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The Point. 1888 delivers sumptuous line up for food and events brand River Cottage

In a somewhat sumptuous start to the year, the brand licensing agency, The Point. 1888 has secured four new licensees for its client, River Cottage. The successful food and events business brought on The Point.1888 last year to help it generate further brand awareness, and encourage the nation to eat …

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LMI plays the licensing game with Asmodee’s best-seller Dobble

Asmodee’s number one selling brand, Dobble is exploring a life outside of party gaming thanks to a new partnership with LMI, a UK licensing agency that will identify opportunities to expand the reach and audience for the IP through licensing partnerships. Andrew Maconie and the team at LMI have been …

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Rachel Lowe talks a passion for bringing IP to the board gaming sector

Rachel Lowe is the creative mind behind some of the most popular titles in the licensed board game space at the moment and a revered name when it comes to key licenses looking to expand into this ever-growing category. 2019 culminated, for Lowe, with a run of successes, whether it …

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The Elf on the Shelf eyes global expansion as CCA B makes double appointment

Creatively Classic Activities and Books, the company behind the best selling The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, the hit animation An Elf’s Story, and a programme of consumer products, is looking to increase its global footprint with new entertainment content and immersive experiences. In order to do so, CCA and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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