Entertainment

Pocket.watch adds 13 new creators to its roster of global digital stars

Pocket.watch, the leading kids and family studio creating global franchises for Generation Alpha, has announced the addition of 13 new creators to its roster of global superstars. The move significantly expands the company’s audience, content library, and original content slate with the world’s biggest kids and family digital stars. The …

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MGM announces winners of the first annual MGM Consumer Products Leo Awards

MGM has announced the winners of the first annual MGM Consumer Products Leo Awards. The Awards, introduced this year, honour MGM’s best-in-class licensees from around the world across a variety of categories released in the 2021 calendar year. The winners were announced during a special evening event hosted by MGM …

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Moonbug acquires One Animation, the studio behind Emmy-nominated Oddbods

Moonbug Entertainment, a part of Candle Media, has announced the acquisition of One Animation, a Singapore-based media company and production studio. The company is best known for creating and producing the hugely popular, three-time Emmy nominated series Oddbods, an action-packed, non-dialogue animated show loved by children around the world. Moonbug …

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Banijay Brands strengthens Peaky Blinders portfolio with raft of new deals

Banijay Brands has today announced new licensing deals for global hit drama Peaky Blinders, in collaboration with series owner and producer Caryn Mandabach Productions. These new partnerships build on the brand’s hugely successful portfolio, as the global hit series heads towards its dramatic conclusion, with season six launching on Netflix …

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ZAG to unveil Melody, a new animated musical starring Katy Perry, at Licensing Expo

Award-winning independent animation studio ZAG has partnered with Cross Creek Pictures to produce Melody, an animated musical feature created and directed by Jeremy Zag, and starring singer, songwriter and actress Katy Perry in the title role.  The announcement was made today by Jeremy Zag, Founder and CEO of ZAG, and Katy …

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Acamar appoints Spotlight Licensing to drive growth for Bing in North America

Acamar Films has appointed Spotlight Licensing as licensing and merchandising agent for North America for its award-winning preschool series Bing. The multi-year licensing and merchandising agreement covers the USA and Canada. Spotlight will drive strategic Bing licensing and retail programmes as the show’s footprint continues to grow in the region. …

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Genius Brands signs 20-year deal with Marvel for Stan Lee

Stan Lee Universe LLC, Genius Brands International’s Genius Brands-controlled venture with POW! Entertainment, has signed a 20-year deal to license the name and likeness of Stan Lee to Marvel Studios for future feature films and television productions, as well as use in Disney theme parks and experiences worldwide.  “We are …

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BBC Studios expands Bluey global licensing programme

Bluey, the Emmy Award-winning sensation that has been winning over preschoolers and families worldwide, is expanding its licensing programme with new partners. The new agreements include: Ten new partners and renewal US & Canada licensing deals New Latin America licensing agents appointed for Brazil, South and Central America Five new …

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Golden Goose appointed to help The Rocky Horror show celebrate a licensing timewarp

Global stage and film phenomenon The Rocky Horror Show has appointed Golden Goose to develop an international licensing programme in time to help celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary. Since its debut at the Royal Court Theatre in London back in 1973, The Rocky Horror Show has been ever-present on stage and …

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