Following what it has billed as a successful exhibition at Brand Licensing Europe 2018 last week, King Features has secured a new partnership with Bird Sport Industries to launch Taymory’s Popeye on the Road cycling gear.
Now in its second season, the Federation Kids and Family and Cottonwood Media production has been airing in almost all English speaking markets such as Sprout in the US, Netflix in the US and Canada and TVO and Knowledge in Canada.
The one day event will be held on Monday, November 12th and offer visitors one to one meetings, panels and roundtables at the Manchester Technology Centre, one day before the Manchester Animation Festival.
After 90 minutes of pitching and presentations from the six finalists, the two winners were revealed to be Oddcats! in the character and animation category and Animals! in the brand and design category.
“We look forward to collaborating with the INK Group - a well-versed specialist in digital entertainment - and to the development of a new, creative facet to the Playmobil brand experience,” read a statement from the management board of the Brandsaetter Group.
First introduced by Hasbro and Japan’s Takara as a toy series in 1984, the adventures of the robots which can transform into motor vehicles also became a popular cartoon series.