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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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Daily News Bytes

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 →
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Brand Licensing Europe 2014

Colorful characters from around the world will convene in London for the annual L&M confab. This year marks the 16th edition of Brand Licensing Europe, taking place October 7-9 ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV Bytes: BRB, DHX Media, Toon Goggles

BRB/Dracco’s Filly Funtasia Staffs Up: BRB and Dracco’s upcoming new animated series Filly Funtasia has put together a top-notch writing team: Dean Stefan (The Penguins ... Continue Reading →
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KISS and ‘Hello Kitty’ Collaborate on Hub Toon

Hub has optioned the rights to KISS Hello Kitty (working title), a new animated series  based on the unlikely, yet successful KISS x Hello Kitty line of products from Sanrio. KISS, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Matt Hatter Chronicles’ Lands in Spain and Portugal

Iberian broadcasters RTVE and Canal Panda have picked up Platinum Film’s boys’ action series Matt Hatter Chronicles. Public broadcaster RTVE will debut the 26 x 30-minute CGI series ... Continue Reading →