Entertainment

Take a first look at the new Peaky Blinders: Faster Than Truth card game from Steamforged Games

Fans have been offered a sneak first peek at the upcoming Peaky Blinders: Faster Than Truth card game, a tabletop gaming title developed by Steamforged Games under a licensing agreement with Banijay Brands and Caryn Mandabach Productions. The card game is scheduled for release on February 26, 2021 and will …

Read More »

Japan’s biggest anime feature movie Demon Slayer has its sights on US licensing with Lucky Helmet

The Japanese animated feature film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is set to expand its licensing and merchandising presence across the US through the efforts of the IP development business, Lucky Helmet. It will mark the first in a sweep of new IP to be brought …

Read More »

Melissa & Doug will continue to evaluate licensing as ‘an area of growth for the firm’

The global toy maker, Melissa & Doug has expressed its plans to continue to evaluate licensing “as an area to grow its reach”, as it looks for the right platforms through which to reach more parents and children. The traditional toy specialist hit a major milestone last month when it …

Read More »

Stern Pinball partners with Led Zeppelin to launch new range based on the band and its music

The lifestyle brand, Stern Pinball, has struck up a new partnership with the iconic rock band, Led Zeppelin, to launch a range of themed pinball machines each inspired by the brand and its music. Formed in London in 1968, Led Zeppelin consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John …

Read More »

The Point. 1888 secures raft of licensees for Moonbug’s CoComelon across books, arts & crafts, puzzles and more

The hit children’s brand, CoComelon has strengthened its licensing portfolio with the addition of no fewer than 11 new licensing partners, thanks to a slate of signings secured by The Point. 1888 on behalf of the pre-school IP owner, Moonbug Entertainment. The brand extension specialist was brought on board in …

Read More »

Hachette Children’s brings Enid Blyton to the Fonetti app in digital first for the children’s author

Hachette Children’s Group – the revered children’s publishers and publishers of author Enid Blyton, as well as owner of Enid Blyton Entertanment – ha teamed with the Department for Education’s approved reading practise app, Fonetti. The deal will see a selection of Blyton’s stories uploaded to the Fonetti library, a …

Read More »

Wow! Stuff’s collectables range Wow! Pods tops the Amazon Best Seller Charts

Wow! Stuff’s recently-launched and hit collectable range, Wow! Pods has risen to in the sales ranking to top the charts on Amazon’s Best Seller list in two categories, a result that the company cites as ‘all the more impressive,’ given that the brand’s TV ads haven’t even aired yet. “We …

Read More »

WildBrain Spark: How kids’ viewing habits changed in 2020 (and how to prepare for 2021)

As we quickly approach the end of a year heavily affected by Covid-19, and look optimistically toward a post-coronavirus horizon, toy companies and brands have a lot to think about in terms of their 2021 strategies, especially when it comes to advertising in kids’ entertainment.  WildBrain Spark’s Executive VP and …

Read More »

Semaphore Licensing celebrates global reach as pandemic fuels influencer evolution

Semaphore Licensing is celebrating a milestone anniversary, having continued to hit upon global success throughout a year that has been fraught with unease and uncertainty owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The company has said that it is now ‘well on its way to creating market disruption,’ despite those challenges. Having …

Read More »

HBO Max picks up US rights to pre-school adventure Love Monster

HBO Max has picked up the US rights to the new pre-school adventure Love Monster, from Boat Rocker Studios’, a division of global media company Boat Rocker Media. A hit since it premiered on CBeebies in the UK in late January, the animated series is based on the award-winning preschool …

Read More »