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Kevin Hart Talks ‘Putting a Small Black Guy in a Small White Rabbit’s Body’ at The Secret Life of Pets Premiere Comedian dishes on his method for getting into character ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Goes Bigger for Licensing Expo

Cartoon Network Enterprises will be bringing an expanded brand portfolio to this week’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas (booth #D170). This includes the re-imagined Powerpuff Girls, ... Continue Reading →
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Cannes: White Fang Animation Gets Int’l Sales Deal SC Films picks up Jack London adaptation from French animation studio Superprod and production partners Bidibul and Big Beach. Bloomberg ... Continue Reading →
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Portfolio Names Jonathan Abraham Director of Int’l Sales & Acquisitions

Entertainment distributor Portfolio Entertainment has hired on Jonathan Abraham as Director of International Sales and Acquisitions, effective immediately. Abraham is now responsible ... Continue Reading →
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NBCUniversal Debuts The Secret Life of Pets CP Program Global master toy partner Spin Master leads licensee lineup that also includes Random House, Funko, Ty and more. Crimean Artist ... Continue Reading →
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Doc McStuffins Playset Named Toy of the Year

The 16th annual Toy of the Year Awards have wrapped up in New York City, and Disney Junior preschool hit Doc McStuffins took two top wins with the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center ... Continue Reading →
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CN Unveils Re-launched ‘Powerpuff Girls’

Cartoon Network unveiled at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas the first look at Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup from the all-new series The Powerpuff Girls, slated for a 2016 global launch. Produced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Masha’ Adds Spin Master, Simba Dickie as Toy Licensees

Animaccord Animation Studios, producers and owners of the animated series brand Masha and The Bear, has added Spin Master and Simba Dickie Group to its list of international licensing ... Continue Reading →
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Softline Licensees Cozy Up to ‘Little Charmers’

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has signed on five industry-leading softline licensees to its growing roster of partners for the CG preschool series Little Charmers, which follows ... Continue Reading →
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‘Little Charmers’ Casts Spell on Licensees

Nelvana Enterprises — the sales, brand-management and consumer products arm of Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana — has won over several notable licensees with its new CG animated ... Continue Reading →