The Fred Rogers Company has partnered with Candlewick Press for a first-ever Peg + Cat multi-territory publishing program, as well as adding five new licensees to the US program for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
Wicked Cool Toys has cooked up a new licensing deal with Endemol Shine North America, the producers of Fox’s MasterChef Junior TV series, to create a new line of kid-friendly products inspired by the show.
An inaugural global report from the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) finds that global retail sales of licensed goods hit roughly US$13.4 billion in royalty revenues and US$241.5 billion in retail sales in 2014.
A new 40 x 11-minute Ben 10 TV series is on the way for 2017, along with a globally coordinated consumer products roll out being led by the franchise’s new master toy partner Playmates Toys.
Along with renewing its multi-category license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for DC Comics, Jakks Pacific will manufacture, distribute and market a set of play products based on the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from Warner Bros. Pictures and RatPac Dune Entertainment.
Finland’s Rovio Entertainment has partnered with The LEGO Group to create a construction toy line that will launch next spring along with the global theatrical release of Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie.
Entertainment One (eOne) Licensing has beefed up the L&M program for its hit preschool IP Peppa Pig in the US with seven new partners.