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BLE 2019 to spotlight British and European animation in dedicated pavilion

Brand Licensing Europe will be shining a spotlight on the British and European animation industry this year, with a special pavilion and keynote focusing on the vibrant sector. The BLE team is now inviting studios to come forward and take part in this year’s special showcase. “The animation industry in …

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’50s sitcom I Love Lucy to grow licensing efforts with CBS Consumer Products

CBS Consumer Products has outlined its plans to develop a licensing programme for the still popular 1950s sitcom, I Love Lucy. The firm has partnered with the I Love Lucy estate Desilu, too, LLC for the venture. Desilu, too, LLC was created by Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr in …

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Back to the Future musical to make world premiere in Manchester in 2020

A new musical based on the blockbuster film Back to the Future is to launch in the UK next year, making its world premiere in Manchester. The show is finally set to open in February 2020 before heading to London’s West End, just some five years later than previously announced. …

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LEGO reveals official Stranger Things set: The Upside Down

It’s only gone and happened. LEGO has put the rumours to rest and answered the call of every pop culture fanboy and fangirl across the globe, with the unveiling of its LEGO Stranger Things set. In what has been billed by many across the pop culture scene as “the perfect …

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Diadora expands Adult Swim partnership with new Rick and Morty collection

Diadora is launching part two of an exclusive capsule collection themed around the popular Adult Swim animation, Rick and Morty. It follows the earlier success of the sport brand’s first release under its partnership with Turner. TheRick and Morty x Diadora collection features a fresh take on two original Diadora …

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APC Kids taps License Connection as Benelux agent for Kid-E-Cats

The children’s entertainment division of APC Studios has tapped License Connection as its licensing agent for the Kid-E-Cats brand across the Benelux region. APC Kids has turned to License Connection, who will now be responsible for building the Kid-E-Cats licensing programme in the region, with target categories including publishing, apparel, …

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Downton Abbey is finally launching into the escape room space

NBCUniversal is poised to launch a new first for its popular period drama series, Downton Abbey, through a partnership with Mystery Escape Room. The initiative will see the arrival of an escape room experience that will bring the show’s ‘rich cast of characters and set pieces to life,’ in an …

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Netflix secures “overall deal” with Dark Horse Comics following The Umbrella Academy success

Netflix has signed an “overall deal” with the comic book publisher Dark Horse Entertainment, having seen success with the adaptation of its The Umbrella Academy comic series. The series was recently renewed for a second season, in a deal that was followed with a wider reaching partnership for Dark Horse …

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CBS Television Studios creates dedicated Star Trek global franchise group

CBS Television Studios has created a global franchise group that will manage the expansion of the Star Trek brand beyond linear broadcasting and streaming. This new business unit reports to David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios. Leading the new team is Veronica Hart, executive vice president, Star Trek Global Franchise …

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SEGA and Paramount confirm Sonic the Hedgehog redesign after fan outrage

SEGA and Paramount are giving the fans what they want, by going back to the drawing board to redesign their live-action redesign of Sonic the Hedgehog. Reaction wasn’t quite what either the video game company or film studio was expecting when the pair unveiled the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie …

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