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 →

Cartoon Net Plays with KellyToy

Cartoon Network Enterprises has signed with KellyToy USA to create plush, sporting goods and novelty items based on the network’s portfolio of hit animated properties. The products ... Continue Reading →

Chorion Acquires Copyrights Group

Leading U.K. literary-based brand owner and manager Chorion Ltd. today announced the acquisition of independent licensing company The Copyrights Group Ltd. Neither side has disclosed ... Continue Reading →

Crack & Bonky to Hit to U.S., Asia

Following a successful appearance at Expo Licensing Latin America, the Mexican animated kids and teen-based property Crack & Bonky boasts several new additions to its roster of ... Continue Reading →

Speed Racer Deals Cross Finish Line

Speed Racer Ent. announced that his has closed a slate of new licensing agreements for the classic Speed Racer animated television series and the new cartoon show Speed Racer: The Next ... Continue Reading →

DIC Sues Troll Company

DIC Ent. filed a lawsuit against Troll Co. in federal court in Los Angeles today, alleging fraud in connection with two Troll Co. brands that DIC licensed. The properties in question ... Continue Reading →

Magi-Nation Goes to Germany

Cookie Jar Ent. announced that Tele M’nchen Gruppe has licensed the exclusive rights for its animated action-adventure series Magi-Nation in key German-speaking territories. Tele ... Continue Reading →