Including BBC Studios’ Hey Duggee mini me pyjama range and LIMA UK’s Winter Warmer.
The Source rounds up more news from the licensing industry across the globe from the week.
BBC Studios has revealed its newest collection of Hey Duggee wearables with a family range of pyjamas on Character.com. The ‘mini me’ range is the first family range to be produced for the brand, and includes various sizes and styles for children and their parents. It is the latest product line to come from BBC Studios’ partnership with TDP Textiles.
LIMA UK has dated its next networking event, with the Winter Warmer due to take place on Thursday, November 29 at Club at The Ivy in Covent Garden (sponsored by The Hong Kong Trade Development Council). Tickets are priced at £30 for LIMA members and £50 for non-members. Simply head here to book your ticket.
Carte Blanche Greetings and Build-A-Bear are to collaborate on a new teddy bear, bringing the Me to You brand to Build-A-Bear Workshop stores across the UK this month in the form of a Make Your Own Tatty Teddy. Special events – including costume character visits and activities – will also take place at select stores on weekends in November and December.
UK animation studio Beakus has appointed Those Licensing People to represent CBeebies’ preschool series, Olobob Top. The series focuses on nurturing children’s creative talents and follows the adventures of Tib, Lalloo and Bobble has they build new characters from the shapes that make up their Olobob world. A publishing deal is already in place with Bloomsbury, while TLP will be looking to extend the brand into plush, toy, arts and crafts and paper goods.
DHX Media and Mattel have confirmed that the new Polly Pocket animated series has been picked up by 16 broadcasters internationally including POP in the UK.
Greenlight has been appointed by Evolution USA to licence legendary jazz artist Ella Fitzgerald for ad opportunities and future marketing campaigns.
eOne and Merlin Entertainments have unveiled the first ever Peppa Pig World of Play indoor attraction in Shanghai. The attraction features ten play areas and has been designed to take children on an interactive journey through the world of Peppa, engaging with themes, sounds and characters from the show.
Rovio Entertainment has partnered with six-time NBA champions, Chicago Bulls, for the Angry Birds Eye View Cam. The new camera angle will be featured on top of both backboards at all Chicago Bulls home games at the United Center throughout the 2018/2019 NBA season.
Rainbow Designs has strengthened its core sales team with the appointment of two new members. Mark Standen has joined as sales manager, while Mandy McGough is on board as northern territory manager.
pocket.watch has appointed Centa IP as licensing agent in the UK, Eire, Australia and New Zealand to further build the Ryan’s World brand. In the UK, Vivid (toys), Cooneen (underwear and nightwear) and Ultimate Source (games/proprietary products) are already on board.
Tokyo-based Sony Creative Products – which manages the licensing in the Japanese market for Pingu on behalf of Mattel – has inked a new distribution partnership with Sony Music Entertainment Espana. SME will distribute the Pingu in the City animated series in a number of European and Latin American territories.
Sutikki has secured a deal with WildBrain for it to manage the Kuroba! YouTube channel globally (excluding China).