Entertainment

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant lands successful first baby wear range at Matalan

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant‘s Licensing Agent, Metrostar and licensee, Paul Dennicci have delivered a new first for Elmer with the launch of his latest baby wear range at Matalan. The range comprises a bodysuit, vest set, dress and bib each featuring on-trend monotone graphics alongside Elmer’s signature colourful patchwork. Working …

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar gets cosy in Peter Alexander’s new sleepwear collection

Australia’s leading sleepwear brand Peter Alexander has partnered with Haven Global to launch the retailer’s first collaboration with Eric Carle’s timeless classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The new deal sees the arrival of a 12-piece capsule collection of men’s, women’s, and children’s sleepwear. “This collaboration has been a long-time coming,” …

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Messe Frankfurt hails success of Licensing China a ‘positive step towards the return of trade shows’

Messe Frankfurt has heralded the success of its three events, Toy & Edu China, Baby & Stroller China, and the inaugural Licensing China, as the first positive steps for the return of business-to-business events and in-person interactions in the region. The trio of events were the first fairs to be …

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The Asian Animation Summit goes virtual for 2020

The ninth annual Asian Animation Summit has bitten the bullet and confirmed that this year’s event will take place in the virtual landscape, a move made in response to the continued travel restrictions and health and safety issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Summit will now take place online …

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Jetpack Distribution secures major content deal with South Africa’s SVOD service Showmax

The international children’s and family distributor, Jetpack Distribution, is rocketing into South Africa having secured a new deal with the region’s subscription-based VOD service, Showmax for an entire suite of children’s properties. The deal, finalised last week, will see more than 153 hours of content from Jetpack’s expanding catalogue broadcast …

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ADK Emotions NY prepares for 20th anniversary of Beyblade with archived epsiodes drop on its YouTube channel

The US-based Japanese IP specialist, ADK Emotions NY, has debuted a selection of archived episodes from the global anime and toy franchise Beyblade across its official YouTube channel. The classic Generation  One content is now available to watch on demand, laying the foundations of Beyblade’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2021. …

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Moonbug and The Point. 1888 eye ‘evergreen retail space’ for CoComelon, Blippi, and rest of portfolio

Following on from last week’s Moonbug and MGA Entertainment partnership announcement, the global entertainment company has now turned to the brand licensing agency, The Point. 1888 to expand the Moonbug portfolio, including CoComelon, Blippi, My Magic Pet Morphle, ARPO, Supa Strikas, and T-Rex Ranch. Under the new partnership, The Point. …

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Mattel has the power in new Masters of the Universe toy line reveal featuring UNO, Fisher-Price and Mega Construx

Mattel has unveiled a new generation-spanning collection of toys, action figures, tabletop games and even a themed version of its popular card game UNO all based on the Masters of the Universe franchise, proving that the global toymaker really does ‘have the power.’ Revealed at this year’s virtual edition of …

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Studio 100 acquires worldwide distribution and licensing rights to eco-tainment IP SeaBelievers

Studio 100 has acquired the worldwide distribution rights, as well as the licensing and merchandising rights, for the CGI animated series, SeaBelievers, a series based on the SeaBelievers IP itself. Studio 100 will present the show at this year’s MIPCOM Rendezvous Cannes for the first time. SeaBelievers is recognised as …

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Rainbow Designs unveils innovative new pre-school toy line for The Adventures of Paddington

Rainbow Designs has lifted the lid on its new range of pre-school toys based on the new The Adventures of Paddington TV series. The innovative toy range has been developed by Phat Mojo and distributed in the UK by Rainbow Designs. The new collection has been designed to engage a …

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