Playhut Builds Fun Around Kid Favs

Toymaker Playhut Inc., which recently got into the anime TV game with the establishment of Playhut Ent., is heading to New York’s Toy Fair with a new concept in children’s ... Continue Reading →


Fancy yourself the next great toy conglomerate, ala Mattel or Hasbro? Maybe you see yourself selling one good idea to a lot of really thankful kids or a really cool, retro animation ... Continue Reading →

Mr Bean Gets Kid Book Deal

Entertainment Rights and publisher GE Fabbri have entered into a partnership to license the rights to Tiger Aspect Prods.’ The Animated Mr Bean for a series of interactive printed ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob Soaks LIMA License of the Year in Germany

SpongeBob SquarePants was named License of the Year at the November 2003 LIMA Awards in Munich, and its German marketer, Super RTL, won three of the six awards, including Licensing ... Continue Reading →

Retail Launch in the Stars for Knights of the Zodiac

DIC Ent., Bandai America Inc. and ADV Films are charting a celestial course for the 2004 U.S. retail launch of the hit anime property Knights of the Zodiac. Fans of the animated series ... Continue Reading →

Del Taco Spices up Holidays with Animation

Fast-food chain Del Taco has partnered with Classic Media to sell digitally re-mastered DVD releases of the animated holiday favorites Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman ... Continue Reading →

3D Indie Delgo Lands Publishing, Merchandising Deals

Fathom Studios, producer of the upcoming, star-studded, independent CG fantasy feature Delgo, has entered into a partnership with Joy Tashjian Marketing Group and a multi-format publishing ... Continue Reading →

Alphanim’s Potatoes & Dragons Gets Book Deal

Alphanim’s Potatoes & Dragons, a 7×78 series that will begin airing on France 3 early next year, has already landed a publishing deal. Hachette Jeunesse will put out ... Continue Reading →

PorchLight Licenses Jay Jay to Briarpatch

Under a new licensing agreement, Briarpatch is developing a series of bookshelf, card and travel games based on the award-winning 3D series Jay the Jet Plane, co-produced by PorchLight ... Continue Reading →

DIC Licenses Strawberry Shortcake for PC Games

DIC Ent. has licensed its revived Strawberry Shortcake property to Riverdeep/The Learning Co., which will develop PC games based on the toy line and animated series. The first title, ... Continue Reading →