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Shoe company Crocs Inc. has inked a licensing agreement with the Nickelodeon network and will introduce an exclusive, limited-edition line of footwear sporting characters from the hit animated shows Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants. The shoes for kids will be available at select U.S. retail locations in the summer [...]
Ever wonder what happened to Martin Handford’s ubiquitous Where’s Waldo character? The ’80s publishing phenom is alive and well and has just landed at London-based media group Entertainment Rights. Handford will continue to create and publish Where’s Waldo? Picture books in their original format while ER will handle in perpetuity [...]
Those who were waiting for a major U.S. cabler to pick up Decode/Aardman’s fun comedy show Planet Sketch have a big smile on their faces today. That’s because Nicktoons has picked up the CG-animated sketch comedy show (26 X 11-mintes) for a spring airdate. ‘We are excited to be working [...]
Canada’s Morningstar Entertainment expands its library of over 1,000 DVD titles with exclusive licensing deals with global animation entity BKN International AG as well as deals with Montreal-based film company Atopia. The new partnership will boost the company’s roster of animated and feature films and aims to increase Morningstar’s profile [...]
Wallace & Gromit have a new publishing partner. The Bristol-based stop-motion animation studio has teamed up with the number one publisher of children’s books in the UK to produce literature for Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit. Egmont Publishing has just received rights that cover a tie-in with Aardman’s [...]
Cartoon Network is expanding the licensing program for its original action-adventure series Ben 10 into new categories for 2007 and has inked deals with Jay Franco and Sons Inc., Accessory Innovations and AME (American Marketing Enterprises). The companies will work with global merchandising arm Cartoon Network Enterprises to bring a [...]
A number of major companies have come on board to support Classic Media’s re-releasing of such timeless, animated holiday specials as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Frosty the Snowman, The Legend of Frosty the Snowman, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol and the forgotten classic, Cricket on [...]
MGA Ent., the company behind the hugely successful line of Bratz fashion dolls and animated productions, has issued a release blasting major toymaker Mattel for threatening to file a ‘meritless’ lawsuit. According to MGA, Mattel claims that it has owned rights to the Bratz dolls since they debuted five years [...]
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products will launch the Blues Clues property in Japan through a creative partnership with Sanrio, the character licensing group behind the hugely successful Hello Kitty brand. Sanrio has been named the master licensee for Blues Clues in Japan and will join Nickelodeon in creating a limited-edition [...]
With an all-new CG-animated feature hitting theaters on March 23, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are ready to make another assault at retail as well. In mounting a massive licensing program, 4Kids Ent. has teamed with some major players in the toy, interactive entertainment, publishing and apparel industries. Among them, [...]