‘Jake and the Pirates’, ‘Batman’ Help Mattel’s Bottom Line

Toy giant Mattel reported an overall entertainment product sales drop of 36 percent, but posted a profit of $96.2 million (up from $80.5 million) in the year-ago period. The company ... Continue Reading →

Cookie Monster Takes Bite Out of App Store

The summer holiday is the perfect time to take a bite out a delicious new Cookie Monster App, produced by Sesame Workshop and the Callaway Digital Arts. The Great Cookie Thief, is available ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Animation Plans New Jersey Theme Park

Get ready for Shrek’s Swamp Boat, Puss in Boots’ Purrrfect Ride and the Madagascar Soaking Safari Surprise? (Yes, we made those names up!) DreamWorks Animation is moving ahead with ... Continue Reading →

Groening Launches ‘Futurama’ Head-in-a-Jar App

Just in time for Comic-Con, the new, free Futurama Head-In-A-Jar Creator app will open a new world of cool digital possibilities to iPhone, iPod Touch and Android fans all over the ... Continue Reading →

Guru, Immedium Launch ‘Justin Time’ Books

A new series of books based on Guru Studio’s charming preschool adventure series Justin Time will be available this September through the innovative publishing house Immedium. The ... Continue Reading →

Atlantyca Cuddles Up to Millimages’ ‘Mouk’

Italian trans-media company Atlantyca Entertainment has been appointed by leading European producer/distributor Millimages as the exclusive licensing agent in Italy for its charming ... Continue Reading →

‘Angry Birds’ Lands Top Licensing Honor

Rovio Entertainment’s terribly addictive game Angry Birds won the Best Licensed Program of the Year award at this week’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. The game, which has spawned ... Continue Reading →

Saban to Refresh ‘Popples’

Saban Brands has announced plans to reintroduce popular 1980s brand Popples, with a wide array of merchandise—including apparel, accessories, mobile and tablet apps, plush and more—set ... Continue Reading →

Licensing Expo Spotlights Coming Toon Attractions

We had the chance to visit the colorful Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this week, where thousands of our favorite animated and vfx-driven brands were basking in the limelight (June 12-14). ... Continue Reading →

Mind Candy launches Spanish Moshi Site

Los Moshi Monstruos are coming. Mind Candy has announced the launch of a new Spanish-language version of its popular virtual world franchise Moshi Monsters. The newly launched site ... Continue Reading →