Jim Henson Co. Back in Consumer Products Biz

The Jim Henson Co. is re-launching its consumer products division and has appointed Melissa Segal to the newly created position of senior VP of global consumer products. Segal joins ... Continue Reading →

Fisher-Price Toys with HIT’s Thomas

Children’s entertainment producer and rights owner HIT Ent. has appointed Fisher-Price Inc. as the global master toy licensee for the leading preschool property Thomas & ... Continue Reading →

Mattel Puts Brakes on Bratz

Don’t mess with Barbie. That’s the message MGA Ent. got last night when U.S. District Judge Stephen Larson granted Mattel’s request for an injunction to stop the Van ... Continue Reading →

Paramount’s Rango Available for Licensing

Paramount Pictures has announced that it is seeking licensing partners for its upcoming animated film, Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy) and featuring ... Continue Reading →

France’s TF1 Merchandises Dragonball

Toei Animation Co. Ltd. has appointed French licensing company TF1 Enterprises as the merchandising broker for the Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT. Through its TF1 Licences ... Continue Reading →

ER, Penguin Tell Tinga Tinga Tales

Entertainment Rights (ER) has signed a global publishing deal with the Penguin Group for its new pre-school brand, Tinga Tinga Tales. Puffin Books will act as the publisher in the U.K. ... Continue Reading →

Universal Develops Transformers Ride

Having spawned more than one hit animated television series and a blockbuster live-action/CG feature film, Hasbro’s Transformers toy line is now being developed as a new theme-park ... Continue Reading →

Playhouse Disney Spawns Toyline

Disney Consumer Products is launching a new line of preschool toys and electronics inspired by hit Playhouse Disney preschool shows airing on Disney Channel. Debuting this fall, the ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Takes on RollBots

Amberwood Ent. has appointed 4Kids Ent. the worldwide merchandise licensing agent and marketing brand manager for its new animated TV series, RollBots. 4Kids will manage global licensing ... Continue Reading →

Barbie vs. Bratz Victory for Mattel

For nearly two years now, Mattel and MGA Ent. have been locked in a heated battle over copyright infringement claims filed by the maker of the iconic Barbie line of toys and animated ... Continue Reading →