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Licensing Expo News Bytes

+ Nickelodeon Consumer Products unveiled a score of merchandising partners for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (Aug. 8). Toys will launch at Target and Target.com next month. ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Greenlights Fourth ‘Ninja Turtles’ Season

The ever popular heroes in a half shell are getting a lovely gift for their 30th anniversary this year as Nickelodeon has opted for a fourth season of the CG animated Teenage Mutant ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Collars Felix the Cat

The DreamWorks Animation juggernaut has rolled over another classic property, with head honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg announcing at Licensing Expo that the company has acquired the rights ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Plans Sailor Moon Day for Anime Expo

VIZ Media will be marking the return of global hit anime series Sailor Moon with a slate of special activities planned for “Sailor Moon Day” (July 5) at Anime Expo in Los ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turbo FAST’ Races to Daytime Emmy Nom

Emmys voters have long had a reputation of being a bit stodgy and old-fashioned, but that’s been changing with their increasing willingness to nominate shows on streaming services ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Reports Soaring Sales as Expo Opens

Sales of licensed merchandise from animation and VFX-based properties are on the rise and earning big bucks for the companies that own them. With the Licensing Expo now under way in ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Winds Up ‘Cuckoo-Clock Heart’ for U.S.

Shout! Factory, The Film Collective, Dada Films and Brainstorm Media have formed a strategic collaboration to bring the highly anticipated French CG film Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart ... Continue Reading →
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ShortsHD Acquires Full Plympton Library

Short film outlet ShortsHD has acquired indie animation legend Bill Plympton’s entire library of shorts and features for distribution on all ShortsTV and ShortsHD platforms in ... Continue Reading →
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Anna Kendrick To Lead ‘Trolls’ Voice Cast

Anna Kendrick, known for her live-action roles in The Twilight Saga and Pitch Perfect, has been tapped to lend her talented voice to the star of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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CBBC, FremantleMedia Revive ‘Danger Mouse’

Danger Mouse is back! After many years away, one of the most popular animated series in the United Kingdom is set to return to TV screens in a new 52 x 11 min. Series. Commissioned ... Continue Reading →