Mattel is the One for 4Kids’ One Piece

At the Int’l Licensing Show in New York today, 4Kids Ent. Inc. and Toei Animation announced that Mattel Inc. has been awarded the master toy license for the hit animated action ... Continue Reading →

Southern Island on the Case for FUNimation

FUNimation, which was recently acquired by Navarre Corp., has named Southern Island the master toy licensee for Case Closed, the popular anime series known as Detective Conan in Japan. ... Continue Reading →

DC Comics Adopts Princess Natasha

Princess Natasha, a popular animated web series featured on America Online’s KOL service for kids, will move into comic books via a new licensing deal with DC Comics. Announced ... Continue Reading →

BKN Signs Game Deals for Legend of the Dragon

BKN International announced Tuesday at the Int’l Licensing Show that it has sealed video game deals for its animated property, Legend of the Dragon, with The Game Factory Inc. ... Continue Reading →

Nick’s Avatar on Licensing Block

Having won over toon lovers with its blend of anime style, Eastern philosophies and Western sensibilities, Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender is taking on the licensing ... Continue Reading →

Joester Loria Takes On Peppa Pig

Licensing and marketing gurus Debra Joester and Joanne Loria have been retained by UK-based Contender Entertainment Group to represent its award-winning pre-school property Peppa Pig. ... Continue Reading →

Palisades Toys Busts a Move On Comic-Con ’05

Maryland-based Palisades Toys has officially announced its 2005 San Diego Comic-Con International exclusives. They are–the Aqua Teen Hunger Force mini 4-pack (including the Quad ... Continue Reading →

Uh Oh. Jakks Adds Yu-Gi-Oh

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with 4Kids Entertainment Inc. to develop and market Plug It In & Play TV Games products based on the ever-popular Yu-Gi-Oh! ... Continue Reading →

Dick Tracy, Brenda Starr in Classic Tribune Pact

Tribune Media Services is entering into a co-venture with the New York-based entertainment company Classic Media. According to a report in Daily Variety, the terms of the pact will ... Continue Reading →

DIC, McDonald’s Sign Licensing McPact

In what seems to be a huge coup for Burbank-based DIC Entertainment, the company has been named as the worldwide licensing agent for McDonald’s worldwide licensing agent for active ... Continue Reading →