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Walker Books and Forest Holidays launch We’re Going on a Bear Hunt nature trail challenge

Walker Books, alongside its sister companies Candlewick Press and Walker Books Australia is preparing to launch a new We’re Going on a Bear Hunt nature trail challenge at Forest Holidays locations across the UK. This will mark the first time the We’re Going on a Bear Hunt book and illustrations …

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Nordstrom x Nike celebrates 90 years of Betty Boop with exclusive capsule collection

King Features Syndicate and the Betty Boop brand owner, Fleischer Studios has teamed with Nordstrom x Nike to release the Nike x Olivia Kim capsule collection, featuring the fashion icon herself. The apparel launch, developed exclusively for Nordstrom x Nike (NxN) boutiques, kicks off Betty Boop’s 90th anniversary celebration.  Created by …

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Bluewater lays on promotional feast for The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Rocket Licensing has secured a partnership with the UK shopping centre, Bluewater, for a slate of promotional activity for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as the popular children’s publishing brand continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. The collaboration begins with the theming of Bluewater’s Green Flag award-winning nature trail. …

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Royal Horticultural Society makes triumphant BLE return with new children’s market strategy

Following a five year hiatus, the Royal Horticultural Society made a triumphant return to BLE this year, where it showcased its new children’s style guide as part of its plans to take on the children’s market this year and beyond. It’s reportedly that RHS’ new strategy piqued the interest of …

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Elle moves into lingerie and loungewear with Delta Galil UK

Elle, the global fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine-turned lifestyle brand is moving into the ‘intimate apparel’ market thanks to a new partnership with Delta Galil UK. The deal was brokered by Elle’s licensing agency, Three60 Brands and Legardére Active Enterprises, the managing unit of all Elle non-media brand extensions, and …

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Ricky Zoom gears up for Nordics debut with new broadcast partners added

Entertainment One’s new animated pre-school property, Ricky Zoom is gearing up for its Nordic debut, having secured new broadcast deals with NRK in Norway, and SVT in Sweden. The two will debut series one of the show from November this year and spring 2020 respectively. “We’re excited that these latest …

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Universal unearths its crypt of iconic monsters for new UK fashion deals

This October, Universal is getting into the spirit of fright season with a bevy of new fashion deals featuring some of the studio’s most iconic monster IP, including Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, and The Bride of Frankenstein. Universal Brand Development’s UK and Eire team has inked new deals with several …

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Mattel finds strength in BTS, Barbie and Toy Story 4 amid Q3 financials

The K-Pop sensation, BTS has helped Mattel to a positive third quarter result, after the launch of the band’s own doll line helped gross sales in the international segment grow by ten per cent. The pop outfit was joined by other strong performing licenses in the Mattel portfolio, including Barbie, …

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41 Entertainment moves into YA animation with rights to The Supernatural Academy book series

41 Entertainment is expanding into YA animation focused on paranormal romance and urban fantasy, starting with the best-selling book series by Jaymin Eve, The Supernatural Academy. Eve has been listed in the Wall Street Journal and Amazon Charts as the bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and sci-fi novels. …

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Sanrio partners with MomentSQ for Aggretsuko mobile game series

Sanrio has partnered with the game platform MomentSQ to bring its popular heavy-metal loving anime character, Aggretsuko Retsuko to mobile devices. The new interactive story game launches on iOS today, with future release planned for Android devices, Amazon, Stream, and Nintendo Switch. The game is a ‘player-driven narrative experience’ in …

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