Sesame Joins Universal’s Dubai Park Plans

Universal Studios Dubailand has signed a deal with Sesame Workshop to develop three Sesame Street-themed venues for an under-construction theme park in the United Arab Emirates. Anchoring ... Continue Reading →

Dora to Grow Up, Get a Makeover

Mattel and Nick announced a new brand called Dora’s Explorer Girls that mixes Dora the Explorer‘s nose for adventure with the fashion doll play and online interaction. The ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →