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 →

Aardman Animations Partners with Egmont

Wallace & Gromit have a new publishing partner. The Bristol-based stop-motion animation studio has teamed up with the number one publisher of children’s books in the UK to ... Continue Reading →

Three on Ben 10 Bandwagon

Cartoon Network is expanding the licensing program for its original action-adventure series Ben 10 into new categories for 2007 and has inked deals with Jay Franco and Sons Inc., Accessory ... Continue Reading →

Rudolph, Frosty Re-Releases Get Big Push

A number of major companies have come on board to support Classic Media’s re-releasing of such timeless, animated holiday specials as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus ... Continue Reading →

MGA, Mattel Battle Over Bratz Brand

MGA Ent., the company behind the hugely successful line of Bratz fashion dolls and animated productions, has issued a release blasting major toymaker Mattel for threatening to file ... Continue Reading →

Nick, Sanrio Market Blues Clues in Japan

Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products will launch the Blues Clues property in Japan through a creative partnership with Sanrio, the character licensing group behind the hugely ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Signs TMNT Partners

With an all-new CG-animated feature hitting theaters on March 23, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are ready to make another assault at retail as well. In mounting a massive licensing ... Continue Reading →

Ruby Gloom Goes to Japan

She’s not exactly Little Miss Sunshine, but the animated Ruby Gloom is headed to the Land of the Rising Sun via a licensing and home entertainment deal between Corus Ent.’s ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob PinkPants?

The yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea is turning pink in October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products has teamed ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Inks Apparel Deals

Cartoon Network Enterprises has struck three new licensing agreements that will see new apparel lines based on two of the network’s hit animated shows. Olaes Design and Marketing ... Continue Reading →