The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has revealed the nominees for the 2017 International Licensing Awards, selected from a record number of submissions to the prestigious contest. Spanning a wide range of categories across licensing, retailing, promotion, consumer products and more, the 126 finalists represent 10 countries of origin, with one quarter of the nominees originating outside the US.
“The LIMA Licensing Awards program recognizes outstanding performance across a range of categories throughout the global licensing industry,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto. “The level of excellence exemplified in this year’s submissions was truly impressive and it is a testament to the impact LIMA members are having all around the world.”
LIMA members will vote for winners in 20 categories, including digital (apps/video) and toys/games consumer products. Voting will take place online in April, with the winners to be revealed at the LIMA Award Ceremony on Tuesday, May 23 during Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
A select list of category nominees is below. Full list of nominees here.
2017 International Licensing Awards nominees:
CHARACTER / TOY BRAND
Barbie – Mattel Inc.
Care Bears – American Greetings Entertainment
DC Super Hero Girls – Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Mr. Men Little Miss – Sanrio/Haven
Peter Rabbit – Penguin Random House
Shopkins – Moose Toys/The Licensing Shop Inc.
The Gruffalo – Magic Light Pictures Ltd.
Angry Birds – Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Five Nights at Freddy’s – Scottgames/Striker Entertainment
Jiang Hoo – Perfect World
Kanahei’s Small Animals – Yurutto/TV Tokyo Communications Corporation
LINE Friends – LINE Friends Corporation
FILM / TELEVISION / ENTERTAINMENT – ANIMATED
DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls – Universal Brand Development
Elena of Avalor – Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man – Marvel & Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
Masha and the Bear – Animaccord Ltd.
PAW Patrol – Spin Master Ltd.
Peppa Pig – Entertainment One
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Nickelodeon
Ink & Salt – ASL with Care Bears App
Jollywise – PJ Masks Moonlight Heroes App
NextGames – AMC’s The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land Mobile Game
SEGA – Total War Warhammer PC Game
Ubisoft – Trolls: Crazy Party Forest! Mobile Game
Whalerock Industries – NFLPA Player Emoji Collection
TOYS / GAMES / NOVELTIES / ROLE-PLAY
Dynacraft – Disney Princess Carriage Ride-On
Fisher-Price – Imaginext DC Super Hero Friends Super Hero Flight City Playset
Funko – Five Nights at Freddy’s Figures, Plush and Collectibles Collection
Grammercy – NERF Dog Toys
Hasbro – DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Poppy Doll
Mattel – DC Super Hero Girls Action Figures
The Bridge Direct – C3 Shopkins Kinstructions