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Beano secures five new licensing partners including games and health and beauty via Rocket Licensing

Beano is expanding its presence across the apparel, games, health and beauty, food and beverage, and partyware sectors thanks to a string of five new licensing deals brokered by its licensing agency, Rocket Licensing. On board for a fun new range of paper partyware, Smiffy’s will be offering a myriad …

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Asterix comic book artist Albert Uderzo dies aged 92

The French comic book artist and scriptwriter, Albert Uderzo, known for his work on the popular Asterix title, has died at the age of 92, his family told the French news agency AFP this week. The news outlet quoted Uderzo’s son-in-law, saying: “He died in his sleep at his home …

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Has Nintendo cracked the next big gaming IP amid the Coronavirus pandemic?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become the fastest-selling single title on Nintendo’s Switch to date, selling more copies in its first week of sale than the combined launch sales of all previous Animal Crossing games in the franchise. Reports are already coming in that the title is ‘3.5 times bigger …

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Penguin Random House partners with Rebellion to bring its science fiction portfolio to the audiobook space

The iconic comic book law-enforcer, Judge Dredd is making his way to the audiobook sector. Penguin Random House UK has detailed a new partnership between its audio division and the comic book , fiction and video games publisher, Rebellion to produce more science fiction audio for fans. Under the partnership, …

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Nickelodeon launches #KidsTogether platform with tips and activities for children and families in coronavirus lockdown

Nickelodeon has launched a multi-platform prosocial initiative featuring its most popular characters and talent to engage with kids and families on tips for staying healthy, as well as ideas for activities to do together while practising social distancing or in lockdown. Called #KidsTogether, the campaign will feature SpongeBob SquarePants, Blue’s …

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Magic Light, ViacomCBS, and Sky in production on new pre-school series Pip and Posy

The multiple Oscar-nominated Magic Light Pictures is to produce a new CG animated series called Pip and Posy, based on the Nosy Crow story book series from author Camilla Reid and illustrator, Axel Scheffler. The series will have the added weight of a first time co-production partnership between ViacomCBS and …

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A word with the author: Oi book series creator Kes Gray talks his love of World Book Day

Following another successful World Book Day, and as March remains our month to celebrate books, reading and the industry’s relationship with licensing, Licensing.biz takes its chance to have a word with Kes Gray, the three times World Book Day author of the best-selling Daisy and Oi book series. Gray reflects …

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Opinion: International trust and how to keep our young consumers onside – Trudi Bishop

In my on-going battle against plastic waste, I have previously written that it was time for brands to be more public about the actions they’re taking to be more sustainable. Consumers aren’t looking for perfection, but they are looking for action.  Action by brands leads to increased trust and loyalty. …

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Kids Insights: Exploring Gen Z and Alpha’s girls views on gender

International Women’s Day may now have to wait another year before trending on media platforms across the globe once again, but that doesn’t mean the conversation has to stop there. To help fuel the momentum around the topic, Kids Insights – the kids market intelligence specialist -has presented its latest …

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