Angelina Ballerina Dances With Fisher-Price

HIT Entertainment has gone with Fisher-Price as the worldwide master toy licensee for its animated series Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps. The deal gives Fisher-Price the opportunity ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation Nabs Chobits, Eden of the East

Anime importer FUNimation has acquired North American rights to the classic series Chobits and Eden of the East. The Texas-based company plans to release Chobits on DVD and Blu-ray ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks’ Dragon Goes Exclusive With Wal-Mart

DreamWorks Animation and Wal-Mart launched a new joint promotional plan for the upcoming 3-D feature How to Train Your Dragon that will see the national retailer carry a large selection ... Continue Reading →

Aardman’s Timmy Appears in Preschool Campaign

The star of Aardman’s animated preschool series Timmy Time has become an ambassador for the Pre-school Learning Alliance, a British charity specializing in early-years education ... Continue Reading →

Chorion Licenses Octonauts to Fisher-Price

Chorion has awarded to preschool toymaker Fisher-Price the master toy license to its new animated series The Octonauts. The deal, announced just prior to the opening of the Toy Fair ... Continue Reading →

Thomas Tops Licensing Poll for 10th Year in a Row

For the 10th consecutive year, HIT Entertainment’s Thomas & Friends has been ranked the No. 1 license for preschoolers in NPD EPoS Retail Tracking Services’ annual ... Continue Reading →

Revamped Disney Store Coming to Times Square

Disney is bringing a small piece of its theme park magic to New York’s famous Times Square. The company is currently transforming retail space in Times Square into what will be ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Boutiques Open in Toys R Us Stores

Animated series Ben 10: Alien Force, Bakugan and The Secret Saturdays will be featured prominently in a dedicated Cartoon Network boutique this month in every Toys R Us store. Open ... Continue Reading →

Orange Peels Toei Titles for VOD

Popular anime series Captain Harlock and Ken the Great Bear Fist (also known as Fist of the North Star) are coming to video on demand and mobile video on demand in French territories. The ... Continue Reading →

Cookie Jar Joins Harlem Globetrotters for Licensing, New TV

The Harlem Globetrotters got one giant step closer to returning to TV animation by signing on with Cookie Jar Group for a global licensing and entertainment deal. Under the deal, Cookie ... Continue Reading →