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News extra: More licensing news from this week

Including Coolabi teaming with Getting Personal on Clangers and Purple Ronnie lines.

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

Coolabi has teamed up with Getting Personal to produce a Clangers and Purple Ronnie personalised gift range. Part of The Card Factory Group, Getting Personal will launch a number of lines for adults from tote bags and cushions to mugs, t-shirts and messenger bags, Happy Birthday chocolate bars and framed prints. Additional Purple Ronnie branded products will include pint and wine glasses, You’re Married notebooks, teddy bears and aprons.

The hit Trolls brand will be back on the small screen this Christmas with a half hour musical animated special. DreamWorks Trolls Holiday will make its UK free to air TV premiere on Sunday December 10 on Channel 5, starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake as Poppy and Branch respectively.

Poetic Brands is to launch apparel for The Walking Dead including adult nightwear and underwear for men and women featuring a range of images from the series. The deal was brokered by Striker Entertainment on behalf of licensor AMC.

Wilton Bradley has secured a deal with FremantleMedia for a range of karaoke microphones, machines, headphones and speakers for The X Factor brand. The three-year deal will kick off with the company showcasing the range at the Hong Kong, London and Nuremberg toy fairs in January and February 2018.

Clementoni is to create a range of ALVINNN!!! And the Chipmunks puzzles for the Italian market, following a deal with Maurizio Distefano Licensing.

Nurture Rights has launched a new dedicated website for The World of Dinosaur Roar. The new site aims to support the growing licensing, promotional and publishing activity behind the brand, which is produced in association with the Natural History Museum.

DHX Media has licensed more than 450 half hours of children’s content to Tencent in China. The multi-year deal includes series such as Teletubbies, Inspector Gadget, Twirlywoos, Super Why, Animal Mechanicals and – on an exclusive basis – classic Strawberry Shortcake.

SYBO Games has launched its new advent calendar, entitled Subway Surfers: The Winter Mystery. The countdown to Christmas gives fans a first look at new animation from the upcoming TV series – which is due to launch in summer 2018 – each day.

9 Story Media Group has secured a number of deals across Asia Pacific for its kids and family content. Series sold include the likes of Peg + Cat, Wild Kratts, 3 Amigonauts and Camp Lakebottom, with broadcasters including BBC Worldwide/CBeebies, PTS Taiwan, ABC ME Australia, Discovery Asia, Disney India and Voot India.

Game app slither.io has introduced a number of new licensees. These include Party City and Amascan, Accessory Innovations, Aquarius and Franco Manufacturing. A new app update allowing fans to ‘build a slither’ has also been launched.

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