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VIZ, Simon & Schuster Renew Partnership

VIZ Media and Simon & Schuster have renewed their longstanding sales and distribution partnership in both the U.S. and the U.K. Simon & Schuster has been the exclusive distribution ... Continue Reading →
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Guadalajara Opens First Moomin Shop in Americas

The first ever Moomin Shop on the American continent has opened in Guadalajara, Mexico. The location at the Mall Galerias Guadalajara was selected by Moomin’s rights holders because ... Continue Reading →
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Hot Topic Gets ‘Steven Universe’, ‘Stakes’ Exclusives

Cartoon Network announces that Hot Topic has launched a new, exclusive retail program featuring merchandise and content based on hit animated series Steven Universe and Adventure Time’s ... Continue Reading →
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Saban Brands Appoints Five New Execs

Saban Brands continues to make new executive appointments, naming five new top level people to key positions. The new appointments go to Tori Cook, now SVP of Global Retail Business ... Continue Reading →
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Scrat to Make Macy’s Parade Debut’

Everyone’s favorite prehistoric rodent is finally getting his due — although he probably still won’t quite snatch that acorn. Scrat, of Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Adds Global Partners for ‘Angry Birds’

Rovio Entertainment has appointed several licensing agencies in EMEA to help both the licensor and local licensees realize the full potential of the Angry Birds brand. Teaming up alongside ... Continue Reading →
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‘Steven Universe’ Gets New Toy Partners

Cartoon Network has signed on five new hardlines partners for its popular animated comedy/adventure Steven Universe. Funko, Just Toys International, PhatMojo, Toy Factory and Zag Toys ... Continue Reading →
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USPS Offers ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ Stamps

In celebration of both the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz’ classic Peanuts strip (Oct. 2) and to launch October as National Stamp Collecting Month, the U.S. Postal Service will ... Continue Reading →
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USAopoly Plans ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Line

4K Media — the subsidiary of Konami Digital Ent. which handles licensing and marketing for Yu-Gi-Oh! — announces a non-exclusive licensing agreement for the brand with USAopoly. ... Continue Reading →
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Moomins Keynote Set for BLE

Sophia Jansson, creative director of Moomin Characters and niece of Moomins creator Tove Jansson, will give the keynote address at this year’s edition of Brand Licensing Europe in ... Continue Reading →