American Greetings Properties has changed its name to American Greetings Entertainment to emphasize the company’s focus on Care Bears and the development of other multiplatform characters and entertainment IPs.
A week after taking a controlling stake in Astley Baker Davies, eOne has added five new licenses to the robust Peppa Pig program. while master toy licensee Jazwares has extended its product range to include construction sets for the US and Canada.
Acclaimed illustrator/brand creator Jo Rose and kids media exec Lisa Hryniewicz have formed new UK-based joint-venture Koko Rose Media to manage the rapid worldwide growth of Rose’s popular preschool and lifestyle brand Deer Little Forest.
The Jim Henson Company has appointed Florida-based toyco Jazwares as master toy partner for its Emmy-nominated preschool series Dinosaur Train.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA has named Moscow-headquartered licensing agency Megalicense International as its rep in Russia and CIS.
Indie agency Maurizio Distefano Licensing has been tapped to manage the L&M program for video game-based property Angry Birds in Italy.