Entertainment

One Animation lands Disney Channels US deal for Oddbods Halloween and Christmas specials

One Animation has secured a new deal with Disney Channels US to bring a package of long-form seasonal specials and shorts of the popular animated comedy series Oddbods to air across Disney XD, Disney Junior, and in DisneyNOW for the coming Halloween and Christmas period. The Halloween-themed special Party Monsters …

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A new anime Godzilla series is landing on Netflix in 2021

Godzilla is stomping its way back onto Netflix next year with the launch of a new original anime series titles Godzilla Singular Point. The series is currently in development by the studio bones, the name behind My Hero Academia, and Orange, the popular Japanese animation studio. Developed under a licensing …

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Beano Studios brings Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed to the big screen with special episodes screenings

Beano Studios is bringing Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed to the big screen through a distribution partnership with Generation Media that will see six hand-picked episodes of the popular series screen across the UK and Ireland this October half term. The episodes, packaged under the Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! On The …

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Jazwares to launch toy line for YouTube’s Like Nastya with lifestyle licensing roll-out to follow

The next six months will witness the global launch of a new line of toys based on and inspired by the current YouTube sensation, Anastasia (Nastya) Radzinskaya, lead by the leading toy company, Jazwares. The new range will encompass the first Like Nastya doll land in January 2021, followed by …

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Products of Change’s Helena Mansell Stopher on the new consumer mindset, toys, and sustainability

From a staple of the licensing and merchandising industry to becoming the face for the sweeping change rumbling through it and the minds of consumers across the UK, Helena Mansell Stopher is the director of Products of Change, a platform on a mission to bring sustainability into the heart of …

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Acamar Films lands major multi-year deal with Italian theme park Leolandia for hit pre-school IP Bing

Acamar Films has secured a major new partnership with Italy’s leading theme park destination, Leolandia, for its hit pre-school property Bing as the kids’ IP continues to go from strength to strength in the region. The new deal marks the first multi-year theme park agreement for Bing. The new agreement …

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Asmodee’s Aconyte Books details publishing plans for hit board game IP Zombicide and Terraforming Mars

Aconyte Books, the fiction imprint and publishing arm of Asmodee Entertainment, has detailed a raft of new partnerships with some of the leading names in tabletop gaming to develop a series of novels set within the worlds of a selection of the most critically acclaimed board games. Kicking off the …

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Spin Master and Nelvana sign Hachette Publishing for Bakugan book series in France

The global children’s entertainment company Spin Master and the children’s animated content distributor, Nelvana have struck up a partnership with Hachette Publishing to launch a new Bakugan book series in France. The partnership will kick off this autumn with the release of two new titles: Le Bakugan Dore, which lands …

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Hasbro and eOne detail global broadcast partners for new My Little Pony: Pony Life series

Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, eOne has secured a strong line up of broadcast partners across most of the globe for the next latest chapter of the ever-popular My Little Pony brand. My Little Pony: Pony Life is a new series premiering in select territories this autumn, with a larger roll-out running …

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BlueSkye Licensing to develop family edutainment programme for best-selling book Prisoners of Geography

BlueSkye Licensing has partnered with the independent publishing house Elliott & Thompson to develop a family edutainment franchise programme around the Sunday Times’ best-selling Prisonsers of Geography book series. Written by Tim Marshall and first published in 2015, Prisoners of Geography has sold upwards of 1.5 million copies to date …

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