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Licensing Expo Reveals Ignite Brand Pitches Selected Brands

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Licensing Expo, the premier event dedicated to licensing and brand extension, is hosting an all-new program, Ignite Brand Pitches at the Licensing Expo event, June 13-15, 2023, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.


Open to all signed Licensing Expo exhibitors with existing licensing portfolios, Ignite Brand Pitches provides five brand owners the opportunity to pitch new and upcoming brands in front of a live audience at Licensing Expo to provide them with a platform and generate buzz for their newest IP. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 13 from 3:30 – 4:15 pm at the License Global Theater, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas. The full lineup of participating brands can be found below.


Participating Brands:


Banca Pictures, Booth B135

Liliya Belaya, Co-founder/CEO/Executive Producer, Blanca Pictures, will pitch “GINJI”, a 2D animated series aimed to teach children values such as friendship, respect for others and the environment, tolerance, purposefulness, teamwork and honesty. Blanca Pictures is an animation studio with more than 150 creatives, working across 3 continents, that produces original young adult and children’s scripted edutainment content.


Comedy Wildlife, Booth G87

Tom Sullam, Director, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Ltd, will pitch Comedy Wildlife, one of the world’s most popular photography competitions – licensing the world’s funniest and most heartwarming images of wildlife to raise awareness and start conversations around animal welfare.


King Features, Booth Q259

Ilkka Lind, Sales Director, Rights & Brands in association with King Features, will pitch Moomin, central characters in a series of novels, short stories, and a comic strip by Finnish writer and illustrator Tove Jansson, featuring the core qualities of Love, Equality and Courage. Moomin, an international phenomenon in licensing, has been the basis for numerous television series, films and even theme parks.


Unicorn Jazz, Booth A199

Be Bold, Be Brave with Lisa Caprelli, Unicorn Jazz™ Latina Author, as she presents an exciting pitch for Unicorn Jazz, an enchanting children’s edutainment brand that sparks boundless creativity and imagination while evoking positive emotions. With a mission to inspire young minds from birth to age 12, Unicorn Jazz™ focuses on love, kindness, confidence, and uniqueness. Experience the captivating InspireEd Program, connecting with elementary schools through author visits, a captivating TV Show, and enchanting puppetry. Engage in our world of creative storytelling, music, arts, and a vibrant cast of diverse animal characters that ignite imaginations and create a lasting impact.


Zoonicorn, Booth D204

J’net Smith, Executive Producer and Director, Zoonicorn (R) will pitch Zoonicorn, a preschool entertainment property with a focus on optimism & resilience, the foundation of all social-emotional learning. Partnered with Toonz Media Group, Zoonicorn enjoys worldwide distribution and an expanding licensing footprint.


For more information on Ignite Brand Pitches, or to register to attend or exhibit at Licensing Expo 2023, visit