News extra: More licensing news from this week

Including Smiley securing a Moonpig DTR after meeting at PG Live earlier this year.

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

The Smiley Company has secured a new direct to retail partnership with Moonpig, with the personalised greeting cards retailer launching a SmileyWorld collection in the UK, US and Australia. The partnership was concluded after Moonpig met the Smiley team at PG Live earlier this year, marking the first time the brand has exhibited at a dedicated greetings card show.

Character World has launched an exclusive bedroom textiles range featuring Pusheen. The collection of bedding and coordinating accessories includes single and double duvet sets, a fleece blanket and a Pusheen-shaped cushion. The products are now available at Primark and Claire’s Accessories.

Aardman has signed up Sinco as its new master toy licensee for the UK and Eire. The deal covers Shaun the Sheep and Timmy Time, with Sinco producing collections of plush, figurines, play-sets, vehicles, games and puzzles and arts and crafts products.

eOne has confirmed that preschool hit Peppa Pig will be heading to Germany’s leading children’s broadcaster, Super RTL. The free to air broadcaster has acquired the rights and will be premiering new episodes from series seven – never seen before in Germany – from March 2, 2018.

Caroline Mickler has added a further two apparel licensees to the Moomin programme. Smith & Brooks will produce a range of baby and nursery wear and girls’ apparel for ages 0-14 – including layettes, t-hsirts, sweatshirts, leggings and hats – while Roy Lowe & Sons will offer a range of girls’ and women’s socks.

Cartoon Network has partnered with Korean game developer SundayToz for a mobile puzzle game around its hit animation, We Bare Bears. A global launch is expected in early 2018.

V&S Entertainment has revealed that preschool animation Everything’s Rosie is to be feature on the iTunes store. Six episodes are available, with prices starting at £2.49.

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