids series to Turkish Radio Television Corp. The deal made in Istanbul by TRT Director General Ibrahim Sahin, Deputy Director General Dr. Zeynel Koc and Managing Director of Studio100 Media Patrick Elmendorff, covers the series Maya the Bee (78 x 11 [...]
The revival of Voltron is picking up some major heat. With the new animated series Voltron Force set to debut on Nickelodeon this year, Classic Media and World Event Productions have announced licensing deals with Extreme Concepts, Dreamwave, Rubie’s Costume Co., VIZ Media and Dynamic Forces. Extreme Concepts will create [...]
The heirs of animator Max Fleischer have lost a legal appeal to recover the copyright to the popular cartoon character Betty Boop, according to news reports. In a 2-1 ruling the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court decision in ruling that Fleischer Studios Inc. could not prove there [...]