Entertainment

The Powerpuff Girls to return as young adults in live-action reboot series from Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is working on a live-action reboot series of its hit animated property The Powerpuff Girls that will feature the heroic trio as a group of twenty-somethings looking back no their time as superheroes. First reported by Deadline, the series has tapped Juno writer Diablo Cody and Arrowverse boss …

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Banijay appoints new chief commercial officer to oversee its major licensing push

Banijay has appointed a new chief commercial officer in the form of Owain Walbyoff to be based in the firm’s London unit in a newly devised role that will span licensing, merchandising, gaming, gambling, and music. Walbyoff will take up the position as of September 1st this year. Walbyoff has …

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Australian sleepwear brand Peter Alexander celebrates Father’s Day with Sonic the Hedgehog

The Australian sleepwear brand, Peter Alexander has launched its first Sonic the Hedgehog branded men’s and boys’ collection, thanks to a new partnership with the home of the iconic video game, comic book, and TV series character, SEGA. In a partnership brokered by SEGA Brands’ Australian and New Zealand licensing …

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Children’s charity NSPCC is entering the licensing space with Festival of Licensing launch

The National Children’s charity, the NSPCC is entering the commercial licensing market for the first time, with plans to launch itself into the space at next month’s Festival of Licensing Europe. The brand will be lead by the NSPCC’s Pantosaurus mascot, a bright yellow, friendly dinosaur known by millions that …

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Disney’s Mulan will be landing on Disney+ with a UK date and price now confirmed

Disney’s live action remake of the animated hit Mulan will be streaming on Disney+ rather than hitting cinemas in the UK, and the studio has now revealed the premium price that subscribers will be paying in order to access it. At the start of the month, Disney revealed its intentions …

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LEGO partners with Tongal and turns to fans to build new content through LEGO World Builder

The LEGO Group has partnered with the content creation platform Tongal to launch LEGO World Builder, a new story-development platform that allows the LEGO fan community to develop stories, shows, and more, with direct access to the LEGO creative team itself. Powered by Tongal’s technology, LEGO World Builder connects a …

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Nick Jr, Acamar and Aardman among licensing line up for Play at Home Fest 2

Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide is putting the final preparations in place for the second installment of the virtual family festival, Play at Home Fest, this weekend. Following the success of the inaugural event in May this year, major players from the licensing space are headlining the upcoming event. Nick …

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Hasbro extends representation deal with WildBrain CPLG to cover CEE and Turkey

Hasbro has extended its agreement with the sport, lifestyle, and entertainment licensing agency, WildBrain CPLG to cover both CEE and Turkey. The move is an extension of the deal it had with the firm, naming it the Hasbro sub-representative in the Nordics and Benelux regions as of January 1st this …

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Edutainment Licensing named worldwide distribution partner for kids’ nature series Hooray Hippo

Edutainment Licensing has been named the worldwide distribution partner for the animated series Hooray Hippo, a newly developed series from Caters Media Group that combines 2D animation with real life footage to teach children about landscapes and animals. The series has been developed for boys and girls in the pre-school …

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Genius Brands appoints Jessica Brinder as its new VP of international distribution

Genius Brands International has appointed former Corus Entertainment sales executive, Jessica Brinder, as its new vice president of international distribution. The move arrives as Genius Brands continues to grow all areas of its business, including with the launch of its Kartoon Channel, and plans for further content in the pipeline. …

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