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 →

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 →