Including Gen Art designing a special fashion capsule collection for the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park.
The Source rounds up more news from the licensing industry across the globe from the week.
Universal Brand Development is collaborating with Gen Art to design a capsule collection inspired by the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park. The line will debut on March 28 on Macys.com and exclusively at the Macy’s Herald Square location on April 28 as part of a special consumer shopping event. The collection includes relaxed womenswear, menswear and unisex silhouette separates in jungle green, red, salmon, khaki and mustard hues, drawn from Jurassic Park. Items include silk dinosaur-print dresses and jumpsuits, leather biker jackets, harem pants, hoodies, jungle print and floral shirts, outwear, pants and a limited edition JP25 collegiate jacket.
CHF Entertainment’s preschool animation Daisy & Ollie has signed broadcast deals with YLE in Finland and CLS Media in Russia, while new episodes are also due to air exclusively on Cartoonito in the UK from March 26.
Mr Men Little Miss has secured a new partnership with Thompson & Morgan for a new range of seeds and other gardening products for children. The range officially launches at Hampton Court Flower Show this year, with a limited edition selection being sold at the Mr Men themed garden, which is part of Children with Cancer UK’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
eOne has appointed Alpha Group as master toy partner for Peppa Pig in China. The company will launch its toy range of play-sets, figurines and role-play lines in Q4. It will offer multiple price points across the range to give consumers more choice and value for money.
Rocket Licensing has been appointed to manage the UK licensing campaign for Japanese anime brand, Bananya. The property is based on a successful TV and online series of short animated films about cute kitties who live in bananas.
Bloomsbury has secured a publishing partnership with Technicolor to create a series of books based on The Deep. Brokered by CPLG, the deal to see the launch of young fiction, official handbooks and activity-based books.
UFC Gym has signed an exclusive ten-year partnership with TD Lifestyle to open more than 100 locations throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. The collaboration marks the largest development partnership in UFC Gym history.
Simon’s Cat is celebrating its tenth anniversary, marking a decade since Simon Tofield uploaded the first animation – Cat Man Do – to YouTube. Endemol Shine acquired a controlling share in the company in 2015. The brand now has over 17 million fans, with its YouTube channel standing at almost one billion views from audiences in over 100 countries. The original video has been watched over 60 million times.
All American Licensing is expanding the paw print of the Dog for Dog brand, signing up two new licensees. The G-Mason Group is on board for a line of pet products – ranging from crate mats and toys through to training pads – while Tzumi Pets has signed for dog food and treats. Dog for Dog donates a portion of its sales to local shelters nationwide in the US.
King Features – represented in the Nordics by Bulls Licensing – has teamed with Finnish fashion brand Billebeino for a new collection inspired by comic hero, The Phantom.
Home furnishings brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams has teamed with CBS Consumer Products to create a collection for season two of The Good Fight – which is CBS’ new edition of The Good Wife.
For the second year in a row, Kidz Bop Kids will be bringing their national concert tour to LEGOLand Florida Resort. The event will take place from November 10-12.