Princess Sam Consumer Products (PSCP) has announced that it has appointed a licensing agent for the children’s animated adventure-comedy-fantasy hit Tara Duncan in two key markets: Canada and Mexico. Visano Management, led by respected industry figure Tanya Visano, will handle licensing for this fast-growing property in these important North American markets. Tanya Visano brings a wealth of experience to this appointment. Her credits include building a consumer products team for Viacom (Paramount) Consumer Products in Canada and heading Paramount Consumer Products in Mexico, where she steered the business towards strong growth despite a turbulent political and economic environment.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc (NASDAQ: JAKK) a top manufacturer of toys and consumer products and its costume division, Disguise, announced a multi-year partnership with SEGA of America, Inc (“SEGA”) for Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Paramount Pictures’ feature film set to release on December 20, 2024. Through the collaboration, SEGA and JAKKS will design, develop, and manufacture a range of products including action figures, plush, playsets, costumes, and costume accessories, all set to hit the market late 2024.
TheSoul Publishing, a global leader in digital content creation, announces a strategic partnership with E Mishan & Sons, Inc (Emson), a family-owned business renowned for investing in, importing, and distributing innovative products. This collaboration introduces a new line of DIY craft kits, based on TheSoul Publishing’s wildly popular 5-Minute Crafts brand, now available on Walmart.com and currently rolling out across 2400 Walmart stores in the United States and Canada. The partnership aims to inspire creativity and empower individuals and families to engage in hands-on activities, fostering a love for arts and crafts. 5-Minute Crafts is the most-watched DIY brand in the world, with over 850 million social media subscribers. The DIY kits cater to a wide range of audiences, with separate options designed for adults and families with children – showcasing various interactive projects, including slimy ‘ice cream’ making, hand plaster design, rock painting and glow in the dark activities.
Bruce Campbell, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer of Warner Bros Discovery, has announced a new global structure for Global Brands, Franchises, and Experiences (GBFE), the division that comprises WBD’s worldwide consumer products, themed entertainment, franchise management and development, and DC Comics businesses. The changes were made following the decision of Pam Lifford, President of Global Brands, Franchises, and Experiences to step back from her role to focus on her family member’s healthcare needs.
Cloudco Entertainment, the proud owner of the beloved and iconic Care Bears property, known for spreading love and positivity, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Snow Commerce, a leading e-commerce provider, to launch their first-ever direct-to-consumer (DTC) online store. This exciting venture marks a significant milestone for Care Bears as they expand their digital presence and offer fans a unique shopping experience. The decision to launch a DTC site stems from Care Bears’ desire to provide their dedicated fans with a captivating and convenient shopping experience. The new online store will serve as a hub where fans can easily access their favorite Care Bears products, all in one place.
Licensing International is pleased to announce that six licensing professionals will receive the 2023 Global Rising Star Award. For more than a decade, Rising Stars from around the world have been nominated by their peers and recognized for their contributions to, and passion for, the global brand licensing industry. “Licensing International is thrilled to shine a spotlight on the talented young professionals who will become the future leaders of the global brand licensing industry,” said Maura Regan, President of Licensing International. “We would also like to say a huge thank you to our Rising Stars committee members, who have the difficult task of selecting among the best of the best.”
Falcon’s Beyond (“Falcon’s” or the “Company”), a global entertainment powerhouse and visionary leader in immersive storytelling, is proud to announce it has named Bruce A Brown as Executive Vice President of Legal, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, reporting to the Company’s President Simon Philips. With more than 20 years of legal expertise, Brown will strategically advise and oversee legal, compliance, enterprise risk management, and government relations for Falcon’s Beyond. Brown will also serve as a key advisor to the executive leadership team and the Board of Directors.
Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, along with the Clifford Ross Company and Spanish fashion brand The Animals Observatory, announce the launch of a premium line of Babar apparel for kids, available internationally in stores and online. The capsule collection features vintage artwork designs of the iconic elephant on fashion-forward tops, pants, dresses, accessories and more. “Babar’s distinctive style and brand values are known worldwide, allowing us to constantly explore unique partnership opportunities with premium fashion brands,” said Camille Froget, Senior Licensing Manager, EMEA & LATAM, Nelvana.