The Board of Directors of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has selected licensing agents Debra Joester and Joanne Loria, co-founding partners of The Joester Loria Group, for induction into the LIMA Licensing Industry Hall of Fame.
Germany’s Super RTL has inked a deal with DreamWorks Animation to expand its current relationship to include merchandising rights for the company’s well-known IP including Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon across the territory.
Liv and Maddie, the Disney Channel series that features identical twins Liv and Maddie Rooney (with both roles played by Dove Cameron), will return for a second season. Production will resume in L.A. in March and the season is scheduled to premiere later this fall.
Sales at US Toys ‘R’ Us stores declined 4.7 % over last year during the 2013 nine-week holiday period. However, overall December sales were still up slightly for the retailer.
Zodiak Kids has secured a worldwide deal with LeapFrog Enterprises, excluding Australia and New Zealand, that will see the first 52 eps of Tickety Toc made available on the LeapPad family of tablets including LeapPad Ultra and LeapPad2 Power plus gaming system LeapsterGS.
Scholastic Media has announced a collaboration with computing giant Intel Corporation to design interactive gaming content for kids that will feature Intel’s RealSense technology, which enables voice and gesture interaction, that will feature two of Scholastic’s most well-known IPs – Clifford the Big Red Dog and I Spy.
GeoPalz, the maker of ibitz physical activity trackers, is set to reveal its newly designed ibitz kids application at this week`s Consumer Electronics Show as well as an exclusive rewards program tied to virtual world platforms such as Disney’s Club Penguin, Minecraft and smart toy Ubooly.