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New Kidz Global Study: SpongeBob, Peppa Pig, Doraemon Among Top Toons

LIMA has released its bi-annual Kidz Global Study, providing a snapshot of children’s favorite brands and characters across more than 40 countries. Calculated from consumer surveys ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: The Joker Origin Flick Planned, ‘Rick & Morty’ vs. Bikini Bottom, Inaugural China Licensing Expo, & More!

The Joker Origin Movie on Deck WB and DC are developing another Batman spinoff following the success of Suicide Squad, according to Deadline. The project will be directed and co-written ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Lion King’ Cast News, Time Travel with Obama, Licensing Numbers & More

Disney’s ‘Lion King’ Remake Finds Its Rafiki and Sarabi Jon Favreau’s “live-action” take on the animated classic continues to coalesce nicely, with ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Joan Lee, ‘Despicable’ China Opening, End of Artland & More

VIDEO: Remembering Joan Lee Marvel released a touching tribute to Stan Lee’s wife of 69 years and a key player in comics history, who passed away July 6 at age 95. The video is ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – Trailer 3 Peter Parker is perhaps the only millennial who is getting valuable compensation for his internship in this latest spot for the ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Taps Striker for Worldwide Licensing

Portland, Oregon-based, award-winning animation studio LAIKA has named Striker Entertainment its worldwide licensing agent, tasked with developing a global program with best-in-class ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Licensing Awards Nominees Selected from Record Entries

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has revealed the nominees for the 2017 International Licensing Awards, selected from a record number of submissions ... Continue Reading →
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LIMA Names Sesame Workshop’s Maura Regan EVP

Maura Regan has stepped down as SVP and General Manager of International Media at Sesame Workshop to join the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) as ... Continue Reading →
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BLE Breaks Records in 2016

Last week’s annual Brand Licensing Europe event in London surpassed its goals with a record-breaking show. Now in its 18th year, BLE is Europe’s premiere licensing event, and is ... Continue Reading →
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UBM Launching Licensing Expo China in 2017

UBM, the largest B2B event and trade show organizer in the US and Asia, has announced next summer will see the launch of Licensing Expo China, which will run July 18-20 at the National ... Continue Reading →