Licensing Show 2010: Spotting the Next Big Brand in Vegas

If you’re in the animation business and you’re not at the Annecy Festival this week, chances are you are attending the Licensing Intl. Expo held in Las Vegas from June 8-10. ... Continue Reading →

Pocoyo Tops 100 Licensees

The award-winning animated series Pocoyo has signed deals that put the total number of licensees for the show at more than 100. The 104 x 7 min. series co-produced by Zinkia and ITV ... Continue Reading →

Henson Debuts Four Brands at Licensing Show

The Jim Henson Co. will be debuting several licensing properties at the Licensing International Expo, set for June 8-10 in Las Vegas. The titles are: Wilson & Ditch: Digging America, ... Continue Reading →

Dentsu Forms New American Entertainment Division

Advertising agency Dentsu Inc. has formed Dentsu Entertainment, a new subsidiary company that will develop original animation programming and media content outside of Asia. Headquartered ... Continue Reading →

Dynamite! Acquires Chaos! Comics Library

Comic book publisher Dynamite! Entertainment has purchased the library of Chaos! Comics, acquiring such iconic characters as Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Adds Penelope to its Portfolio

4Kids Entertainment has signed on to represent the preschool series Penelope as a brand worldwide except for Asia and France. The company will showcase the property at next month’s ... Continue Reading →

VeggieTales Adds Food, Toy, Candy Licensees

VeggieTales creators Big Idea Entertainment has signed up licensees in several categories for the faith-based animated series. The deals include confectionary products from Frankford ... Continue Reading →

Italy Issues Geronimo Stilton Stamp

Italy’s own Geronimo Stilton, star of the hit Atlantyca Entertainment animated series of the same name, is being honored with a postage stamp. Poste Italiane will issue the stamp ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Latches on to BRB’s Suckers Series

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 ... Continue Reading →

Iconix, Schulzes Acquires Peanuts Brand

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 ... Continue Reading →