Entertainment

Spin Master Entertainment’s The Mighty Express makes Netflix debut globally

Spin Master Entertainment has made company history with the launch of its first straight-to-Netflix series, Mighty Express, a new CG animated pre-school series that is rolling onto Netflix globally from today. The launch of the new show marks the 11th children’s franchise to be developed by the children’s entertainment company. …

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Mr Bean marks 30th anniversary with new licensing partners and increased global reach

Mr Bean is marking its 30th anniversary with a raft of new consumer product partnerships, brokered by Banijay, in celebration of the continual distribution of the popular live action series for the past three decades. Fans of Rowan Atkinson’s iconic character will now have the chance to get their hands …

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The Royal Mint unveils its Winnie-the-Pooh commemorative coin collection

The Royal Mint has partnered with Disney to reveal its latest commemorative coin, bringing the original and much-loved illustrations of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh to the 50 pence for the first time. The new coin forms forms part of a wider collection of special 50p coins featuring Winnie-the-Pooh and friends. Developed …

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Genius Brands International names Marc Rosenberg its president of global brands and chief marketing officer

Genius Brands International has named the former head of marketing at Hasbro, Marc Rosenberg, as its new president of global brands and chief marketing officer. Best known for his role in leading global marketing teams behind Furby and GigaPets, Rosenberg brings a wealth of experience to the role. More recently, …

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Ragdoll Productions taps Brands with Influence to manage licensing roll out for B.O.T. and the Beasties

The award winning production company, Ragdoll Productions, has tapped Brands with Influence to manage the licensing and merchandising rights for its new animated children’s TV series, B.O.T. and the Beasties, a new series scheduled to land on CBeebies in early 2021. Developed by Anne Wood and the team at Ragdoll …

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Disney and Lucasfilm launch Mando Mondays as The Mandalorian returns to Disney+ for second series

Disney and Lucasfilm have given Star Wars fans another reason to dial in their comms systems, with the launch of Mando Mondays, a new global consumer products, games, and publishing programme centered on the Disney+ original series, The Mandalorian, kicking off this October 26th. After premiering last autumn, The Mandalorian …

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Festival of Licensing lines up the tunes and trivia as Hasbro Happy Hours programme is unveiled

Music, quizzes and the chance to wear some of your favourite costumes will all be topping the bill of the upcoming Festival of Licensing’s Hasbro Happy Hours programme, a series of ‘after-show’ evening virtual events devised to bring the licensing industry together after a day of meetings. The programme will …

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H&A takes the plunge with The Simpsons health, beauty and bath range for Superdrug

The beauty and bathing specialist, H&A is taking the plunge with The Simpsons this gifting season to release a range of health and bath time goodies based upon some of Springfield’s most popular residents. Developed exclusively for Superdrug, the new collection spans the likes of lip balm, face masks, and …

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Billie Eilish launches her own doll line with Playmates Toys and Bravado

The American singer-songwriter, Billie Eilish, has released a new line of collectable toys and figures inspired by the looks she adopts in her music videos for Bad Guy and All Good Girls Go To Hell. The new range has been developed by Playmates Toys in a licensing partnership forged by …

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Six finalists revealed in this year’s all virtual License This! awards

The weeks are drawing in to the start of this year’s all-virtual Festival of Licensing, and with it the ever popular License This! final is undergoing its preparations to crown the winners of the 2020 offering.  Six brand designers have been shortlisted for this year’s final, with just a couple …

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