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Cyber Group Studios partners with Outright Games for first Gigantosaurus video game

The animation entertainment company, Cyber ​​Group Studios has partnered with the games publisher Outright Games to launch the first video game based on the animated Gigantosaurus series. The hugely-popular CGI-animated program, which is currently airing its first season on Disney Junior worldwide has just been commissioned by The Walt Disney Company and France Télévisions for …

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Pippi Longstocking makes big plans for UK amid 75th birthday celebrations

It’s been 75 years since Sweden’t most famous literary export, Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking arrived from her Mountain top home to the shores of the UK, bringing with her a free-spirit and superhuman strength. Created in 1945 to a backdrop of World War II, Pippi Longstocking wielded her anti-authoritarian thinking …

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New format, features and 1,000s of brands await at Bologna Licensing Trade Fair 2020

A new format, new features, and some close to 1,000 brands await visitors to Italy and Southern Europe’s premiere licensing show this year, as the countdown to Bologna Licensing Trade Fair begins. Now reformatted as a two-day show to offer a more focused event for professionals and optimise the attendance …

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Rainbow Designs celebrates 70 years of Snoopy with new Peanuts collections

WildBrain CPLG has appointed Rainbow Designs its new plush partner for two distinctive collections starring Charles M Schulz’s iconic Snoopy and Woodstock characters. The Everyone Loves Snoopy plush gift collection presents Snoopy and Woodstock in their traditional formats and is billed as ‘perfect for fans of all ages’. Meanwhile, the …

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Rocket Licensing on sci-fi adventure with Legendary for Dune, Carnival Row and Lost in Space

The global entertainment company, Legendary Entertainment, has appointed Rocket Licensing to manage the consumer products programme for the upcoming event feature film Dune. The deal is part of a wider licensing programme for the sci-fi writer’s best loved works, including Carnival Row and Lost in Space (both of which have …

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BBC Studios renews plush partnership with Posh Paws for BBC Earth

BBC Studios and Posh Paws International have renewed their current partnership to continue to develop and distribute plush products under the BBC Earth license. The deal brokered by European Licensing Agent WildBrain CPLG, will be effective in the UK, EMEA, Australia, and New Zealand from January 2020. After the successful launch …

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Steve Manners named VP of business development at WildBrain CPLG and WildBrain Spark

WildBrain has appointed Steve Manners to drive a new business development initiative designed to help licensors and content creators reach consumer audiences through YouTube. In the newly created role, Manners will work with clients to build brand management programmes that leverage the blended expertise of WildBrain’s established consumer products licensing …

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Cottonwood Media’s The Ollie & Moon Show lands partnership with South Korea’s Asiana Licensing

The European kids’ content producer Cottonwood Media, has secured a new licensing partnership with South Korea’s Asiana Licensing Inc. for its popular animated pre-school series The Ollie & Moon Show. Under the deal a special merchandising programme will be put in place to cover publishing, toys, apparel, collectibles, and promotions, …

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CES 2020: TechUp explores the latest entertainment franchises to embrace consumer tech

It’s no secret that the past few years have seen some of the entertainment space’s biggest franchises embrace the evolving world of consumer technology, from the likes of Star Wars of Hot Wheels joining the connected play space, to Peaky Blinders and Doctor Who embarking on their own journeys into …

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