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 →

Chorion Hooks Simon & Schuster U.K. on Octonauts

Simon & Schuster U.K. has struck a licensing deal with Chorion to publish a full line of tie-in books based on the preschool animated series The Octonauts. The publisher’s ... Continue Reading →

Chaotic Products Set for France, Israel

A pair of deals forged by 4Kids Entertainment and Chaotic USA will bring the Chaotic trading-card game and TV series to broad lines of licensed products in France and Israel. The deal ... Continue Reading →

Giftventure Signs Ben 10 and Bakugan for Puzzles

Giftventure, a company that makes personalized treasure hunt puzzles, has licensed the Bakugan and Ben 10 Alien Force properties from Cartoon Network Enterprises. The company will use ... Continue Reading →

Cookie Jar Takes on Varsity Merchandise, Entertainment

Look for cheerleading to get a lot more animated under a new deal between Varsity and Cookie Jar Entertainment. Under a just-announced strategic licensing partnership, Cookie Jar will ... Continue Reading →

HIT Honors Licensees With Pingu Awards

HIT Entertainment honored its licensees with the third annual U.K. Pingu Awards at the Brand Licensing Europe show in London. The awards, given by HIT to recognize its licensing and ... Continue Reading →