Tag Archives: animation

’80s animated series The Raccoons makes play for retro and environmentalism licensing

The Raccoons is the latest animated property to be jumping the decades and making a play for the retro licensing space, helping fans and viewers who grew up with the show put to rest that fundamental question: what on Earth kind of aardvark is Cyril Sneer anyway? First created in …

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IMG named global licensing representative for all animated releases from Skydance Animation

IMG has been named the global licensing representative for all animated releases from Skydance Animation, including its first two features, Luck directed by Peggy Holmes, and Spellbound directed by Vicky Jenson. The new multi-year deal will see the licensing agency develop extensive product licensing portfolios for Skydance Animation’s animated films …

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Cartoon Salon launches online art gallery for prints from its award-winning film slate

The Academy Award nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, has launched a new e-commerce art gallery, featuring limited edition framed prints from a slate of its award nominated and award winning films, including WolfWalkers, The Breadwinner, Song of the Sea, and The Secret of Kells. Originating from Cartoon Saloon’s Studio in …

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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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