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Alien Day will celebrate 40 years of horror with chestbursting licensee line-up

From the first shocking appearance of the Chestburster, to its acid-secreting monster, Alien has written its own place in history as the definitive sci-fi horror film when it left movie-goers white-knuckled four decades ago. Not only did Ridley Scott’s critically-acclaimed and Academy-Award winning title define cinema of the 80s, but …

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Poetic Brands expands 7UP deal for new Fido Dido clothing

Licensed clothing specialist Poetic Brands has extended its 7UP Free agreement to include Fido Dido – the witty “King of Chill” who will now star in the brand’s 2019 “Feels Good to be Free” creative campaign. First created in the 1980s, Fido Dido is known for an attitude that became …

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“Disney+ will be a standout in the market,” says firm as more content is revealed

Disney+ marks a “bold step forward in a new era for the company,” is the message to emerge from the official launch details of Disney’s new streaming service. The new platform will launch on November 12th this year armed with content from the worlds of Marvel, Pixar, classic Disney, Star …

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Hachette’s Katie Price joins the Roald Dahl Story Company as head of books

The former head of licensing at Hachette, Katie Price is making the transfer to the Roald Dahl Story Company team, where she will take up the role of head of books. In this crucial new role, Price will be responsible for driving the performance of publishing at retail in conjunction …

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Crossy Road strides into licensing with Black Mint Licensing

The global gaming company, Hipster Whale, has appointed Melbourne based licensing agency, Black Mint Licensing to represent its key brands Crossy Road and Piffle on the international market. Crossy Road has enjoyed over 200 million downloads since its launch, and generated over $10 million in the first three months of …

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Masha and the Bear partner with Virry for nature education kids’ app

Animaccord has now partnered with Fountain Digital Labs to launch a new family mobile designed to educate children on the natural life and animal kingdom around them. Endorsed by its flagship property, Masha and the Bear, the purpose of the app Virry is to educate families on the care and …

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Beano Studios to unleash Dennis & Gnasher musical production

Beano Studios is teaming up with the production company Selladoor to create a new musical stage production based on its hit TV show, Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! The family friendly show, which is being developed by the company behind Madagascar the Musical and Avenue Q will launch in 2020, and …

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Disney’s first The Lion King trailer lands punch to the ‘feels’ spot

The first full trailer for Disney’s The Lion King remake has just landed like a whacking great punch to the ‘feels’ spot… not just for Licensing.biz, but seemingly for fans the world over. Turn the ‘cuteness contrast’ setting on your screens all the way down, unless you want to be …

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