Entertainment

FIFA launches FIFA Sound to bridge football fans, music, players and artists through new platform

FIFA is launching a new entertainment platform designed to bridge the space between football fans, music enthusiasts, players, artists, and the game, with the introduction of FIFA Sound. “FIFA’s vision is to make football truly global, accessible and inclusive. The crossover between football and music underscores this wider cultural relevance. …

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Mr Men Little Miss celebrates 50 years with fan vote for its next two characters

Mr Men Little Miss is celebrating is 50th Anniversary this year with the launch of a new initiative, encouraging fans to cast their votes over which two new characters will join the popular characters’ line-up. From this week, fans will have the chance to vote from a selection of new, …

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Darran Garnham’s Toikido launches with AmongUs global toy rights

Given the manner in which Innersloth’s hit mobile and Steam gaming title, AmongUs, has managed to capture the world’s attention over the course of 2020, it was always to be the rather fortunate firm indeed to whom the licensing and toy rights finally fell. Launched in June 2018, it took …

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Sesame Workshop teams with SKOOG to launch Sesame Street immersive play platform

SKOOG, a new media tech company on a mission to offer children new creative and immersive play, has secured a global partnership with Sesame Workshop to launch an interactive platform that merges tactile technology with a content library featuring the popular Sesame Street characters. SKOOG aims to combine multi-sensory play …

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Universal Brand Development teams with TOMY for Jurassic World Toomies launch

TOMY has embarked on a new licensing collaboration with Universal Brand Development to launch a new line of pre-school toys for its popular Toomies brand, based on the blockbuster Jurassic World franchise. Jurassic World id a $5 billion global franchise, and with Jurassic World: Dominion scheduled for release in June …

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Nickelodeon and Paramount+ offer sneak peek at Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years

Nickelodeon and Paramount+ have released a sneak peek of the new Paramount+ Original series, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, the first SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off. The CG animated prequel follows a ten year old SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends as they spend their summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and …

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Cats vs Pickles sets paws down in UK to mirror US success through plush and licensing plans

Cats vs. Pickles, an international children’s IP that has rocketed to fame on YouTube, is looking to mirror its US success as it prepares to set all four paws down on the UK’s shores this year. Made available to the UK market through Paul Fogarty’s TWO IN 1 Direct, Cats …

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Animaccord lands new Amazon Prime Video partnership for Masha and the Bear

Animaccord has struck up a new deal with Amazon Prime Video to bring its flagship Masha and the Bear seasons one to three, as well as its spin-offs Masha’s Spooky Stories and Masha’s Tales to audiences across a number of territories. In a multi-territory partnership, Prime Video has acquired the …

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FanGirl Consulting named licensing agent for Somos Arte’s La Borinqueña

The Brooklyn-based indie studio, Somos Arte (We Are Art), the name behind the hit comic superhero franchise, La Borinqueña, has tapped FanGirl Consulting & Brand Management as its agent to focus on licensing, promotional partnerships, and brand integrations. Created by the graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriquez, the superhero emerged in 2016 …

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LEGO teams with Hype to launch LEGO Ninjago apparel collection

LEGO has partnered with HYPE to launch a new apparel collection themed around the Danish toy maker’s hit global franchise, LEGO Ninjago. The 28-piece  collection feature t-shirts, shirts, shorts, hoodies, joggers, jackets, and bags. The range is available from JustHype.com and LEGO.com this week. The new collection illustrates some of …

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