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Just in time for the feature release of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s fantasy movie Mirrormask, The Jim Henson Company and TOKYOPOP have announced the details of a joint manga publishing deal. Gaiman (Sandman, Neverwhere) will work closely with TOKYOPOP on a prequel manga to the movie, which has a [...]
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products debuted the licensing program for the hit Nickelodeon animated series The Backyardigans at the Int’l Licensing Show in New York. While the show joins the Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products portfolio, Nelvana will continue to oversee merchandising activities in Canada and global home video. Co-produced [...]
Alfred R. Kahn, chairman and CEO of 4Kids Ent. Inc., was inducted into the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) Murray Altchuler Licensing Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Wednesday night. Kahn has been a driving force behind the growth of such properties as The Cabbage Patch Kids, Pokémon, [...]
At the Int’l Licensing Show in New York today, 4Kids Ent. Inc. and Toei Animation announced that Mattel Inc. has been awarded the master toy license for the hit animated action series One Piece. The show airs on 4Kids TV, the company’s Saturday morning block on FOX, and Cartoon Network’s [...]
FUNimation, which was recently acquired by Navarre Corp., has named Southern Island the master toy licensee for Case Closed, the popular anime series known as Detective Conan in Japan. Southern Island was also awarded action figure licenses for FUNimation’s Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket and Blue Gender. Commenting on Southern Island, [...]
Princess Natasha, a popular animated web series featured on America Online’s KOL service for kids, will move into comic books via a new licensing deal with DC Comics. Announced today during the 2005 Int’l Licensing Show, the pact will see DC publish a four-issue mini-series to be released in 2006. [...]
BKN International announced Tuesday at the Int’l Licensing Show that it has sealed video game deals for its animated property, Legend of the Dragon, with The Game Factory Inc. and Planeta DeAgostini Interactive. Under the agreement, characters from BKN’s Legend of the Dragon will hit Nintendo DS and Sony’s PlayStation [...]
Having won over toon lovers with its blend of anime style, Eastern philosophies and Western sensibilities, Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender is taking on the licensing world. The hit animated series is being featured among Nick’s properties at this year’s Licensing Show, taking place June 21-23 at the Jacob K. [...]
Licensing and marketing gurus Debra Joester and Joanne Loria have been retained by UK-based Contender Entertainment Group to represent its award-winning pre-school property Peppa Pig. The series is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network’s Tickle U pre-school block daily, beginning this August. "The Contender Entertainment Group has a rich and [...]
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with 4Kids Entertainment Inc. to develop and market Plug It In & Play TV Games products based on the ever-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Plug It In & Play gaming systems contain multiple games in a single controller. “Since its launch, the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand [...]