Home / Robert Hutchins (page 2)

Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

Mr Magoo makes his move on the US market thanks to DreamWorks deal for Xilam

Mr Magoo is making his move on the US market, thanks to a new deal struck between the award-winning French animation studio Xilam Animation and DreamWorks Animation’s Classic Media. Under the deal, DreamWorks has exclusively picked up all US TV, home video, and VOD rights to season one of the …

Read More »

Flair readies for Power Players master toy line launch

Flair is powering up its boy’s portfolio in summer 2020 with the addition of the Power Players master toy line. The collection created by Playmates Toys will include action figures, vehicles and role play accessories. Power Players is a new action-comedy animation series created by Zag. The new show shifts …

Read More »

Experiential licensing experts Cityneon acquires Animax

Cityneon Holdings today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Animax Designs, a world leader and global provider of animatronic characters. Animax Designs was founded by Chuck Fawcett in 1989 and just celebrated its 30th year anniversary in the creation of cutting- edge animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes, …

Read More »

Coolabi Group celebrates “significant growth” for Warrior Cats

Coolabi Group is celebrating the significant growth of its global Warrior Cats brand that since launching its own online hub and merchandise store in January last year, has seen more than 1.25 million unique users engage with it. WarriorCats.com is the official digital destination for Warriors’ colossal and ever-growing global …

Read More »

Fanattik is bringing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to Spring Fair

The pop culture specialist Fanattik has added the famed horror movie franchise, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to its portfolio of video game and movie titles. The 1974 slasher has been widely recognised as the best of its genre by some of the biggest names in horror, including Stephen King who …

Read More »

Martha Stewart welcomed to the 2020 Licensing International Hall of Fame

Licensing International has the named longtime licensing powerhouse, Martha Stewart as the 2020 inductee to the Licensing International Hall of Fame. Stewart will be honoured at the Licensing International Excellence Awards, taking place May 19th, 2020 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with …

Read More »

Cyber Group Studios partners with Outright Games for first Gigantosaurus video game

The animation entertainment company, Cyber ​​Group Studios has partnered with the games publisher Outright Games to launch the first video game based on the animated Gigantosaurus series. The hugely-popular CGI-animated program, which is currently airing its first season on Disney Junior worldwide has just been commissioned by The Walt Disney Company and France Télévisions for …

Read More »

Pippi Longstocking makes big plans for UK amid 75th birthday celebrations

It’s been 75 years since Sweden’t most famous literary export, Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking arrived from her Mountain top home to the shores of the UK, bringing with her a free-spirit and superhuman strength. Created in 1945 to a backdrop of World War II, Pippi Longstocking wielded her anti-authoritarian thinking …

Read More »

New format, features and 1,000s of brands await at Bologna Licensing Trade Fair 2020

A new format, new features, and some close to 1,000 brands await visitors to Italy and Southern Europe’s premiere licensing show this year, as the countdown to Bologna Licensing Trade Fair begins. Now reformatted as a two-day show to offer a more focused event for professionals and optimise the attendance …

Read More »