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Asmodee Entertainment partners with Trends International for CATAN posters

Asmodee Entertainment has announced a new licensing agreement with Trends International to produce and market a range of CATAN posters, which will be available exclusively from selected online outlets, including Trends’ own ShopTrends.com site and Amazon. “Trends is excited to help spread the magic of CATAN by providing new merchandise …

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Disguise signs multiyear deal for Disney costume rights in EMEA

Leading global costume company Disguise, a division of toy and consumer products manufacturer JAKKS Pacific, today announced a multi-year licensing agreement for a wide range of Disney portfolio brands in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for dress-up, costumes and costume accessories, commencing in spring 2022. After being a North America costume …

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Rovio and Billebeino team up for limited-edition Angry Birds capsule collection

There’s a new bird in town! Two Finnish companies – Rovio Entertainment and lifestyle brand Billebeino – have collaborated on a new limited-edition Angry Birds capsule collection, in a deal brokered by IMG. The line features Rovio’s iconic Angry Birds characters and a new exclusive character, Bille Bird, based on …

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Lisle Licensing bolsters commercial team to support growth

Leeds-based agency Lisle Licensing has seen an uplift in new client business and increased licensing activity throughout 2021.  To support its growth, two new commercial team members have joined the agency to support the team. Deborah Haigh (above left) joined as Commercial & Retail Manager at the beginning of October …

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Yeti Farm Creative’s Sweet Tweets expands to longer format and scores global distributor

Artist-driven Canadian studio Yeti Farm Creative is bringing a longer-form version of its Sweet Tweets series to Knowledge: Kids on British Columbia’s Knowledge Network, the publicly funded education cable network. The fan-favourite show will premiere on November 1, 2021. In addition, Yeti Farm Creative (Hotel Transylvania Season 2, Summer Memories) …

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Cabal rum partners with The Explorers Club for journey of discovery

Cabal rum is the new official partner of the Great Britain and Ireland Chapter of The Explorers Club, the international organisation dedicated to the advancement of field exploration and scientific inquiry. Together, they will be hosting a wide range of events and strategic exploration initiatives aimed at supporting research and …

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Skew Studio creates the first National Trust brand licensing style guide

Brand extension expert Skew has produced a portfolio of bespoke designs for the National Trust and its brand licensing collaborations. The original designs created by Skew are now available on a range of products, including the interior tile range from Sarsen Stone Group (pictured), lighting from Anglepoise and garden tools …

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B.O.T. and the Beasties agrees publishing deal as the show’s audience grows

Award-winning merchandise, licensing and brand agency Brands with Influence has announced the signing of two new licensing partners for CBeebies show B.O.T. and the Beasties, made by Ragdoll Productions. Leicester-based Sweet Cherry Publishing, recent winners of Small Press of the Year 2021 at the British Book Awards, is to produce …

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APC Kids scores new international deals for ‘DinoCity’, including Discovery Italia

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of co-production and distribution group APC Studios, has secured a wave of international sales for its preschool series DinoCity, produced by Riki Group in partnership with Animax Production animation studio. The series began rolling out in Europe earlier this year and will premiere in …

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Wonder Woman comes to the catwalk with Nivedita Saboo’s latest collection

Warner Bros Consumer Products and Indian fashion designer Nivedita Saboo have announced a new collection inspired by Wonder Woman, the iconic DC Super Hero. In celebration of Wonder Woman’s 80th anniversary, Nivedita launched her range on October 15 at the St Regis, Mumbai, as a part of The Bombay Times …

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