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4Kids Entertainment is the new licensing agent in North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland for Suckers, a new animated series from BRB Internacional. The series consists of 104 two-minute episodes depicting the world as seen by toys attached to the rear windows of cars by suction cups. The comedy [...]
Charlie Brown and the gang are changing hands. The Iconix Brand Group, in conjunction with the family of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, has acquired the United Media Licensing business and the Peanuts brand from United Features Syndicate and E.W. Scripps for $175 million. The deal also includes the Dilbert and [...]
HIT Entertainment has gone with Fisher-Price as the worldwide master toy licensee for its animated series Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps. The deal gives Fisher-Price the opportunity to develop and market a wide range of toys based on the series, including figures and dolls, playsets, dollhouses, vehicles, plush toys and [...]
Anime importer FUNimation has acquired North American rights to the classic series Chobits and Eden of the East. The Texas-based company plans to release Chobits on DVD and Blu-ray in 2011. Based on the popular manga by CLAMP, the 26-episode series is directed by Morio Asaka and licensed by Kodansha. [...]
DreamWorks Animation and Wal-Mart launched a new joint promotional plan for the upcoming 3-D feature How to Train Your Dragon that will see the national retailer carry a large selection of exclusive merchandise from the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wal-Mart will sell more than 100 Dragon-branded items in [...]
The star of Aardman’s animated preschool series Timmy Time has become an ambassador for the Pre-school Learning Alliance, a British charity specializing in early-years education and child care. The Aardman character will appear in pull-out supplements and a poster campaign helping to promote early learning messages to nurseries, parents and [...]
Chorion has awarded to preschool toymaker Fisher-Price the master toy license to its new animated series The Octonauts. The deal, announced just prior to the opening of the Toy Fair trade show, covers a number of categories including plush, musical talking toys, vehicles, playsets, accessories, bath and role play toys [...]
For the 10th consecutive year, HIT Entertainment’s Thomas & Friends has been ranked the No. 1 license for preschoolers in NPD EPoS Retail Tracking Services’ annual survey. The franchise, which has been around for 65 years, has extensive plans for the coming year including new toy lines from Fisher-Price and [...]
Disney is bringing a small piece of its theme park magic to New York’s famous Times Square. The company is currently transforming retail space in Times Square into what will be an interactive store set to open in the autumn with theme park-style attractions and exhibits for children. According to [...]
Animated series Ben 10: Alien Force, Bakugan and The Secret Saturdays will be featured prominently in a dedicated Cartoon Network boutique this month in every Toys R Us store. Open now, the boutiques will offer merchandise ‘ including exclusive items ‘ from multiple product categories during a key time in [...]