Giochi Preziosi Lands Geronimo Stilton Toy License

Italian toymaker Giochi Preziosi has landed the European master toy license to the upcoming animated TV series Geronimo Stilton. Deal was struck with Atlantyca Entertainment, the Milan-based ... Continue Reading →

Dentsu Moves to Chub City for TV Series

Tokyo-based Dentsu Inc. has acquired all rights to the Chub City toys brand, and plans to develop the property into an animated TV series. The series will be developed by the company’s ... Continue Reading →

Thomas & Friends Tops U.K. Kids Licensing for 9th Year

Animated series Thomas & Friends has retained its crown as the top license for preschoolers in the United Kingdom for the ninth year in a row, according to a report from NPD. The ... Continue Reading →

Wunderkind Little Amadeus Secures First Licensees

GATEWAY4M International, producers of the animated series Wunderkind Little Amadeus, has announced licensing deals with The Games Co., Naxos of America and Playgo Inc. The Games Co. ... Continue Reading →

Who’ll Bail Out the Toy Biz?

Over 20,000 Toy Town professionals hope new ideas and innovations will help them brave the hard times as the industry gets ready for Toy Fair in New York City this month. Although the ... Continue Reading →

FremantleMedia to Rep CBS Properties in Asia

CBS Consumer Products has entrusted licensing of such signature properties as CSI, Star Trek, America’s Next Top Model, 90210 and toon classic Mighty Mouse to FremantleMedia. FremantleMedia ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Secures Licensing Deals for Timmy Time

Aardman has signed a number of new licensing deals for its preschool stop-motion animated series Timmy Time. The company has signed a number of partnerships in the United Kingdom, ... Continue Reading →

Ninja Turtles Celebrate 25th with New Wave of Licensing

4Kids Entertainment International has announced a number of new licensing deals to mark the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The new international licensing agreements ... Continue Reading →

Humanity to Put SpongeBob on Eco-Friendly T-shirts

SpongeBob is celebrating his 10th anniversary by lending his well-known image to a line of environmentally themed T-shirts and an ongoing water conservation campaign. The T-shirts are ... Continue Reading →

WordWorld Inks Three New International Licensing Deals

Emmy-winning PBS KIDS series WordWorld has signed three new international licensing deals. Among the deals are a three-year DVD pact with Innoform for Singapore, Malaysia and Hong ... Continue Reading →