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 →

Pressman Game for Kong, Zathura, Fantastic

Game manufacturer Pressman Toy is developing officially licensed games and puzzles based on the upcoming fantasy features King Kong (Universal), Zathura (Columbia) and Fantastic Four ... Continue Reading →

NECA to Publish Nightmare Collectable Prints

As he gears up for the Halloween release of his latest animated feature, Corpse Bride, director/producer Tim Burton is working with NECA (National Entertainment Collectible Association) ... Continue Reading →

Family Guy Gets Game, Goes Wireless

As the resurrected Fox series, Family Guy, gets set to make its triumphant return on May 1, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing has announced two new agreements with video game maker Take-Two ... Continue Reading →

KongZhong Connects with Greatdreams

Chinese wireless services provider KongZhong Corp. has entered into a three-year licensing agreement with Hong Meng Cartoon Broadcasting Ltd (a.k.a. Greatdreams), a producer of animated ... Continue Reading →

BVITV, ProSieben Sign New Licensing Pact

More Disney toons will make their way to young German viewers as part of a new multi-genre, multi-year free-to-air agreement between Buena Vista International Television (BVITV) and ... Continue Reading →

Disney Characters Ring in the New Year

If you’re going to annoy others with your "cute" cell phone ringtones, at least keep it animated. Disney Mobile, part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, is now offering ... Continue Reading →