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Egmont Publishing teams with MGA to launch Poopsie Slime Surprise magazine

Egmont Publishing has partnered with MGA Entertainment to launch a new children’s magazine, Poopsie Slime Surprise. Developed by MGA, the current number two toy company in the UK, Poopsie Slime Surprise products combine the surprise unboxing toy trend with pop culture and parody references. The magazine will target readers aged …

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RHS endorses entire range of Plankbridge’s shepherd huts

The Royal Horticultural Society has endorsed the entire range of Plankbridge shepherd’s huts – multi-purpose living spaces based closely on the proportions of original Victorian shepherd’s huts. The hand-built, practical and durable accommodation once allowed shepherds to live near their flock. Today the concept has inspired modern shepherd’s huts that …

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Crunchyroll partners with Webtoon to co-produce original animated content

Anime specialists, Crunchyroll has partnered with the digital comics publisher, Webtoon, to develop and co-produce new, original animated content.  The partnership will delve into Webtoon vast vault of properties, while both companies will handle the distribution, licensing and retail of each new series. Crunchyroll general manager, Joanne Waage, said: “We …

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VOD studio Chicken Soup for the Soul launches new IP and franchise-building arm, Landmark

The US video-on-demand entertainment studio, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has launched a new unit focused on the ownership, development, and production of new entertainment franchises, called Landmark Studio Group. Landmark will be launched in partnership with the 30-year entertainment industry veteran, David Ozer, who will serve as the …

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“Chefclub is targeting the tremendous untapped potential for food and cooking brands”

If ever you’ve found yourself mindlessly trawling through benign Facebook feeds only to suddenly be drooling over a ‘how to make’ video of a garlic dough ball being plunged into an oozing pool of baked camembert, or melted cheese being poured over a platter of beef burgers, you already know …

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Haven Global grows international IP portfolio with YouTube’s Vlad and Nikita

The Australian licensing agency, Haven Global continues to grow its portfolio of properties, having just signed the global YouTube hit Vlad and Nikita to develop new content streams and build a global consumer products programme. With over 27.7 million subscribers and 11.5 billion views, the show has built a large …

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Magic Light Pictures’ Christmas special Zog up for International Emmy

Magic Light Pictures’ Christmas special Zog has been nominated for an International Emmy in the Kids Awards Best Animation category. The nomination follows Magic Light’s win in the same category at the International Emmy Kids Awards in 2018 with Revolting Rhymes. Zog is a heart-warming and comedic adventure based on the popular book …

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Licensing chatter: The Roald Dahl Story Company’s Rebecca French

What makes 2019 a big year for the Roald Dahl Story Company? Our licensing strategy aims to extend the world of Roald Dahl beyond the book and bring his stories to life with product inspired by core titles in ways that will delight fans young and old. We’ve continued to …

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls partially banned and censored in Turkey

The million selling children’s book series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is to be partially banned and slapped with an over 18 age rating, for the “detrimental influence” it could have on young people, the Turkish government has ruled. The book has been published in 47 languages and features …

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Tetris renews IMG partnership to expand into Italy and Central and Eastern Europe

The Tetris Company is renewing its existing partnership with IMG in Asia, and has expanded the agreement to include Italy and Central and Eastern European countries. Since becoming the Tetris brand’s exclusive Asian merchandise licensing representative, IMG has grown the its lifestyle portfolio to include men’s, women’s and children’s apparel …

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