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Universal Brand Development opens vault to Disguise Inc for new Halloween dress up items

The costumes specialist, Disguise Inc has expanded upon its North American partnership with Universal Brand Development to design, manufacture, and distribute Halloween costumes, accessories, inflatables, and more based on some of its most popular properties. The expanded collaboration will mark the first time that Disguise has held multi-year portfolio rights …

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Studiocanal confirms Paddington 3 as The Copyrights Group appoints new Italian licensing agent

Plans are underway to strengthen the Paddington brand across the Italian market with the appointment of the territory licensing agent, Rai Com. It follows the successful launch of The Adventures of Paddington on Rai YoYo earlier this year, a channel on which the series now airs three times a day. …

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JAKKS Pacific extends SEGA deal for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie toys and dress up

JAKKS Pacific has secured the global toy rights for the upcoming Paramount Pictures’ feature film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in a deal that will see the toy maker design, manufacture, market, and sell branded toy lines scheduled for 2022. The agreement between JAKKS and SEGA of America will include the …

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The Royal Mint celebrates 50 years of Mr Men Little Miss with commemorative coin collection

The Royal Mint has launched a commemorative coin collection honouring 50 years of the Mr Men and Little Miss characters, as the half-century celebrations continue to roll out across the UK and worldwide. The new Mr Men Little Miss commemorative coin collection features Mr Happy, Little Miss Sunshine, and Little …

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Emoji partners with eco-focused Greenre Brand to launch new sustainable range

Emoji – The Iconic Brand is making new waves across the Canadian market thanks to a new partnership with INProduction Licensing’s Greenre Brand that will see the launch of new stationery, activity, crafts, novelty, and back to school lines. The new deal marks a firm foothold for the Emoji company …

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BritBox expands its Anderson Entertainment offering as SVOD audiences grow for Thunderbirds creator

BritBox, the subscription-based streaming service, is expanding its Gerry Anderson offering as part of its popular Old School collection of cult kids’ TV shows. Gerry Anderson, the founder of Anderson Entertainment, is the name behind iconic shows like Thunderbirds and Space:1999, as well as more modern hits like Space Precinct …

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Lisle Licensing named UK and Ireland licensing agent for Planeta Junior’s pre-school IP Milo

Lisle Licensing has signed a new deal with Planeta Junior to promote and represent the pre-school property, Milo across the UK and Ireland. The deal will see Lisle’s initial focus land on toys, publishing, apparel, and dress up ranges. A co-production between Planeta Junior and the indie family producer, Fourth …

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NECA founder Joel Weinshanker takes direct leadership of Rubie’s global business

Costume company Rubies has released the details of a deal that will see the company’s co-owner and managing partner, and founder of NECA, Joel Weinshanker, take over the direct oversight of the entire worldwide Rubie’s business. In the new position, Weinshanker will look to harness the full power of over …

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Mr Men Little Miss lands Channel 4 documentary celebrating 50th anniversary milestone

The half century celebrations for the iconic Mr Men and Little Miss children’s books just keep on being rolled out, as Channel 4 commissions a new documentary to take a look into the rich 50 year history of the beloved brand. Created in 1971 by Roger Hargreaves, prompted to answer …

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LEGO and Universal Music Group unveil first product line-up for LEGO VIDIYO

The LEGO Group has today unveiled the first range of products to arrive from its new LEGO Vidiyo platform, a collaboration with Universal Music Group that will enable kids to create their own music videos using LEGO Minifgures, new LEGO kits, and augmented reality technology. Teased last month, LEGO Vidiyo …

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