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Opinion | Toon-age day stream: How Disney+ is about to change toy licensing for good

It almost seemed by design that Disney’s subscription based streaming platform, Disney+ launched just as the Coronavirus pandemic began to tighten its grip on the UK and force the world’s population inside and away from the entertainment venues of yesteryear. And in just a short space of time, its impact …

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Universal Music Group signs LEGO Minifigure L.L.A.M.A to its Astralwerks label

Universal Music Group and the LEGO Group have achieved a world’s first with the signing of L.L.A.M.A  – a LEGO Minifigure DJ and producer –  to the studio’s record label, Astralwerks. L.L.A.M.A is not only the first LEGO Minifigure to have signed a deal with a record label, but is …

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British children ‘unafraid to challenge adults’ for a better society, says latest Beano Brain report

A Beano Brain report on the acts of rebellion carried out daily by children has uncovered some hard hitting figures, including those stating that 48 per cent of young people today think they can be better trusted to stand against racism than their parents, teachers, or politicians, and that 59 …

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Zynga and Lucasfilm announce Star Wars: Hunters for Nintendo Switch and mobile

The mobile gaming goliath, Zynga is making its first move into the console arena, having been unveiled as the newest partner for Lucasfilm’s renewed, post-EA push into the video games space. In a virtual event hosted by Nintendo this week, details of a new Star Wars console game for the …

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Golden Goose bolsters ranks with Val Fry, Tina-Louise Foster, and Helen Webster

Golden Goose has welcomed a trio of experienced licensing professionals to the team as Valerie Fry, Tina-Louise Foster, and Helen Webster take up roles to help the licensing agency develop programmes for its growing client list. Both Fry and Foster will drive the licensing programmes surrounding Shepperton Design Studio’s Original …

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Sustainability in Licensing Conference confirms its return for 2021

The Sustainability in Licensing Conference has confirmed its return for 2021 with plans to take place at The British Library in London while dual-cast digitally across the SILC21 digital platform. Breaking new ground in the licensing industry when it launched last year, the 2021 edition of the conference is scheduled …

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Ginger Fox to roll-out new TV licensed family games including BBC’s Top Gear and Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Gifting and gaming specialist, Ginger Fox, has underscored its intentions to explore and roll-out more new TV-licensed games having seen success with a portfolio that already boasts the likes of Taskmaster and House of Cards. The games specialist – currently showcasing its 2021 portfolio across Spring Fair @ Home – …

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Sanrio and Marks & Spencer launch extensive Mr Men & Little Miss clothing, accessories and bedding range

Sanrio has launched a new collaborative collection of clothing, accessories, and bedding with Marks & Spencer for its iconic Mr Men and Little Miss brand with a range featuring an ensemble cast of Roger Hargreave’s best-loved characters. The launch arrives as part of the ongoing celebrations of Mr Men and …

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ZAG appoints new VP of licensing for Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe and Russia

The independent animation studio, ZAG is continuing to bolster its senior executive team with the appointment of the seasoned licensing executive, Helena Perheentupa to the newly created role of VP, licensing, Central, Eastern, Northern Europe and Russia. Perheentupa joins ZAG from Mattel in Frankfurt, Germany, where she rose through the ranks over …

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