Dentsu Forms New American Entertainment Division

Advertising agency Dentsu Inc. has formed Dentsu Entertainment, a new subsidiary company that will develop original animation programming and media content outside of Asia. Headquartered ... Continue Reading →

Dynamite! Acquires Chaos! Comics Library

Comic book publisher Dynamite! Entertainment has purchased the library of Chaos! Comics, acquiring such iconic characters as Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Adds Penelope to its Portfolio

4Kids Entertainment has signed on to represent the preschool series Penelope as a brand worldwide except for Asia and France. The company will showcase the property at next month’s ... Continue Reading →

VeggieTales Adds Food, Toy, Candy Licensees

VeggieTales creators Big Idea Entertainment has signed up licensees in several categories for the faith-based animated series. The deals include confectionary products from Frankford ... Continue Reading →

Italy Issues Geronimo Stilton Stamp

Italy’s own Geronimo Stilton, star of the hit Atlantyca Entertainment animated series of the same name, is being honored with a postage stamp. Poste Italiane will issue the stamp ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Latches on to BRB’s Suckers Series

4Kids Entertainment is the new licensing agent in North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland for Suckers, a new animated series from BRB Internacional. The series consists of 104 ... Continue Reading →

Iconix, Schulzes Acquires Peanuts Brand

Charlie Brown and the gang are changing hands. The Iconix Brand Group, in conjunction with the family of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, has acquired the United Media Licensing business ... Continue Reading →

Angelina Ballerina Dances With Fisher-Price

HIT Entertainment has gone with Fisher-Price as the worldwide master toy licensee for its animated series Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps. The deal gives Fisher-Price the opportunity ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation Nabs Chobits, Eden of the East

Anime importer FUNimation has acquired North American rights to the classic series Chobits and Eden of the East. The Texas-based company plans to release Chobits on DVD and Blu-ray ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks’ Dragon Goes Exclusive With Wal-Mart

DreamWorks Animation and Wal-Mart launched a new joint promotional plan for the upcoming 3-D feature How to Train Your Dragon that will see the national retailer carry a large selection ... Continue Reading →