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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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Asmodee’s fiction book division Aconyte partners with Ubisoft for Assassin’s Creed novel trilogy

Aconyte, the fiction imprint of the global games group, Asmodee, has partnered with the international video games company Ubisoft to publish a new Assassin’s Creed trilogy of novels, beginning this summer. Set in 16th Century China, the new series will kick off with the title The Ming Storm and will …

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Rubies lands official partnership with World Book Day to promote the benefits of reading

Rubies has secured an official partnership with the World Book Day charity and its annual event developed to change lives through a love of books and shared reading. The new collaboration is founded on Rubies’ own global experience of delivering best-in-class costumes and accessories as a trusted manufacturer of licensed …

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The Royal Mint celebrates 50 years of Mr Men Little Miss with commemorative coin collection

The Royal Mint has launched a commemorative coin collection honouring 50 years of the Mr Men and Little Miss characters, as the half-century celebrations continue to roll out across the UK and worldwide. The new Mr Men Little Miss commemorative coin collection features Mr Happy, Little Miss Sunshine, and Little …

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Lisle Licensing named UK and Ireland licensing agent for Planeta Junior’s pre-school IP Milo

Lisle Licensing has signed a new deal with Planeta Junior to promote and represent the pre-school property, Milo across the UK and Ireland. The deal will see Lisle’s initial focus land on toys, publishing, apparel, and dress up ranges. A co-production between Planeta Junior and the indie family producer, Fourth …

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Brand-Ward tapped to develop Germany’s Bibi & Tina for global audiences

The licensing agency and consultancy firm, Brand-Ward has been brought on board to develop a strategy to launch the German children’s brand, Bibi & Tina to a global audience. Owned by Kiddinx Media GmbH, a leading name in distribution and marketing for children’s audio plays and books, kids’ music, animated …

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DC Thomson partners with Discovery Inc to launch Animal Planet educational children’s magazine

DC Thomson has partnered with Discovery Inc to launch a new educational children’s magazine called Animal Planet. The new title will build on Animal Planet’s goal of creating content with global appeal and to keep alive the childhood joy and wonder of animals. Animal Planet is a brand already known …

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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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Rainbow Designs to launch new We’re Going on a Bear Hunt toys in Walker Books deal

Rainbow Designs is encouraging children to undertake their own Bear Hunt adventures this year as it launches its new We’re Going on a Bear Hunt collection of soft and wooden toys to the market. Based on Walker Books’ classic storybook of the same title, the toys take inspiration from the …

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Full steam ahead for Spin Master’s Mighty Express as Penguin Young Readers is named global publishing partner

The global children’s entertainment company, Spin Master has secured a global publishing deal for its Mighty Express IP with Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House. Under the new deal, the publisher will have the global rights to roll out 8x8s, board books, shaped board books, picture books, …

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