Nelvana entered a strategic multi-faceted partnership with global character brand Line Friends to develop and co-produce a series based on the brand.
Nickelodeon and SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind Pinkfong, will develop a new original animated series based on Baby Shark. Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products will manage consumer products licensing worldwide, excluding Asia, for the property.
King Features reached an agreement with Bulls Licensing to represent Moomin for merchandise, advertising, and promotions in the U.S. and Canada.
Jazwares announced its collaboration with Sony Pictures Consumer Products as the master toy licensee for Vivo, the upcoming animated musical film featuring 11 songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products will manage licensing for Ryan’s World and Ryan’s Mystery Playdate across key markets beyond North America.
The retail sales of licensed merchandise and services grew to $289.3 billion in 2018. Notably, an average of 79 percent of respondents’ business came from brick-and-mortar.
Activision and Blizzard Entertainment franchises continue to grow beyond gameplay, with consumer products that innovate its leading gaming brands.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products revealed a lineup of global licensing and merchandising opportunities and partnerships for its TV and film properties.