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News extra: More licensing news from this week

Including Big Picture Licensing’s Tom Roe and Dan Frugtniet becoming exclusive licensing agent for UK & Eire and master agent across EMEA and APAC for Glowberry’s Brave Bunnies.

Source rounds up more news from the licensing industry across the globe from the week.

Big Picture Licensing – headed up by well known industry execs, Tom Roe and Dan Frugtniet – has been appointed as exclusive licensing agent for UK & Eire and master agent across EMEA and APAC for Glowberry’s Brave Bunnies property. Aardman – which came on board earlier this year as global content distribution partner – has already placed Brave Bunnies with various international broadcasters including Milkshake and Nick. Jr in the UK. The animated preschool show has already gone live in some territories, with further international roll out scheduled during Q1 2021. When it comes to licensing, BPL joins Be-Nerd (Ukraine), DeAgostini (Italy) and LaPanaderia (master agent LATAM). BPL has already signed up the first wave of leading agents in its regions – WildBrain CPLG (Benelux, Nordic, CEE & Southern Europe), CLM (Africa), Centa IP (Australia/NZ) and Mediogen (Israel) – and is now working with Glowberry to secure further agents in key APAC territories.

Poetic Brands has teamed with Sunny Side Up to create a new ‘Let’s Get Lyrical’ range of baby, kids and adult apparel. The range will include baby layette fashion daywear and nightwear, children’s daywear, outerwear, nightwear and essentials, swimwear, towelling ponchos and beach towels, adult daywear, outerwear, nightwear and essentials, swimwear and beach towels, along with hard and soft shell suitcases, luggage and bags.

In addition, Poetic Brands has also added Cyber Group Studios’ Gigantosaurus to its portfolio following a deal with bRAND-WARD.

Circa Contemporary Circus has joined forces with Aardman to create a new circus theatre production for audiences of all ages called Shaun the Sheep’s Circus Show. The show’s world premiere will take place in Queensland at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in March 2021.

RHS has teamed up with Dexam to launch the first ever RHS children’s homeware collection. Called the Home Grown Children’s Collection, the range includes backpacks, lunch bags with matching drinks bottles, lunchboxes, children’s aprons, toddler messy play aprons and children’s eating gift sets. The items are all illustrated with engaging artwork featuring bright and colourful images of carrots and apples with captions such as ‘I am growing every day’, ‘Home Harvest’ and ‘Locally grown’.

One Animation’s Oddbods brand is heading to apparel retailer Zeeman this month. Across its 500 stores in the Netherlands, Zeeman will launch an Oddbods kids’ hosiery range created by The Cookie Company which features socks and homeboots.

The Red Arrows is to publish its official history with Century, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in a deal brokered by IMG. The book will be published in hardback, audio and e-book on April 29, 2021.

ZAG is ramping up its consumer products division, appointing Sarah Boyer as vp retail, North America.

Rainbow is celebrating after picking up Best Animated Kids Programme for 44 Cats at TBI’s Content Innovation Awards 2020.

Children’s entertainment, licensing and media company, Reesee Entertainment is bolstering its development division with the appointment of Cici Zheng as a joint partner and vp of content, global media and licensing.

Nelvana and The Clifford Ross Company have partnered with Rowing Blazers on a premium lifestyle fashion collection featuring Babar. The new menswear and womenswear line launches this month and kicks off the 90th birthday celebrations for the character.

Jewel Branding & Licensing has welcomed Michael Storrings to its portfolio. Michael is an award winning artist, author and the creator of Art The Celebrates. His art adorns the likes of puzzles, ornaments, wall art and gifts, while Jewel Branding is now looking to extend the programme into categories including home décor and textiles, stationery, gifts and accessories among others.

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