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As if kids needed another reason to nag parents for a trip to the golden arches, McDonalds restaurants are sweetening specialty meals with toys from a number of hit Disney/Pixar films. In support of last week’s DVD release of The Incredibles, customers who order a Happy Meal or Mighty Kids [...]
Having won over toon fans in primetime on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons outlet, Corneil & Bernie will soon be heading to retail outlets near you. Earthworks Ent. announced today that it has acquired rights to the animated property for all areas of merchandise licensing. Airing Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday nights on Nicktoons, [...]
For the first time, NASA has teamed with an animated property to introduce an entertaining educational initiative. The government agency’s Center for Distance Learning has joined forces with the Pokémon trading card game to develop an in-school program that incorporates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themes into activity units [...]
Not since Josie and the Pussycats has an animated rock band generated heat like Gorillaz, which sold six million copies of the debut 2001 release, Gorillaz. Now virtual bandmates Noodle, 2D, Murdoc and Russel Hobbs are back by popular demand with Demon Days, a new album set to hit shelves [...]
Children’s programming and products distributor Nelvana made some new playmates at the American Int’l Toy Fair in New York this week. The company landed new licensing and merchandising deals for its animated properties Barbar, Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends and Franklin. With Babar’s 75th anniversary coming up in 2006, Nelvana [...]
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Cartoon Network have announced that Mattel will be the master toy manufacturer for the Cartoon Network’s newest animated rockers, Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi. Mattel plans to launch a full line of toys at retail worldwide in all markets outside of Japan, beginning in Fall [...]
Toy Biz as signed on as the master pre-school toy licensee for Universal Pictures’ and Imagine Ent’s upcoming animated feature film and PBS KIDS’ TV series, Curious George. The license, granted by Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, will see an array of toys and other products hit retail in time [...]
Game manufacturer Pressman Toy is developing officially licensed games and puzzles based on the upcoming fantasy features King Kong (Universal), Zathura (Columbia) and Fantastic Four (20th Century Fox/Marvel). The games will debut at the American Int’l Toy Fair, held Feb. 20-23 in New York City. While Pressman, founded in 1922, [...]
As he gears up for the Halloween release of his latest animated feature, Corpse Bride, director/producer Tim Burton is working with NECA (National Entertainment Collectible Association) to release limited edition Giclee prints of never-before-seen art from his stop-motion classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. The print sets feature signed illustrations created [...]
As the resurrected Fox series, Family Guy, gets set to make its triumphant return on May 1, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing has announced two new agreements with video game maker Take-Two Interactive Software and wireless content company Airborne Ent. Take-Two will produce new Family Guy video games for multiple platforms [...]