Wendy Goldman Getzler
Under a new deal with Seoul, South Korea-based CJ E&M, Corus Entertainment-owned Nelvana Enterprises will represent the North American merchandise licensing rights for new preschool series Super Wings.
Cartoon Network’s flagship app is sporting an updated design that allows kids to customize their viewing experiences through features like personalized playlists.
Toys ‘R’ Us has been vocal about growing its US$1.2 billion e-commerce business in 2015, and is now bringing the US end of these operations in-house after nine years of outsourcing to a third party.
As North American sales of licensed goods continue to see steady growth, Marvel has started to assemble a merchandising program around its upcoming Avengers sequel that includes heavyweights such as Hasbro, Lego and Hot Wheels.
George Lucas may have some competition on his hands. Star Wars fans have a new way to re-create the films’ fantasies thanks to Disney Publishing’s new line of Star Wars Scene Maker customization apps.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are marking 30 years of ninjutsu crime fighting this year – and now the anthropomorphic turtles are celebrating their return to Nickelodeon in a fourth season of the CG-animated series. Nickelodeon has also revealed more details surrounding products inspired by this summer’s feature film.
It looks like optimism is in the air as thousands of industry execs hit the show floor in Las Vegas this week for Licensing Expo. An annual survey from the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association’s (LIMA) reveals that licensing sales are on an upward trajectory for the third consecutive year.