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MeteoHeroes grows its international presence with RTVE broadcast deal

MeteoHeroes, the environmentally-themed animated children’s series, is growing its global broadcasting presence, having landed a new slot with the Spanish broadcaster, RTVE. Under its new partnership with Mondo TV Group, RTVE will air series one of the animated show, the only children’s series to be co-produced by Mondo and the …

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Mattel teams with game developer Milestone to launch Hot Wheels Unleashed across PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and PC

Mattel has partnered with the global racing game developer, Milestone, to launch Hot Wheels Unleashed, an arcade-style racing game scheduled to launch across PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The new title will see players drift, boost, jump, and crash on Hot Wheels’ recognisable orange tracks in various single player …

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BBC Studios names Andrew Carley director of global licensing to build Bluey momentum

BBC Studios has promoted licensing industry expert Andrew Carley to the newly created role of director of global licensing, as the firm looks to build on the momentum of the hit pre-school brand Bluey. In his new role, Carley will lead a five-year strategic growth plan for BBC Studios’ global …

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New My Little Pony, Transformers, and Magic: The Gathering content among Hasbro’s mass roll-out announcements

It was a flurry of major new announcements across each of its sectors that Hasbro issued throughout its first all virtual investor event this week, including new film and TV content for its biggest franchises including My Little Pony, Transformers, and Magic: The Gathering. In an address opened by Hasbro’s …

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Factory celebrates 50th anniversary of Mr Benn with raft of new licensing partnerships

Mr Benn is celebrating its 50th anniversary not only this year, but this very day, with a raft of new deals and licensing partnerships secured by the Altrincham-based animation studio, Factory. Among the swathe of new licensees for the property now marking its half a century is the leading distributor …

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Mad Beauty extends Warner Bros. partnership to welcome Looney Tunes to the portfolio

Mad Beauty is welcoming classic cartoon characters Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Sylvester, and Taz to its growing portfolio of licensed beauty products with the launch of its official Looney Tunes collection. Developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the new collection is an extension of the collaboration that saw the …

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Nickelodeon launches Avatar Studios to for new Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra content

Nickelodeon has detailed the launch of Avatar Studios, a newly formed division designed to create new animated series and movies based on the Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. New, original content will bow on platforms including Paramount+, ViacomCBS’s own subscription video-on-demand service, as well as on …

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ALIEN, Disney Gargoyles and Taco Bell lead Ravensburger’s latest gaming portfolio

ALIEN, Disney Gargoyles, and a fully-licensed Taco Bell party game are among a line-up of new launches to be hitting the scene courtesy of Ravensburger for 2021, following what the US outfit of the global enterprise has billed as an ‘incredible last year.’ With a games division that continues to …

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The University of Cambridge appoints Plus Licens AB as European licensing agency

The University of Cambridge has appointed Plus Licens AB as its new European licensing agent as part of the establishment’s plans to build its licensing programme outside of the UK. Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is the fourth-oldest university in the world with alumni including 110 Nobel Prize …

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BlackMilk Clothing celebrates 25 years of Pokémon with second wave clothing collection

The clothing specialist, BlackMilk is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pokémon this year with a second collection of clothing featuring some of the franchise’s best-loved characters. The new range launches following the success of its first ‘hugely popular’ Pokémon collection, released back in June 2020, that went on to prompt …

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