Cartoon Network Greenlights ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Season 2

Just ahead of their official re-introduction to San Diego Comic-Con, Cartoon Network announces that the all-new Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are confirmed to return in a second season ... Continue Reading →

POW!, THR and GBI Team for ‘Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders’

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment is partnering with entertainment media brand The Hollywood Reporter and global brand management company Genius Brands International to launch a new animated ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Wars’ Sweeps Licensing Awards

Disney Consumer Products’ Star Wars continues to prove its constant appeal (and reinvigorated dominion over merch-hungry fans) having won four awards at Tuesday night’s 2016 LIMA ... Continue Reading →

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Just Keep Swimming: Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ Is a Major Breakthrough for Water Animation MoviePilot’s Elise Jost explores the Bay Area studio’s latest tech breakthrough, including ... Continue Reading →

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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Could The Jungle Book Become the First “Live-Action” Film to Win the Oscar for Animation? Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna walks readers along the ever-thinning line ... Continue Reading →

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 →

‘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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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 →

‘TMNT’ Takes Two Licensing Excellence Awards

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the top-winning animation-related property at the 2014 LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards, handed out at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. TMNT won for ... Continue Reading →