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Bob’s Big Build a Big Hit in London

HIT Entertainment’s world-renowned handy man Bob the Builder attracted quite the crowd in London’s O2 Live Quarter as 2,500 fans came to attend Bob’s Big Build—an interactive ... Continue Reading →
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Lasseter Unveils Pixar Stamps at D23

Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios chief creative officer John Lasseter was joined by deputy postmaster general Ronald Stroman at top Disney fan event D23 Expo over the ... Continue Reading →
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The Collective Harvests ‘Annoying Orange’

Viral sensation The Annoying Orange is ripening for retail as leading entertainment management and production company The Collective announces a merchandise collection set for this ... Continue Reading →
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Jazwares Unwraps New ‘Adventure Time’ Toys

Cartoon Network Enterprises has unveiled a new slate of Adventure Time with Finn and Jake toys from Jazwares, set to hit Toys ‘R’ Us shelves next month. Hot on the heels of CN’s ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Rio’ and ‘Angry Birds’ Toys Hit the Market

The Rio and Angry Birds partnership continues this week as Fox Consumer Products and Rovio debut their new merchandise based on the Angry Birds Rio app, which has now been downloaded ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi Adds U.K. Licensees for ‘Poppy Cat’

Coolabi has secured three licensing partners in the United Kingdom for its preschool animated series Poppy Cat. Children’s publisher Alligator Books is on board to create a range ... Continue Reading →
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LIMA Creates Branding Conference, Hires Berg as Membership VP

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association announced its inaugural Retail & Branding Conference: Driving Brand Impact Through Consumer Touchpoints. The half-day ... Continue Reading →
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Spain’s Imira Names Barbier Head of Licensing

Barcelona-based Imira Entertainment has hired Julian Barbier as head of licensing. Barbier joins Imira from Biplano in Spain, where he handled the licensing of major brands for clients ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3′ Wins Top Licensing Award of 2010

Toy Story 3 was presented the Best Licensed Program of the Year Award by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association at the Licensing International Expo 2011 in ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Survey Reports Royalties Stabilized in 2010

As the Licensing Expo kicks off today in Las Vegas, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association reported that year-to-year royalties generated from the sale ... Continue Reading →