Gaumont, AGE Team to Relaunch ‘Herself the Elf’

American Greetings Entertainment — the IP and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corp. — and leading European kids’ entertainment producer Gaumont Animation ... Continue Reading →

‘DC Super Hero Girls’ L&M Program Takes Flight

The all-new, younger-skewing universe of DC Super Hero Girls is ready to take the world by storm as Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with DC Entertainment, preps a global ... Continue Reading →

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The Women Who Are Changing Animation, One of Hollywood’s Most Sexist Industries Inverse’s Megan Logan talks with Women In Animation about gender issues in the industry and the org’s ... Continue Reading →

OddBot, Tails of Whimsy Partner for ‘Mackie McKeens’

Los Angeles-based animation studio OddBot, Inc. has optioned The Mighty Machines of Mackie McKeens from The Art of Daryl Slaton LLC — best known as Tails of Whimsy — to ... Continue Reading →

Iconix Gobbles Up ‘Strawberry Shortcake’

Iconix Brand Group has amped up its kids entertainment presence by reaching an agreement with American Greetings to acquire its decades-old Strawberry Shortcake brand for $105 million. ... Continue Reading →
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LIMA Elects New Chairman, Directors

Rick Van Brimmer of The Ohio State University has been elected chairman of the board of The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association. He succeeds Maura Regan ... Continue Reading →

A Squared Ent. Merges with Genius Brands

Genius Brands International and Andy Heyward’s A Squared Entertainment have joined forces to create an intellectual property and multimedia content creation and distribution company. ... Continue Reading →

‘Packages from Planet X’ Celebrates Early ‘Pranksgiving’

Disney XD is serving up a special Pranksgiving episode of its news series Packages from Planet X on Monday (Nov. 4). The new prank-themed show finds Dan receiving a package that allows ... Continue Reading →

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+ kaboom! Entertainment, Phase 4 Films’ kids & family label, has inked a deal with American Greetings for French Canadian DVD and EST rights to seasons 1 & 2 of the new ... Continue Reading →

‘Packages from Planet X’ Arrives on Disney XD

Disney XD will premiere the new animated series Packages from Planet X this Saturday (July 13) at 8:30 a.m. as part of its Randomation Animation Block. The new toon centers on the adventures ... Continue Reading →