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BLE 2019 will celebrate the power of publishing with Beyond the Book

Brand Licensing Europe will debut a ‘Beyond the Book’ publishing activation at this year’s event, which takes celebrating publishing’s role within the licensing space. Over the course of this year’s event, running from October 1st to 3rd at London’s ExCeL, the Beyond the Book theme will showcase success stories that …

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LMI to mark 400 years since journey of The Mayflower with global licensing programme

The visitor attraction board, Destination Plymouth is marking the milestone anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower – the English ship that transported Pilgrims to the New World 400 years ago – with a new licensing programme. Heading up the campaign, Licensing Management International has been named the global licensing …

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Mojang and Warner Bros. date live-action Minecraft movie…three years from now

Mojang and Warner Bros. have finally dated the release of the long-awaited Minecraft movie, tantalising fans with a three-year wait until the live-action feature makes its appearance. Mojang announced that the film will premiere on March 4th 2022, having been in the works since 2014. According to a post from …

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Moomin Characters partners with Tatty Devine for new jewellery collection

Moomin Characters and the London-based jewellery brand, Tatty Devine are to collaborate on a new capsule jewellery collection. Landing this autumn, the new laser-cut acrylic jewellery collection will combine a look inspired by Tove Jansson’s world of character and pattern design from the Moomin brand, with the classic Tatty Devine …

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The pairing of Tetris and Sanrio ‘is an incredible opportunity on global scale’

The worlds of Tetris and Sanrio have collided for a new multi-year partnership that will see the pair work together for co-branded games and merchandise. The first release under this new deal will bring Tetris and a number of the Sanrio characters together in a new online game, scheduled to …

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LIMA reveals this year’s International Licensing Awards Rising Stars

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has revealed the recipients of this year’s Rising Stars Award. The group of young professionals will be recognised at this year’s International Licensing Awards. Each will be commended during the ceremony, taking place on Tuesday, June 4 during this year’s Licensing Expo in …

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Preschool property Zoonicorns grows global presence with South Korean agent

The popular children’s property, Zoonicorns is growing its international presence as the ink dries on a new partnership with the South Korean licensing agent, AMNCO. This is the latest move for the preschool brand that started its life in children’s books and plush and has been growing year on year …

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Branded hotels and vacations could be next stop for cult classics like Terminator and Bill and Ted

Branded hotels and themed holidays could just be the next stop for cult classic licenses The Terminator, Bill and Ted and Halloween, if the US specialist Creative Licensing Corporation has anything to do with things. The licensing agency that deals with a portfolio of pop culture classic properties and hit …

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Hey Duggee charms fans in first UK meet and greet appearance

Hey Duggee charmed fans during his first official meet and greet appearance in the UK last week, when the popular preschool character took to Drusillas Park to offer out Duggee Hugs to youngsters. Rainbow, the renowned character costume specialist was ‘delighted by the sea of Hey Duggee t-shirts, toys and …

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