Including eOne beginning Chinese New Year celebrations with special Peppa Pig content.
The Source rounds up more news from the licensing industry across the globe from the week.
eOne has unveiled plans to reach a global audience with its Chinese New Year ‘Year of the Pig’ celebrations, with two new episodes of Peppa Pig which will be broadcast to viewers across multiple markets. The specials centre on Peppa and her friends and family celebrating Chinese New Year and will begin airing on Tuesday February 5 in the UK. Select markets will air the specials in Mandarin. Nickelodeon’s global network – including the US – will be joined by free to air broadcasters in multiple markets to air the themed specials including Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Canada, South Africa, Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Johanne Broadfield has assumed a wider remit within Turner International’s licensing and merchandising business, becoming vp of Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA and International Strategy. In her expanded role, Johanne will continue to oversee Turner’s licensing activities across Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as being responsible for Turner’s international licensing strategy. She takes on joint responsibility for the P&L of Cartoon Network licensing activities across Latin America – along with Pablo Zuccarino, svp and gm, Kids Latin America – and will also work closely with Vikram Sharma, vp of Cartoon Network Enterprises Asia Pacific in a strategic capacity.
Hasbro has confirmed that Warwick Brenner has taken on the role of vp EMEA consumer products. Warwick was most recently vp consumer products and retail EMEA & ANZ at WWE, while he has also previously held roles at DreamWorks Animation, The Licensing Company and The Walt Disney Company.
Boat Rocker Studios has appointed Kate Schlomann as evp of brand management and content marketing. Kate – who will be based in the New York office – joins from Mattel where she was most recently vp and gm for Thomas & Friends.
January 28 marked the official opening of celebrations for the 15th anniversary of Rainbow’s Winx Club brand. Rainbow will be undertaking a series of special initiatives for fans throughout 2019 with events including an exhibition – 15 Years of Magix – running in Milan before touring Europe.
Independent publisher Cottage Door Press has been tapped by Edutainment Licensing and The ThinkTank Emporium to develop a range of board, story and activity books for Panda Panda.
Anime and manga destination Crunchyroll has appointed John Leonhardt as its head of consumer products.
William Mark Corporation, in conjunction with Surge Licensing, has teamed with Studio71 to manage Fiesty Films, the YouTube series for the Fiesty Pets brand.
LicenseWorks has teamed up with IRONMAN to extend the IRONMAN, Iron Girl and IRONKIDS brands in India.