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Kelvyn Gardner departs Licensing International’s UK chapter

Industry veteran, Kelvyn Gardner, has departed from his role as the head of the UK chapter of the industry trade body, Licensing International, it was confirmed yesterday. Gardner had been the recognised face of Licensing International’s UK operations for the past 12 years and a recipient of a Licensing.biz People …

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Gaming and YouTube properties fuel growth in demand for licensing in the toy space, says Kids Insights’ Global Toys and Games Report

The rise of YouTube and gaming properties, spanning the likes of Minecraft, Fortnite, Sonic, and Ryan’s World have fuelled a growth in demand for licensed properties across the children’s toys and games space over the course of the last 12 months, according to findings of Kids Insights’ first Global Toys …

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Minions: The Rise of Gru movie release date put on hold as France enters lockdown

Illumination and Universal’s Minions: The Rise of Gru has been moved from its global release slot of late June and early July owing to the deepening COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown in many countries across the globe. The move was spurred by the current lockdown in France that incorporates Illumination’s …

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Mondo’s TV MeteoHeroes arrives in Italy with Cartoonito premiere

Mondo TV’s original children’s animated series MeteoHeroes is coming to Italy, having secured its worldwide premiere on Cartoonito. The launch will be accompanied by a marketing campaign and a growing licensee list. The show – in which six kids use their superpowers to protect the planet from extreme weather events …

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ZAG bolsters its global licensing and merchandising team

The global independent animation studio, ZAG has appointed a robust team of experienced executives to expand the company’s licensing and merchandising business. Kirk Bloomgarden will serve as head of consumer products, Rebekah Belzer joins as senior director, licensing and merchandising, North America, and Eva Rodriguez will serve as director, Latin …

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Genius Brands delves into IP portfolio to deliver public messaging on hygiene amid COVID-19 pandemic

In an effort to provide information to parents and children in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Genius Brands International has produced a series of Public Service Announcements starring Warren Buffett and Jennifer Garner, to inform children about safe hygiene. The series of announcements will feature brands from the company’s catalogue of properties, …

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White Paper – Kids Industries explores: Children and COVID-19

The following research and White Paper has been conducted and written by Kids Industries, a research, strategy, and creative agency for the children’s and family market in the UK. Kids Industries researcher, Aleksandra Szczerba offers up her insight into the developing COVID-19 situation, and how children are managing in these uncertain times. …

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NASCAR teams with iRacing to launch new simulation racing exhibition amid strong growth for NASCAR licensing

NASCAR and iRacing have come together to form a new eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, a simulation racing exhibition that will feature some of the biggest names in the sport. The new series will provide racing entertainment for sports fans across the leading motorsports racing simulation platform. A long-term licensee, …

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Emoji lands US wide deal with Handcraft Manufacturing Corp

Premium children’s undergarment brand Handcraft Manufacturing Corp. has given Emoji its signature treatment in a new collection launching this spring. The deal was brokered by Retail Monster, LLC, the emoji company’s North American licensing agent. The collection features some of the Emoji brand’s most vibrant Emoji icons and designs, creating …

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WildBrain CPLG promotes two as it forms new territory teams for Northern and Southern Europe

The entertainment, sport, and brand licensing agency, WildBrain CPLG, has promoted two of its management executives to head up territory teams across newly formed regions for Northern and Southern Europe. John Taylor (pictured top left), who is based in London, has been named VP Northern Europe and managing director UK …

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