Marvel, Toy Biz Worldwide Part Ways

Marvel Ent. Inc. has terminated its licensing agreement with Toy Biz Worldwide Ltd. a year before the arrangement was scheduled to expire. Marvel-branded action figures and other toys ... Continue Reading →

Marvel, Toy Biz Worldwide Part Ways

Marvel Ent. Inc. has terminated its licensing agreement with Toy Biz Worldwide Ltd. a year before the arrangement was scheduled to expire. Marvel-branded action figures and other toys ... Continue Reading →

South Park Gets Mobilized

Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning animated series, South Park, is coming to mobile phones this month through a new deal with Amp’d Mobile. This is the first mobile content deal ... Continue Reading →

Viz Media Grants Naruto Licenses

Having recently made the leap to North American television on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and YTV in Canada, Viz Media’s Naruto has expanded its licensing program with two new ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Parts With Pok’mon

Children’s entertainment and merchandise licensing company 4Kids Ent. Inc. will not have the opportunity to renew its license for the hugely successful Pok’mon brand in ... Continue Reading →

Genius Grabs Porchlight’s Benjamin Bear for Home Vid

In its efforts to build a U.S. licensing and merchandising brand for the internationally popular preschool animated series, The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, PorchLight Ent. has licensed ... Continue Reading →

Exodus Mints Consumer Products Unit

Exodus Film Group, an entertainment company developing a slate of CG-animated productions, has tapped veteran licensing exec Bruce Auerbach to head its newly formed consumer products ... Continue Reading →

Hasbro Gadget Nabs Cartoon Net, Nick Content

Cable broadcasters Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon have signed deals to provide content for the portable VUGO Multimedia System from Hasbro Inc.’s Tiger Electronics. The new device ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Mobilizes

As Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit continues to dominate the overseas box office, U.K. production house Aardman Animations is reportedly bringing its unique brand ... Continue Reading →

Corgi Replicates Wallace and Gromit

Chicago-based Corgi, a leading manufacturer of die-cast scale models, has secured a license to produce exclusive replicas of characters from DreamWorks Animation’s and Aardman ... Continue Reading →