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’80s animated series The Raccoons makes play for retro and environmentalism licensing

The Raccoons is the latest animated property to be jumping the decades and making a play for the retro licensing space, helping fans and viewers who grew up with the show put to rest that fundamental question: what on Earth kind of aardvark is Cyril Sneer anyway? First created in …

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Little Brother Books welcomes LOL Surprise, Barbie, and Fortnite to the annuals roster

LOL Surprise, Barbie, Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft will each be expanding their presence across the children’s Annuals market, thanks to a bolstered new portfolio of titles to launch from Little Brother Books. The UK Annuals publisher is preparing to launch a range of six new titles this spring/summer, which will …

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Brands In taps Plastichead Music’s Tim McDonald to lead new Brands In Merch division

Leading licensed apparel fashion licensee, Brands In, has created a new division within its business, to be known as Brands In Merch, which will support the growth of the last 12 months, as well as its ongoing European and UK expansion.   Established with its own entity, Brands In Merch serves …

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ZAG grows its global team ahead of the launch of Miraculous movie and Ghostforce TV series

ZAG is growing its global licensing operations this year in the build up to the release of the Miraculous movie and the launch of its action-comedy series, Ghostforce, with the appointment of Hyde Schram as its first vice president of global promotions, and Betsabe Luna as its retail and licensing …

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The Point. 1888 nets Farshore for CoComelon book publishing in the UK, Eire and Poland

The hit preschool property and leading children’s series, CoComelon has bolstered its portfolio of international licensees once more, this time tapping Farshore for children’s book publishing across the UK, Eire, and Poland. The deal was brokered by Moonbug’s European licensing agent, The Point. 1888. CoComelon is a preschool phenomenon currently …

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Flowhaven bolsters is US sales team with a suit of licensing expert new hires

The licensing relationship management platform, Flowhaven, has strengthened its US sales team with a raft of new leadership hires, including the appointment of Adam Christensen as the US sales director, and Chris Davlin and Rebecca Dennis as US sales managers. The new additions to the growing Flowhaven team will report …

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Toei Animation celebrates Goku Day with new Dragon Ball Super movie announcement

Fans worldwide received a special surprise this Goku Day –  the annual Dragon Ball celebration – when Toei Animation revealed that a new Dragon Ball Super film will be released in 2022, marking the second film based on the Dragon Ball Super manga title and anime series launched in 2015. …

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Antstream Arcade strengthens exec team in move to be at the forefront of video game streaming

Antstream Arcade has made a new move to ‘put itself at the forefront of video game streaming’, welcoming the games industry veteran, Mike Rouse to lead its production team and help build out its internal studio. The move comes during a period of record user growth for the company following …

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The Emoji Company and WildBrain launch new 2D series Emojitown in major brand extension

The Emoji Company and WildBrain have forged a far-reaching content and licensing partnership to launch Emojitown, a new, digital first, animated series based on the emoji brand, as well as a new consumer product extension programme around it. Under the partnership, WildBrain’s AVOD network and digital studio, WildBrain Spark, has …

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Coolabi’s Warrior Cats leaps onto Roblox with the new Warrior Cats: Ultimate Edition game

The independent media group, Coolabi Group, has partnered with the Roblox specialists, Aldrich-Callen Studios to develop a new 3D role play game for the global online Roblox platform, all based on its fantasy brand, Warrior Cats. The new Warrior Cats: Ultimate Edition game will be set in the Forest Territory …

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