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Rockpool Licensing secures two lead publishing partners for CBeebies’ The Baby Club

Dorling Kindersley and Centum Publishing have been named as the lead publishing partners for The Baby Club, in new deals brokered by Rockpool Licensing. The Baby Club is aimed at parents of children aged six to 18 months, and is presented by Giovanna Fletcher and Nigel Clarke. The show, an …

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Andersen Press lands animated series for hit kids’ book Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

The independent children’s publisher, Andersen Press, has entered a co-production partnership with Factory to produce a new animated TV series based on the hit children’s brand, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. The series will take inspiration from the best-selling picture books from David McKee, and will follow the adventures of the …

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Hip-hop culture brand Mass Appeal is diversifying the pre-school sector

The US media and entertainment brand Mass Appeal is looking to play a role in diversifying the current pre-school space, turning its attention to developing toys, apparel and publishing, all with a hip-hop twist. Since the brand’s formation in 1996, Mass Appeal has made it its mission to ‘represent and …

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Rocket Licensing named Rebel Girls’ UK agent to ‘revolutionise girlhood through product’

Rocket Licensing has been appointed to represent the successful literary and lifestyle brand, Rebel Girls across the UK and Eire on behalf of its US licensor and publisher Timbuktu Labs. Rebel Girls is a lifestyle media brand on a mission to raise a generation of confident girls backed by a …

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Those Licensing People has grand plans for French classic The Little Prince

Le petit prince a de grands projets, or for the rest of us: The Little Prince has some grand plans in the licensing space, as the famed French children’s title takes up residence with Those Licensing People. The iconic children’s character has been an international hit since its creation in …

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Gruffalo toys, books and games showcased at immersive London pop-up this half-term

Toys, books and performances from MC Grammar are to take centre stage at a dedicated pop-up shop in London’s Covent Garden, celebrating all things Gruffalo this half-term week. The launch is part of Magic Light Pictures’ ongoing 20th anniversary celebrations of the iconic children’s literary character. Spread over two floors, …

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Warner Bros and Pottermore form new alliance to ramp up Harry Potter digital content

Warner Bros has embarked on a new joint venture with the online Harry Potter platform, Pottermore in a move to “widen and deepen” how the franchise is built on in the digital sphere. The new project will culminate in the formation of The Wizarding World Digital and will now have …

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Metrostar named lead licensing agent for Elmer the Patchwork Elephant after changes at Penguin Ventures

Andersen Press has named Metrostar its lead licensing agent across all categories for the Elmer the Patchwork Elephant brand, following the successful launch of an Elmer apparel range under the company’s watch. The licensing programme was previously handled by Penguin Ventures, part of Penguin Random House UK. However, recent changes …

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BLE 2019 will celebrate the power of publishing with Beyond the Book

Brand Licensing Europe will debut a ‘Beyond the Book’ publishing activation at this year’s event, which takes celebrating publishing’s role within the licensing space. Over the course of this year’s event, running from October 1st to 3rd at London’s ExCeL, the Beyond the Book theme will showcase success stories that …

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