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Aardman releases latest Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmaggedon trailer

Aardman Animations has released a new trailer for the upcoming Shaun the Sheep sequel film, Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, a title that industry spectators have highlighted as ‘shaping up nicely,’ ahead of its release this October. The follow up title to 2015’s hit animated feature film takes a sci-fi …

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Nickelodeon launches immersive pre-school adventure game Nick Jr World

Nickelodeon has detailed the launch of an immersive new adventure game that brings together characters from across Nick Jr’s most popular pre-school properties and TV shows. Called Nick Jr World, the game allows young players to create avatars of themselves and immersive themselves in the worlds of Blaze and the …

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Capcom partnership ‘will play big part in future growth’ of Fanattik

Fanattik has renewed its gifts and collectables licensing agreement with the video game publisher Capcom in a deal that will see the pop culture specialist continue to develop lines based on hit franchises such as Streetfighter, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, and Megaman. The renewal marks an extension of a partnership …

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Bravado pens love letter to Queen with Montegrappa collaboration

Bravado has secured a unique collaboration with the Italian pen makers, Montegrappa for the launch of an extravagant collection based on the legendary rock group. Queen. In the wake of the blockbuster motion picture, Bohemian Rhapsody, the luxury atelier has partnered with Bravado and Queen to create a collection of …

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DHX Media sets sights on “next global franchises” with new EVP of original content

DHX Media has promoted Stephanie Betts to the role of executive vice president of content in a role that will make her responsible for the development and production of the firm’s slate of original animated content. In addition to this, Todd Brian has joined the company in the newly created …

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Indie video game Shovel Knight returns to Kickstarter for board game adaptation

The multi-million best-selling indie video game Shovel Knight has returned to Kickstarter to appeal to fans, this time in the form of a new physical board game adaptation. The original digital title was launched to the crowdfunding platform back in 2014 when it entered the fray with the initial goal …

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Andersen Press lands animated series for hit kids’ book Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

The independent children’s publisher, Andersen Press, has entered a co-production partnership with Factory to produce a new animated TV series based on the hit children’s brand, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. The series will take inspiration from the best-selling picture books from David McKee, and will follow the adventures of the …

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Difuzed welcomes Daniel Amos as new head of eSports

The licensed lifestyle, apparel, and accessories specialist, Difuzed is upping its game in the eSports space, appointing a new head of eSports in the former Beanstalk executive, Daniel Amos. After nearly 12 years at Beanstalk where he looked after much of the company’s activity in the video game licensing space, …

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Simon’s Cat eyes international growth with two new licensing agents

The popular animated series Simon’s Cat is on the path for international growth under the eye of Endemol Shine Group, who has just appointed two new licensing agents in order to grow global reach. The independent licensing agency, Plus Licens has been named the brand’s agent across the Nordics and …

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