Entertainment

Molang team Millimages appoints former Walt Disney exec as new senior sales manager and producer

The French animation studio, Millimages, the producer behind hit animated series such as Molang, Louie, Mouk, and Pirata and Capitano, has reinforced its commercial team with a new senior sales manager and producer in the form of Sépideh Shirazi-Moayed. In her new position, the former Disney acquisitions manager will help …

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MGM to bring Rocky and Legally Blonde to live concerts with TCG Entertainment

The film, television, and entertainment production unit, MGM has partnered with TCG Entertainment, a leading producer of touring live productions, to launch a new live Films in Concert Series featuring Rocky and Legally Blonde. Set for a summer 2021 launch, the partnership will mark the first time that audiences around …

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Licensing nostalgia: Why Mattel is looking to the allure of yesteryear in 2020 and beyond

Whether it’s in the revival of the Masters of the Universe franchise, the ongoing celebrations for the 75th anniversary of Thomas and Friends, or the new waves that its pre-school brand Fisher-Price is making across markets right now, Mattel is well and truly tapping into the nostalgia trend this year. …

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Spielwarenmesse postpones Nuremberg’s international toy fair until Summer 2021

Nuremberg’s annual Spielwarenmesse is to take place in the summer of 2021, a move from its usual January/February slot in response to the current measures in place regarding the persistent Covid-19 pandemic. For the first time in the show’s long history, the large scale toy fair has been postponed until …

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Pokémon Shirts teams with Newsed to re-purpose fabric waste as pop culture keychains

The pop culture apparel specialist, Original Stitch and its Pokémon-centric brand, Pokémon Shirts has kick-started a new initiative to re-purpose and create a collection of Pokémon keychains from fabric remnants left in the creating and tailoring process of its popular line of clothing. As part of the initiative, the first …

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Banijay, Sanrio, and Diageo make up final keynotes for Festival of Licensing Live Stage

Festival of Licensing has revealed the final three keynotes to take its Live Stage – this year sponsored by Crunchyroll – as it welcomes Banijay, Sanrio, and Diageo to the fold. The three firms will take up the European, Asian, and Americas keynotes respectively. Banijay recently became the world’s largest …

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AMC’s The Walking Dead invades Magic: The Gathering in limited edition Secret Lair crossover

Wizards of the Coast’s globally revered Magic: The Gathering has struck upon a ‘one-of-a-kind crossover with AMC’s The Walking Dead, to bring a super-limited-edition drop to the strategy card gaming franchise called The Walking Dead Secret Lair. The drop will include an all-premium foil set of cards, with all but …

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Cyber Group Studios appoints MDL as Italian licensing agent for Gigantosaurus

Cyber Group Studios has named Maurizio Distefano Licensing Agency its exclusive Italian licensing representative as the firm continues to strengthen its multi-award winning children’s property, Gigantosaurus across the region. Gigantosaurus, the multi-award winning adventure comedy series produced by Cyber Group Studios, is based on Jonny Duddle’s book of the same …

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BlackMilk partners with Nintendo to launch Super Mario and Animal Crossing: New Horizons collections

The globally loved Nintendo franchises, Super Mario and Animal Crossing: New Horizons are finding a new footing in the fashion world, thanks to a partnership between the video game maker and apparel specialist, Black Milk Clothing. Renowned for its unique take on licensed collaborations, BlackMilk Clothing is offering gaming fans …

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Brand Central named global consumer products agency for US YouTube-created lifestyle brand Full Send

Brand Central LLC has been appointed the global consumer products agency for the US lifestyle brand Full Send, a label created by collaborative portfolio of YouTube content creators, including the popular Nelk Boys. Under the partnership, Brand Central will look to develop strategic collaborations as it extends the Full Send …

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