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Daily News Bytes: Licensing Expo

Continuing coverage of the announcements coming out of the Las Vegas Licensing Expo and related industry this week. Prior snippets can be found here. + Activision Blizzard Consumer ... Continue Reading →
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: BIAF2017 The Bucheon Int’l Animation Festival in South Korea is now accepting shorts, graduate films, TV & commissioned works and online animations until ... Continue Reading →
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Le Gala Quebec Cinema – 2017 Nominees Announced The inaugural Iris Awards for Quebecois film are set for June 1. Best Animated Short noms go to: Casino by Steven Woloshen, J’aime ... Continue Reading →
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Hello Kitty Theme Park Taps InstaVR for VR Content

San Francisco-based authoring, publishing and analysis company InstaVR, Inc. has been announced as the virtual reality content producer for the Sanrio Puroland theme park, per a new ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con News: ‘Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders’, WB Booth, Sanrio & More

+ Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders — the new adult-targeted action/comedy animation series from POW! Ent. and Genius Brands — has launched July 19 on The Hollywood Reporter‘s ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Award Nominations Reflect ‘Star Wars’ Fever

Representatives of top brands and major merchandise partners will convene on Las Vegas this summer for Licensing Expo 2016, and trade association LIMA will be presenting the annual ... Continue Reading →
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Four Live-Action Films That Need Animated Remakes Rotoscopers weighs in on the silver screen icons overdue for a toon treatment — if Hollywood is listening? Fuji TV Shows to Stream ... Continue Reading →
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4K Named Master Licensee for ‘Rebecca Bonbon’

New York-based brand management 4K Media (a subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment) has been appointed by Crown Creative as the master licensee for girls’ fashion brand Rebecca ... Continue Reading →
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Janet Hsu Named Saban Brands CEO

Saban Brands has named Janet Hsu as its first-ever Chief Creative Officer, effective August 17. Hsu currently serves as president & COO of global lifestyle brand Sanrio, Inc. of ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Piece’ and Hello Kitty Join Forces

Toei Animation Europe and Sanrio GmbH have reached an exclusive agreement that will unite their iconic properties One Piece and Hello Kitty in a dynamic duo licensing program in Europe. ... Continue Reading →