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Retro game streaming platform Antstream Arcade lands Bandai Namco Entertainment partnership

The streaming retro video game subscription service, Antstream Arcade, has struck up a deal with Bandai Namco Entertainment to deliver its library of classic retro titles, including Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug to gamers across the globe. Under the new partnership, 27 Bandai Namco Entertainment titles will be added to …

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Ragdoll Productions taps Brands with Influence to manage licensing roll out for B.O.T. and the Beasties

The award winning production company, Ragdoll Productions, has tapped Brands with Influence to manage the licensing and merchandising rights for its new animated children’s TV series, B.O.T. and the Beasties, a new series scheduled to land on CBeebies in early 2021. Developed by Anne Wood and the team at Ragdoll …

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Disney and Lucasfilm launch Mando Mondays as The Mandalorian returns to Disney+ for second series

Disney and Lucasfilm have given Star Wars fans another reason to dial in their comms systems, with the launch of Mando Mondays, a new global consumer products, games, and publishing programme centered on the Disney+ original series, The Mandalorian, kicking off this October 26th. After premiering last autumn, The Mandalorian …

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Festival of Licensing lines up the tunes and trivia as Hasbro Happy Hours programme is unveiled

Music, quizzes and the chance to wear some of your favourite costumes will all be topping the bill of the upcoming Festival of Licensing’s Hasbro Happy Hours programme, a series of ‘after-show’ evening virtual events devised to bring the licensing industry together after a day of meetings. The programme will …

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H&A takes the plunge with The Simpsons health, beauty and bath range for Superdrug

The beauty and bathing specialist, H&A is taking the plunge with The Simpsons this gifting season to release a range of health and bath time goodies based upon some of Springfield’s most popular residents. Developed exclusively for Superdrug, the new collection spans the likes of lip balm, face masks, and …

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Billie Eilish launches her own doll line with Playmates Toys and Bravado

The American singer-songwriter, Billie Eilish, has released a new line of collectable toys and figures inspired by the looks she adopts in her music videos for Bad Guy and All Good Girls Go To Hell. The new range has been developed by Playmates Toys in a licensing partnership forged by …

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Six finalists revealed in this year’s all virtual License This! awards

The weeks are drawing in to the start of this year’s all-virtual Festival of Licensing, and with it the ever popular License This! final is undergoing its preparations to crown the winners of the 2020 offering.  Six brand designers have been shortlisted for this year’s final, with just a couple …

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Franchise Building: How WildBrain Spark is building the digital world of Mattel’s Cave Club

WildBrain Spark is an expert in navigating the YouTube scape and developing emerging IP in the children’s entertainment space into world-conquering franchises. This month, WildBrain Spark’s commercial director, Rachel Taylor illuminates the industry on the firm’s current partnership with Mattel and its new kids’ property Cave Club. YouTube has changed …

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Sanrio partners with London kids clothing brand Cribstar for Mr Men Little Miss launch

Sanrio has partnered with the independent London-based children’s clothing brand, Cribstar to launch an exclusive, new capsule collection inspired by the globally popular Mr Men Little Miss brand. Combining the iconic cast of characters from Mr Men Little Miss with Cribstar’s motto of ‘making little ones stand out from the …

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Caroline Mickler teams with Iconic Images to represent iconic fashion photographer Norman Parkinson

Caroline Mickler Ltd has teamed up with Iconic Images to represent Norman Parkinson, most commonly recognised as one of the most important and celebrated fashion photographers of the 20th century. With a career spanning the 1950s to ’80s, including a long collaboration with Vogue Magazine, Parkinson’s images are known for …

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