Toei Animation Adds Licensing Unit

Toei Animation Inc. is branching out from animation production by founding its own in-house consumer products licensing division. Headquartered in Toei’s Los Angeles offices, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Rewards Robinsons Viewers

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment (BVWHE) has launched its first-ever Disney Movie Rewards theatrical tie-in with the animated release Meet The Robinsons. In just six months, ... Continue Reading →

Star Wars Gets Stamped

There’s good news for the Star Wars enthusiast who’s also a stamp collector. A set of 15 new 41-cent postage stamps featuring such characters as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, ... Continue Reading →

HIT Buys Worldwide Magic. Plans TV, Toy Roll-out

For most parents of a three year old, HIT Entertainment basically rocks. HIT allows parents to assuage their guilt at planting their child in front of the TV for a twenty minute respite ... Continue Reading →

Fox Family Voicetones A Big Hit

While it’s still not as a big a part of the cell phone business as once hoped for, revenue from the sale of ringtones and voicetones has been a nice boost to a number of content ... Continue Reading →

Jasman Toys with Halo

Jasman Toys has pacted with Microsoft Corp. and Bungie Studios to produce a line of laser tag-style products based on the upcoming third installment in the hugely successful Halo video-game ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Inks Deal with Hallmark

Cartoon Network’s global merchandizing and licensing division, Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), has signed an exclusive, long-term partnership with Hallmark Cards Inc. Under ... Continue Reading →

Crocs Chomps on Nick Characters

Shoe company Crocs Inc. has inked a licensing agreement with the Nickelodeon network and will introduce an exclusive, limited-edition line of footwear sporting characters from the hit ... Continue Reading →

Waldo Found at Entertainment Rights

Ever wonder what happened to Martin Handford’s ubiquitous Where’s Waldo character? The ’80s publishing phenom is alive and well and has just landed at London-based ... Continue Reading →

Nicktoons Drawn to Decode’s Planet Sketch

Those who were waiting for a major U.S. cabler to pick up Decode/Aardman’s fun comedy show Planet Sketch have a big smile on their faces today. That’s because Nicktoons ... Continue Reading →