Disney Leads Top Licensors List

Disney Consumer Products topped a showbiz and animation-heavy list of the top-ten licensors of 2008, according to License! Global magazine. The company success ‘ $30 billion ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana to License Mr. Men, Little Miss in Canada

Nelvana Enterprises is the new licensing agent in Canada for Chorion’s popular Mr. Men and Little Miss brands. Based on the classic books by Roger Hargreaves, the properties ... Continue Reading →

Boomerang Acquires Subsidiaries From Entertainment Rights

Boomerang Media has acquired three major subsidiaries of Entertainment Rights that control such popular properties as Casper the Friendly Ghost, Where’s Waldo? and Veggie Tales. Boomerang, ... Continue Reading →

Big Tent Brands TOKYOPOP in Apparel, Sports Gear

Manga publisher TOKYOPOP’s brand is expanding into several new areas under a slate of initial licensing agreements announced by Big Tent Entertainment. The licenses will see ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Forms Global Branding Team

‘Advisors Assemble!’ may not have the same ring as the Avengers’ famous battle cry, but Marvel’s new special advisory board is nonetheless charged with a heroic ... Continue Reading →

Chapman Takes Fifi to Russia

London-based Chapman Entertainment has secured a broadcaster and licensees to introduce its animated series Fifi Forget-Me-Not into the Russian market. Channel Russia has picked up ... Continue Reading →

Bandai Acquires Digimon Toy License

Bandai Asia has acquired from Toei Animation the Australian toy license for the animated children’s series Digimon Data Squad. The deal covers the right to sell such toys as ... Continue Reading →

Sesame Joins Universal’s Dubai Park Plans

Universal Studios Dubailand has signed a deal with Sesame Workshop to develop three Sesame Street-themed venues for an under-construction theme park in the United Arab Emirates. Anchoring ... Continue Reading →

Dora to Grow Up, Get a Makeover

Mattel and Nick announced a new brand called Dora’s Explorer Girls that mixes Dora the Explorer‘s nose for adventure with the fashion doll play and online interaction. The ... Continue Reading →

Giochi Preziosi Lands Geronimo Stilton Toy License

Italian toymaker Giochi Preziosi has landed the European master toy license to the upcoming animated TV series Geronimo Stilton. Deal was struck with Atlantyca Entertainment, the Milan-based ... Continue Reading →