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Iconix Gobbles Up ‘Strawberry Shortcake’

Iconix Brand Group has amped up its kids entertainment presence by reaching an agreement with American Greetings to acquire its decades-old Strawberry Shortcake brand for $105 million. ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Licences Doraemon Tofu

Good news, vegetarians: now you can get your non-animal proteins and your robot cat fix in one place as VIZ Media and SoCal manufacturer House Foods Corporation have joined forces to ... Continue Reading →
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LEGO and WB Build Scooby-Doo Line

The LEGO Group has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a line of LEGO building sets inspired by classic animated series Scooby-Doo. Five brand new sets will bring ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages’ ‘Mouk’ Gets New Euro Licensees

France’s Millimages has announced that its friendly little animated bear Mouk (created by Marc Boutavant) has one over new European licensees. The series is now in production ... Continue Reading →
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Sony/ATV Grooves to ‘Matt Hatter’ Music Rights

Music publisher Sony/ATV will be laying down tracks after picking up global music rights for Platinum Film’s kids adventure series Matt Hatter Chronicles. The CG show’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wild Kratts’ on Stampede Worldwide

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group announce that kids around the globe are ape for Wild Kratts, the wildlife education toon created by the real-life zoologist brothers. ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Piece’ and Hello Kitty Join Forces

Toei Animation Europe and Sanrio GmbH have reached an exclusive agreement that will unite their iconic properties One Piece and Hello Kitty in a dynamic duo licensing program in Europe. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beet Party’ to Fight Bullying in Canada

ToonBox Entertainment and the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) have teamed up to bring some animated flair to the organization’s Violence, Bullying and Abuse Prevention program. Clips ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Distribution Takes on ‘Baby Genius’

Genius Brands International has named PBS Distribution as the home entertainment licensing partner for the award-winning Baby Genius library, which boasts more than 500 songs and 125 ... Continue Reading →
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USPS Issues ‘Rudolph’ Forever Stamps

Rankin/Bass’s acclaimed stop-motion holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is being honored by the United States Postal Service with a celebratory Limited Edition set ... Continue Reading →