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Licensing.biz teams with Emoji to celebrate World Emoji Day this July 17th

Glance to the right. Not too far, because that’s probably your kitchen, but just to the right of these words. There you go. Is that a face familiar to you? In fact, it very well could be yours. What you may have noticed as you scroll through Licensing.biz’s daily content …

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Disability visibility: ToyLikeMe’s mission to change the children’s industry with MixMups

MixMups, the new stop-motion animated pre-school series created by #ToyLikeMe’s own Rebecca Atkinson comes with one mantra: There is always another way. Currently in production under the expertise at Raydar Media and an extended ‘dream team’ comprising some of the kids’ entertainment space’s most influential names, MixMups is the animated …

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Pocket.watch takes Ryan’s Mystery Playdate to global markets and launches new mobile game

Pocket.watch has detailed its plans to expand the hit children’s TV series Ryan’s Mystery Playdate to international markets, starting with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited in Germany, while Pocket.watch’s gaming division will launch a new Ryan’s Mystery Playdate mobile game called Blast. On top of this, the studio has revealed that the …

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Licensing International welcomes six new members to its Board of Directors

Licensing International has elected six new members to its Board of Directors, each taking up their post from July 1st this year. LMCA’s Alan Kravetz, Miller Kaplan’s Vincent Leoni, and Sesame Workshop’s Valerie Mitchell Johnston join Peanuts Worldwide’s Roz Nowicki, Encantos’ Steven Wolfe Pereira, and IMG’s Miki Yamamoto in taking …

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Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus lands feature length film deal

The Magic School Bus is heading to the big screen for the first time in its 26-year history, thanks to a new deal between Scholastic Entertainment, Brownstone Productions, Marc Platt Productions, and Universal Pictures. The feature length, live action hybrid film will star Elizabeth Banks as the widely-popular Ms Frizzle. …

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#ToyLikeMe lands pre-school series MixMups to give disability better visibility on screen

A new pre-school, stop frame animated TV series that highlights the importance of giving disability better visibility on screen and in children’s entertainment and media is going into production. Called MixMups, the series concept was devised and created by Rebecca Atkinson, founder of the viral #ToyLikeMe campaign that has been …

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Aardman and Netflix partner for Chicken Run sequel on 20th anniversary of original feature film

By today’s standards, 20 years is but a blip in a timeline of waiting for a movie sequel emerge, and exactly two decades on from the release of its first Chicken Run outing, Aardman has declared its intention to deliver the goods. In partnership with none other than Netflix, the …

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Royal Mail celebrates five decades of the iconic rock group Queen with new stamp collection

The Royal Mail is issuing a set of 13 special stamps to celebrate one of the UK’s most influential rock groups, Queen, the iconic rock group who has managed to sell more 300 million records across five decades. Eight of the new stamps will feature images of some of the …

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Rocket Licensing named UK and Ireland agent for ’80s icon Bob Ross

Rocket Licensing has been appointed as the UK and Ireland’s licensing agent for the ’80s TV sensation Bob Ross, on behalf of the US agent, Firefly Brand Management LLC. The TV painter and personality Bob Ross was the face of popular The Joy of Painting TV show, which originally ran …

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