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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 →
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Deals Announce Impending Start of Licensing Expo

The annual Licensing Show is set to open its doors Tuesday for three days of licensing (or licencing, if your British) craziness in Las Vegas. There’s always a ton of announcements ... Continue Reading →
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Chorion Celebrates ‘Mr. Men’s’ 40th

U.K. production and distribution house Chorion has announced its plans for the 40th anniversary celebrations of much-loved kids’ property Mr. Men. In addition to their popular books ... Continue Reading →
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Bugs and Daffy Fly Spirit Airlines

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 ... Continue Reading →
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House Foods Among ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Licensees

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 ... Continue Reading →