Upper Deck, Nick Making Avatar Card Game

While many hit anime shows for kids begin life as trading card games, one is poised to leverage its television success with a foray into the gaming world. Upper Deck Ent. (UDE) and ... Continue Reading →

Baby Genius Sold Back to Creators

Genius Products Inc., the exclusive U.S. home entertainment distributor for The Weinstein Co., has sold its Baby Genius brand back to creators Klaus Moeller and Larry Balaban and their ... Continue Reading →

Mainframe Boots Up Zixx Licensing Program

With its new animated/live-action series, Zixx, set to debut on Cartoon Network this weekend, Canadian CG animation house Mainframe Ent. is launching a licensing campaign for the show. ... Continue Reading →

4Kids, Microsoft to Create Kids’ Property

4Kids Ent. Inc., the children’s entertainment company behind the Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pok’mon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brands, has joined forces with Microsoft Corp. to develop ... 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 →

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 →