Tag Archives: animation

MeteoHeroes grows its international presence with RTVE broadcast deal

MeteoHeroes, the environmentally-themed animated children’s series, is growing its global broadcasting presence, having landed a new slot with the Spanish broadcaster, RTVE. Under its new partnership with Mondo TV Group, RTVE will air series one of the animated show, the only children’s series to be co-produced by Mondo and the …

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Sonic the Hedgehog will charge onto Netflix in new animated series in 2022

A new animated series of Sonic the Hedgehog called Sonic Prime will be tearing onto Netflix with a worldwide premiere scheduled for 2022. The 24-episode animated adventure is the product of a triple-threat deal between Netflix, SEGA of America, and WildBrain. Aimed at kids, families, and long-time fans of the …

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Global animation studio Snipple launches UK-based division Snipple Originals

The global animation studio, Snipple, is to launch a new, UK-based internationally-focused division and team devoted to the development of long-form animated content for audiences around the globe. Called Snipple Originals, the launch coincides with news that Snipple has secured a £6million investment from BGF – the UK’s most active …

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Japan’s biggest anime feature movie Demon Slayer has its sights on US licensing with Lucky Helmet

The Japanese animated feature film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is set to expand its licensing and merchandising presence across the US through the efforts of the IP development business, Lucky Helmet. It will mark the first in a sweep of new IP to be brought …

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Rilakkuma lands second series on Netflix as Sagoo sees licensing programme ‘growing apace’ in Europe

Rilakkuma, the cute Kawaii bear, will be returning to Netflix for a second series, following a successful debut back in 2019 that has given life to a growing licensing programme managed by the independent agency, Sagoo Licensing. Production of the new stop-motion animated series is now underway with the title …

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Jazwares to launch The Smurfs master toy line in 2022 as Belgian franchise looks for revival with kids

Jazwares has been named the global master toy partner for the popular animated franchise, The Smurfs. The toymaker will develop a new toy line inspired by the classic Belgian franchise, with plans for a 2022 launch. The partnership is part of International Merchandising Promotions & Services plans to revive the …

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Korea’s popular animated IP Pucca makes play for US with King Features

The popular Korean animated character, Pucca is looking to make waves across the North American market, having appointed King Features as the brand’s exclusive licensing agent for the region. King Features will look to build on the international success of the brand with a licensing programme targeting milennials and children. …

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Forbidden Planet teams with Gaumont to launch F is for Family apparel and accessories across the UK

The French production and distribution studio, Gaumont, has partnered with the UK’s pop culture retailer Forbidden Planet to launch a new line of branded merchandise based on the Netflix Original animated series, F is for Family. The high street retailer and specialist in the pop culture and geek culture sector, …

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A new anime Godzilla series is landing on Netflix in 2021

Godzilla is stomping its way back onto Netflix next year with the launch of a new original anime series titles Godzilla Singular Point. The series is currently in development by the studio bones, the name behind My Hero Academia, and Orange, the popular Japanese animation studio. Developed under a licensing …

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And the West will follow: Life and licensing for Crunchyroll at the forefront of the anime explosion

Leading the charge of an estimated $20bn anime market is a rather pretty place to be sitting at the best of times, but with this value only expected to grow as the popularity of the Japanese art form continues to sweep across audiences to the West, it’s undoubtedly a large …

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