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Poetic Brands Styles it Out with Snoop Dogg and Death Row Records

Poetic Brands has announced that it has received a new pan-European license to design, manufacture and supply apparel and accessories alongside world-renowned rapper Snoop Dogg and iconic hip-hop label Death Row Records. Poetic Brands will be developing fashion-leading, multi-product ranges for all European retailers, which will launch across retail in October ’23.

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The Romare Bearden Foundation Appoints Moxie as Exclusive Worldwide Licensing Agent

Moxie and Co is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Romare Bearden Foundation in respect of its Romare Bearden artwork, illustrations, prints and commercial designs for extensions into consumer goods, electronics, home fashion, apparel, toys and all branded merchandise and promotional tie-ins.

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DeAPlaneta and KidsBeeTV Partner to Bring Milo and More to the Streaming Platform

DeAPlaneta Entertainment and KidsBeeTV have joined forces to add a range of beloved preschool programming to its streaming platform. Through the new licensing agreement, Milo, the award-winning show about a five-year-old cat who explores different vocations, along with Super Dino, Baby Heidi, and Bubble Bip, will be available this month on KidsBeeTV.

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Sesame Workshop Announces Multi-Year Commitment to the Emotional Well-Being of Young Children and Families

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has announced a new organization-wide focus on the emotional well-being of young children and their families. Responding to the growing mental health crisis for young children and building on decades of experience developing social-emotional learning content for families, the Workshop will address this critical need through a wide range of activities and engaging content designed for the whole family and available on multiple platforms to reach children and families wherever they are.

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Pokémon TCG Live to Officially Launch Alongside Digital Release of Scarlet & Violet—Paldea Evolved Expansion

The Pokémon Company International announced the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) Live will officially launch around the world on June 8, 2023, on iOS, Android, macOS and Windows devices following the current beta period. Ahead of the release of the tabletop version, the latest expansion of the best-selling Pokémon TCG, Scarlet & Violet—Paldea Evolved, will be playable in Pokémon TCG Live beginning June 8, 2023, at 10 a.m. PDT, allowing players to collect and battle with new Pokémon ex and Tera Pokémon ex cards. In addition, to celebrate the official launch of Pokémon TCG Live, players who log in to the game between May 2, 2023, at 10 a.m. PDT, and June 6, 2023, at 10 a.m. PDT, will receive special customization accessories, including a coin, card sleeves and deck box.

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Nelvana Partners with Polygon Pictures to Find the Next Big Hit in Animation

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor, and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, has announced a development deal with Japanese creative powerhouse, Polygon Pictures, to deliver stand out Japanese originated animated content for kids. The new development collaboration leverages Polygon’s premier position and reputation in the Japanese market, with Nelvana’s successful track record of partnering to bring Japanese animated properties, such as Bakugan™, Beyblade, and Cardcaptor Sakura, to global audiences. 

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JAKKS Pacific & Disguise Ink Worldwide Deal with Rooster Teeth for Bendy

JAKKS Pacific, Inc, a top manufacturer of toys and consumer products and its costume division, Disguise, has announced a multi-year partnership with Rooster Teeth and Joey Drew Studios to bring Bendy to the world. JAKKS and Disguise will design, develop and manufacture action figures, plush, playsets, costumes and costume accessories commencing in fall 2023. Disguise first launched Bendy and the Ink Machine costumes in North America in 2018 and saw great success with the horror-gaming-themed Halloween costumes for several years. JAKKS is now joining in the mix with master toy rights and the company-wide rights are being expanded to include worldwide distribution.

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Boba Fett Jetpacks Into Star Wars Villainous

Power up those shields, princess: Boba Fett is coming to Star Wars Villainous. Ravensburger, acclaimed publisher behind award-winning board games and high-quality toys and puzzles, has announced that the​ galaxy’s​ most infamous bounty hunter is the cover star​ of​ Star Wars Villainous: Scum and Villainy,​ the second installment in the Star Wars​​ Villainous line. Ravensburger has also launched Star Wars Villainous puzzles with original art inspired by the award-winning board game Star Wars (Power of the Dark Side) Villainous. Characters include Darth Vader, Moff Gideon, Asajj Ventress, General Grievous and Kylo Ren, and are available for purchase on Amazon now.