Thomas Land Opens in U.K.

HIT Ent. and the Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire have opened Europe’s first Thomas Land in the U.K. Taking up three acres of parkland, the attraction features 12 rides ... Continue Reading →

3DBA Takes ER to Theme Parks

U.K.-based global media group Entertainment Rights Plc has appointed 3DBA to sell its key brands for themed attractions. The new George of the Jungle animated series from Bullwinkle ... Continue Reading →

DIC Taps IFG for Aussie Licensing

DIC Ent. has signed International Film Group (IFG) to act as licensing and merchandising agent for its key properties throughout Australia. Under the deal, IFG will represent both new ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Creating Kuwait Park

Cartoon Network Enterprises and Future Kid & Real Estate Co. have entered into an agreement to build a fully branded Cartoon Network indoor theme park in Kuwait City. Scheduled ... Continue Reading →

Paramount In Business with Habbo

Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment has inked a deal to offer virtual goods based on the films Beowulf, The Spiderwick Chronicles and Mean Girls in Habbo, a popular online virtual ... Continue Reading →

Eon Kid Adds Licensing Partners

Four additional companies have joined the licensing program for Eon Kid, Starz Media’s animated action series airing on Kids’ WB! on the CW. C-Life Apparel, 3 Point Ent, ... Continue Reading →

Viacom, Microsoft Join Forces

As its MTV Games unit gets set to make video games with movie mogul Jerry Bruckheimer, Viacom Inc. has announced a $500 million strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. The partnership ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Joins ‘Smashing Games’

Cartoon Network and Smashing Ideas have joined forces to develop and distribute mobile games, animated screensavers and wallpapers. Smashing Ideas will distribute the content across ... Continue Reading →

Polar Express Pulls into SeaWorld

The Polar Express Experience has opened at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., allowing fans of the Warner Bros./Shangri-La Ent. performance-capture CG holiday film to take their own magical ... Continue Reading →

Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s in Igor’s Lab

CKE Restaurants Inc., the parent company of fast-food chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, has signed on to support the theatrical release of Exodus Film Group’s Igor, ... Continue Reading →