Including Cartoon Network EMEA expanding its fashion partnerships for The Powerpuff Girls.
The Source rounds up more news from the licensing industry across the globe from the week.
Cartoon Network EMEA is continuing to assemble a robust line-up of fashion partners for The Powerpuff Girls. New to the roster is trend-led etailer Daisy Street, which will launch a ladieswear range including t-shirts, jumpers and sweatshirts, while Spanish fashion label Lefties and Commerciale Campana Srl is developing a kids’ footwear collection. Other new partners across EMEA include CYP Imports (fashion bags), SunCity (kidswear and accessories), Tvoe (ladieswear DTR), Cookie (kidswear, ladieswear and accessories) and Sahinler (kidswear, ladieswear and accessories).
The Original Stormtrooper brand has added a number of licensees in apparel and gifting. Shepperton Design Studios and Golden Goose have signed Milltag (cycling apparel), Roy Lowe (socks), Blues Clothing (children’s apparel) and Kimm & Miller (food gifting).
Imperial War Museums has unveiled a new range of construction sets created in partnership with SmartFox. The sets have been inspired by five of IWM’s most iconic objects including the Lancaster Bomber and HMS Belfast.
Unilever has teamed up with Gibsons once again, with a Twister 250-piece jigsaw puzzle set to launch. This follows on from the success of the licensed Marmite jigsaw puzzle, which was launched in 2015.
The Roald Dahl Literary Estate has appointed Brand Activation Consulting as its exclusive North American licensing agent.
Blonde Sheep Licensing has signed a new stationery deal with IG Design Group for Swizzels Matlow. The new collection will feature the likes of Love Hearts, Drumsticks, Refreshers and Parma Violets among others.
Metrostar has added popular BBC drama Call the Midwife to its portfolio.
Technicolor has teamed with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment to create a 4D theatrical experience based on underwater adventure series, The Deep. The 12-minute experience will premiere at venues such as zoos, theme parks and aquariums globally from spring 2018.
Smiley Originals kids apparel line has launched to retail at one of Europe’s leading upscale kids retailers, Children’s Salon. The new Smiley Originals collection is a co-creation with the team behind Christian Lacroix childrenswear, Camfoni, which specialises in creating luxury kids apparel.
Awesome Media & Entertainment, the company founded by author and screenwriter Jeff Norton, and Welsh studio Cloth Cat Animation are to co-develop book property Stomp School for TV. The deal was brokered by Industry Media. Stomp School is the debut picture book from Jeff.
Guru Studio and Jetpack Distribution have revealed two major broadcast deals for the third series of Justin Time Go. Germany’s Super RTL and Cartoonito in Italy are the first to pick up the new season of the animated preschool show.
Hoho Rights has confirmed that Russian digital content distributor X-Media has placed preschool series Cloudbabies on pay TV channel Mama TV and VOD platform ivi.ru in Russia and neighbouring territories.