4Kids to License Kappa Mikey

4Kids Entertainment will get to know the ins and outs of Mikey Simon, the star of Animation Collective’s Kappa Mikey, as the company has acquired worldwide licensing rights to ... Continue Reading →

Happy Tree Friends Wireless in Europe

Europeans can now enjoy the gruesome antics of cuddly forest creatures on their cell phones and other mobile devices. Mondo Media has closed a series of wireless licensing deals for ... Continue Reading →

Revenge of the Star Wars Toys

The Force will be with retailers on April 2 as Hasbro’s eagerly awaited new line of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith toys and games hit shelves. Many stores will even ... Continue Reading →

McDonalds Makes Pixar Pals

As if kids needed another reason to nag parents for a trip to the golden arches, McDonalds restaurants are sweetening specialty meals with toys from a number of hit Disney/Pixar films. In ... Continue Reading →

Earthworks Digs Corneil and Bernie

Having won over toon fans in primetime on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons outlet, Corneil & Bernie will soon be heading to retail outlets near you. Earthworks Ent. announced today ... Continue Reading →

NASA, Pok’mon Launch Partnership

For the first time, NASA has teamed with an animated property to introduce an entertaining educational initiative. The government agency’s Center for Distance Learning has joined ... Continue Reading →

Toon Band Gorillaz Back

Not since Josie and the Pussycats has an animated rock band generated heat like Gorillaz, which sold six million copies of the debut 2001 release, Gorillaz. Now virtual bandmates Noodle, ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Nabs Toy Deals for Barbar, Miss Spider, Franklin

Children’s programming and products distributor Nelvana made some new playmates at the American Int’l Toy Fair in New York this week. The company landed new licensing and ... Continue Reading →

Mattel to License Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Cartoon Network have announced that Mattel will be the master toy manufacturer for the Cartoon Network’s newest animated rockers, Hi Hi Puffy ... Continue Reading →

Toy Biz Gets Curious About George

Toy Biz as signed on as the master pre-school toy licensee for Universal Pictures’ and Imagine Ent’s upcoming animated feature film and PBS KIDS’ TV series, Curious ... Continue Reading →