aNb Media News, April 4, 2018

Cartoon Network, Dove Partner for Global Body Confidence Campaign with Steven Universe

Dove announces a two-year global partnership with Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe to educate young people on body confidence through the cartoon’s world, characters, and themes of inclusivity and empowerment.

This collaboration comes from the Dove Self-Esteem Project which has been helping young people build self-esteem and body confidence through educational programs since 2004. The Dove Self-Esteem Project exists in 140 countries around the world and is committed to reaching 40 million young people by 2020 through its existing educational programs; and with the help of Steven Universe, will now reach 20 million more.

Using a public health intervention model, the Dove Self-Esteem Project will expand beyond structured workshops delivered by adults, to taking educational content direct to young people. In the case of the project’s partnership with Cartoon Network, this will be Steven Universe’s young viewers to positively impact their self-esteem and body confidence.

The partnership will come to life in a series of six short animated films directed by Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, the first of which is now available. Working with the Dove Self-Esteem Project, all content has been co-created and grounded in scientific evidence by body image expert, Dr. Phillippa Diedrichs at the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England.

Later this year, an original song featuring the cast of the show, an accompanying music video, and an educational eBook will also be launched as part of the Dove Self-Esteem Project.

Steven Universe is the first animated series on Cartoon Network to be created by a woman. A global pop culture phenomenon recognized for its overall themes of inclusivity, empathy and relatability, the show is inspired by Rebecca’s friendship and close relationship with her younger brother Steven.

Jurassic World in Concert Premiere Set for May

Universal Brand Development and Film Concerts Live! announced the world premiere of Jurassic World in Concert, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), led by guest conductor Emil de Cou.

The NSO will perform the complete Jurassic World score live, while the 2015 film is projected in HD onto a massive screen. The opening night of Jurassic World in Concert will take place on May 30 with a special concert at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Jurassic World, with its score by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, earned a staggering $1.6 billion at the global box office and is the fourth top-grossing film of all time. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters on June 22.

Set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, the Jurassic World theme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs. But something ferocious lurks behind the Park’s attractions – a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island. It’s up to Owen and Claire to save the park’s tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.

“Michael Giacchino’s music sounds different with a live orchestra,” said Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow. “It surrounds you, strengthens your muscles, sweeps you into adventure and demands your heroic best. Hearing his music played live is one of my favorite things to do, and I’m honored to be part of this awesome event.”

Jurassic World in Concert is a follow-up to the currently touring Jurassic Park in Concert, which has been presented by more than 50 orchestras to date, with sold-out performances in cities including London, Paris, Melbourne, Toronto, Taipei and Philadelphia.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 5 at 10 a.m. EDT. Details can be found at the Kennedy Center website. Further dates and cities will follow.

limarisingstarsLIMA Announces Rising Star Award Winners, Nominees for 2018 International Licensing Awards

The Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA) has announced the recipients of this year’s Rising Stars Award. The group of young professionals will be recognized at the LIMA’s International Licensing Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 22 during Licensing Expo.

This year’s Rising Stars Award winners are as follows:

  • Mandy Bardisbanian, Buyer – Cosmetics, Hot Topic
  • Fernanda Coutinho, Associate Director, Brand Management, Beanstalk
  • Peter Cross, Brand Manager, Broad Street Licensing Group
  • Nick Manzo, Account Director, Seltzer Licensing
  • Leon Maratchi, Senior Manager of Retail, Cartoon Network
  • Meghan Mernin, Director, Licensing, Epic Rights
  • Mimi Nicosia, Senior Manager, CPG, Nickelodeon
  • Mariana Orvananos, Head of Marketing, La Panaderia Licensing & Marketing
  • Sally Russell, Associate Licensing Manager, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
  • Danielle Tanton, Live Events and Attractions Manager, DHX Brands

LIMA has also finalized the ballot for the 2018 International Licensing Awards, which includes 132 nominees from 16 countries. Forty-two percent of this year’s nominees originate from outside the U.S.. up from 25 percent from last year.

Voting will be open to all LIMA member companies through April. Winners will be announced at the LIMA Awards Ceremony.

Andy Warhol— The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
KAOMOJI—Dou Weiwei
Keith Haring—The Keith Haring Studio / Artestar
Nina and Other Little Things—Eloise Morandi Nash / DIC 2 SRL
Selfies—Howard Robinson Illustration
The Very Hungry Caterpillar/The World of Eric Carle—Eric Carle Studio, LLC/ The Joester Loria Group
Victoria and Albert Museum—Victoria and Albert Museum

Airwalk—Authentic Brands Group
Dear Drew—Barrymore Brands / CAA-GBG
Guns N’ Roses Was Here—Bravado
LaurDIY—Lauren Riihimaki / The Brand Liaison
Maya Angelou—Estate of Maya Angelou / CMG Worldwide

L.O.L. Surprise!—MGA Entertainment
Nickelodeon Slime—Nickelodeon
Paddington—Vivendi / The Copyrights Group
Pusheen—Pusheen Corp. / Fluid World Limited
Rube Goldberg—Rube Goldberg / Brand Central
Shopkins—Moose Toys / The Licensing Shop Inc.

American Red Cross—American Red Cross / Seltzer Licensing Group
Energizer—Energizer Brands, LLC / Beanstalk
Girl Scouts of the USA—Girl Scouts of the USA / The Wildflower Group
Pantone—Pantone / Brand Central
Parental Advisory—BPI / CPLG
Polaroid—Polaroid / The Sharpe Company
Vogue—Conde Nast

emoji – the iconic brand—the emoji company / Global Merchandising Services, Inc.
Five Nights at Freddy’s—Scottgames / Striker Entertainment
Kanahei’s Small Animals—Yurutto Inc. / TV Tokyo Communications Corp.
LINE Friends—LINE Friends Corporation— / Brand Central

Ali the Fox—Beijing Dream Castle Culture Co., Ltd.
Boonie Bears—Fantawild Animation Inc.
PAW Patrol—Spin Master / Nickelodeon
Peppa Pig—Entertainment One
PJ Masks—Entertainment One
Rick and Morty—Adult Swim & Cartoon Network Enterprises
Super Wings—Alpha Group Co., Ltd.

AMC’s The Walking Dead—AMC Network / Striker Entertainment
Baahubali—Arka Mediaworks / Black White Orange Brands Pvt Ltd
JoJo Siwa—Nickelodeon
The Rap of China—iQIYI
Ushuaia—TF1 / TF1 Licenses

Bailey’s—Diageo / Beanstalk
Guinness—Diageo / Beanstalk
Tapatio Hot Sauce—Tapatio Hot Sauce / Brand Central
The Cheesecake Factory at Home—TCF Co. LLC / CAA-GBG
The Hershey Company – Asia Licensing Programme—The Hershey Company / CAA-GBG
Tony Roma’s Restaurants—Roma Dining LLC / Broad Street Licensing Group
Welch’s—Welch Foods

England Rugby—RFU Rugby Football Union / CPLG
Real Madrid Football Club—Global Merchandising (adidas) / Tycoon Enterprises

Angry Birds Debit Card at China Merchants Bank—Rovio (Shanghai) Commerce and Trading Co., Ltd.
Masters of the Universe and Dirty Dancing—Mattel and Lionsgate / Born Licensing
Murder on the Orient Express & Godiva—Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising /Sinerji Reklam Danismanlik Pazarlama Ve Dis Ticaret Ltd.Sti.
Octonauts Swimming Programme—Silvergate Media
The Lapins Crétins (Raving Rabbids) / Carrefour—Ubisoft / CPLG France
Paramount Pictures’ “Transformers: The Last Knight” in Partnership with Coca-Cola China—Paramount Pictures and Coca-Cola China

Green Day Pop-Up—Warner Music Artist Services / Warner Music Group
Masha and the Bear on Ice—Animaccord Ltd. / The Ink Group A/S
National Geographic Encounter—National Geographic
Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom—Lightstorm Entertainment & Twentieth Century Fox
PAW Patrol Live—Nickelodeon & Spin Master
Star Trek: The Cruise—CBS Consumer Products
Very Hungry Caterpillar—Eric Carle LLC/Haven Licensing Pty Ltd. & The Joester Loria Group

Cotton On Kids—Mulga the Artist
Etam—Wonder Woman
Jay Jays—Rick and Morty
Saks Fifth Avenue—Snow White
Spirit Halloween—Stranger Things
Target—PAW Patrol
Woolworth’s—Marvel Heroes


Alex and Ani, LLC—Harry Potter jewelry line
AME/Global Brands Group—Care Bears union suits
Happy Socks—The Beatles socks
I.N.C. International Concepts—Popsicle capsule collection
Reebok—Alien Stomper ‘Final Battle’ Pack Sneakers
Ripple Junction—Rick & Morty apparel line
Vans—Peanuts footwear, apparel & accessories

Blue Rhino—Hershey S’mores caddy
Broil Chef—Star Wars TIE Fighter Gas Grill
Gorenje—Volkswagen Retro Van Fridge
Icon Health & Fitness—Le Tour de France TDF Pro 5.0
KidsEmbrace—DC Comics Batman combination booster seat
Pro-Ject Audio Systems—The Beatles 1964 Recordplayer Limited Edition
The Paint Makers—V&A Classic Collection

DIGITAL – apps, software, video
Amazon—Sesame Street Alexa Skill
EA Sports & Discovery Education—Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers digital learning game
Lenovo—Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
Metamoki—Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm mobile game
Mighty Kingdom—Shopkins World mobile game
SEGA—Total War: Warhammer 2 PC game series
Ubisoft—Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Bon Bon Buddies—Disney Characters Fruitickles fruit snack
Brand & Vision—Sesamstrasse organic food range
Cameron’s Brewery Ltd—Motörhead’s Röad Crew
Dole Food Company—Disney Pixar Cars 3 fruits & vegetables
Gustavo Gusto—Luca (YouTube influencer) Pizza
General Mills—PAW Patrol yogurt product line
mymuesli—Bibi & Tina organic cereal
Nature’s Touch—Welch’s frozen avocados

American Crew—Elvis Presley – The King of Men’s Grooming Pucks
Colgate—Despicable Me oral care product line
Elsker—Pleasant Goat skin care product line
Kester Black—Pantone nail polish
Sally Hansen—Crayola + Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Back to School Nail Color Collection

HOME DÉCOR – domestics, furniture, giftware, textiles
Bassett—HGTV Home Design Studio by Bassett
GB eye Ltd—Rick and Morty drinkware range
Half Moon Bay—Warhammer 40,000 giftware range
Jay Franco & Sons, LLC—Minecraft home collection
Pyramid International—Doctor Who (Tardis) doormat

Centum Books Limited—JoJo Siwa publishing range
Insight Editions—A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic
Jieli Publishing House—Super Wings Warrior picture storybooks
lovepop—Beatles pop-up card collection
Scientific Games Corporation—Willy Wonka Golden Ticket lottery game
Weldon Owen—RuPaul’s Drag Race: Paper Doll Book

Bonkers Toys— toy line
Cra-Z-Art—Nickelodeon Slime kits
Headstart—Tickle Me Elmo
Just Play—Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery
Toynami—Tulipop blind box figurines
Wicked Cool Toys—Teddy Ruxpin

Funko, LLC—Rick and Morty Funko Pop!, action figures, apparel, and more
Hasbro—Star Wars: The Black Series Poe Dameron Electronic Helmet
Jazwares—Roblox product range
Kidrobot, Inc—Andy Warhol art toy collectibles
McFarlane Toys—Five Nights at Freddy’s construction sets
Spin Master Ltd—Jumanji board game
The LEGO Group–LEGO Star Wars BB-8 – 75187