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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 →
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Tokyopop to Shut U.S. Publishing May 31

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Canal + Brings ‘Action Dad’ to France

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 ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Kids Acquires Licenses for Five Animated Properties

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 ... Continue Reading →
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4Kids Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

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! ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon’s Brodsky Named to Licensing Hall of Fame

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 ... Continue Reading →