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SEGA unveils animated series Sonic Colours: Rise of the Wisps trailer and 30th anniversary merchandise

SEGA has lifted the lid on a plethora of upcoming entertainment experiences surrounding its iconic Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, as the 30th anniversary celebrations of the flagship character continue, spanning animated series, live orchestra events, a host of new gaming announcements, and plenty of licensing activity. The grand unveiling of …

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WarnerMedia merges with Discovery in latest move to join the streaming giant race

The scene has been set for the creation of yet another streaming giant vying for consumer attention, through the planned merger of AT&T’s Warner Media with Discovery. The landmark deal will see the two companies become the second largest media group by revenue after Disney, with $41bn in sales annually …

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TOMY named master toy partner for Netflix’s popular pre-school series BUDDI

TOMY International has been named the master toy partner for the popular Netflix pre-school series, BUDDI. The launch will arrive courtesy of a partnership between the toy maker and Unanico and Raydar Media. BUDDI is an animated series aimed at kids aged four years old and under that looks to …

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Mattel named global toy partner for new CG animated series Karma’s World

Mattel has joined forces with 9 Story Media Group and Karma’s World Entertainment for a multi-year global licensing deal for the new CG animated series created by Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, called Karma’s World. The series is set to premiere on Netflix later this year, while Mattel will be rolling out …

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Silvergate Media celebrates triple Annie Award win for animated hit Hilda

Silvergate Media is celebrating a trio of award wins at this year’s Annie Awards for the second season of its Netflix animated adventure TV series, Hilda, including Best Animated TV Production for Children and Best Character Animation – TV and Media. The 48th annual Annie Awards were presented virtually on …

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Merchantwise Licensing heads up Australian and New Zealand licensing programme for Schitt’s Creek

ITV Studios has tapped Merchantwise Licensing to represent the hit comedy series, Schitt’s Creek for licensing opportunities across Australia and New Zealand. Work has already got underway on a licensing programme, with local partner Caprice Australia engaged for apparel, footwear, headwear, bags and more. Also on board is Merch Mother …

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Aurora World and Macmillan Children’s Books lead licensing roster for Aardman’s festive animation Robin Robin

Aurora World has been tapped as the master toy partner for Aardman’s new animated musical special, Robin Robin in a deal that will see the company develop the plush version of the titular character. The new plush Robin Robin will be launched alongside the publishing and film premiere of the …

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Manga and anime powerhouse Viz Media appoints new VP of consumer products

The anime and manga powerhouse, Viz Media, has appointed the former Netflix Consumer Products director, Laura Takaragawa to the role of vice president consumer products, a newly created position for the business as it looks to increase its presence in the licensing and merchandising space. The new role will see …

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Toikido signs master toy partnership for Netflix’s feature animation Back to the Outback

Toikido has been named the master toy partner for Netflix’s upcoming feature film, Back to the Outback, an animated adventure following a ragtag group of animals and their daring escape from captivity. With the film scheduled to make its global debut this autumn, Toikido has secured the rights to manufacture …

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Netflix inks deal with Penguin Random House for Brian Jacques’ Redwall book series

Netflix and Penguin Random House Children’s UK have signed a new partnership for Brian Jacques’ Redwall books, as the streaming giant details new plans to develop an animated feature based on the first book in the series. Netflix has tapped writer Patrick McHale – known for his work on Over …

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