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Sesame Street, LEGO and Disney among Apple TV+ kids’ content launch

Apple TV+ has tapped up the likes of Big Bird and Elmo to help it launch the kids’ content division of its new streaming TV service and Netflix rival. A new Sesame Street-themed show geared towards teaching kids coding will help make up a raft of new children’s licensed and …

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Rocket Licensing signs trio of apparel and home textiles deals for Godzilla

Rocket Licensing, the UK and Ireland representative for the iconic Godzilla brand, working on behalf of the Japanese licensor, Toho, has secured three new licensing partnerships for the monstrous property. The new agreements span apparel and home textiles and arrive as excitement continues to build in the run-up to the …

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Lisle Licensing named UK agent for Masha and the Bear amid the brand’s global push

Lisle Licensing has been named the UK licensing agency for Animaccord’s Masha and the Bear as part of an extensive drive to grow the brand’s licensing programme on a global scale. Lisle Licensing has been named among a slate of four international agencies charged with building the consumer product and …

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Woody, Buzz Lightyear and… Forky… return in Disney’s first full trailer for Toy Story 4

Buzz Lightyear, Woody and a cast of new characters, including a gangly toy named Forky have all landed in a new trailer for Toy Story 4. Disney unveiled the footage this week that opens with Woody telling the other toys that Forky is the most important toy to Bonnie, encouraging …

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Die Hard gets its first board game under Fox and USAopoly deal

USAopoly has formed an alliance with Fox Consumer Products to release the first officially licensed Die Hard board game. Titled Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game, the launch will mark the first time the iconic 1988 film has made an explosive move into the board gaming space. “Die Hard’s …

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Maurizio Distefano Licensing named Italian agent for animated series Zafari

Maurizio Distefano Licensing has been named local licensing agent for the Ink Group’s animated property, Zafari as it makes its move on the Italian market. Produced by Zafari Holdings and distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal, Zafari has to date enjoyed a strong reception in France, Latin America and the UK, and …

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Rovio sees evergreen future for Angry Birds with ‘strongest content plan we’ve ever had’

Rovio’s new licensing plans aim at turning its Angry Birds franchise into an evergreen property, bolstered by the “strongest content plan we have ever had,” the company has recounts to Bloomberg. Head of brand licensing, Simo Hamalainen has stated that its plans around the Angry Birds property now span several …

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Charms race: How is tech becoming the lead character in today’s movie toy launches?

Films today have become a battleground for technology and explosive entertainment, and with that has come a greater expectation from the toys that tie it all together. Robert Hutchins takes a look at how tech is fast becoming the lead character in today’s movie toy launches

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