Including Amscan welcoming back Allison Moore to the role of licensing manager EMEA.
The Source rounds up more news from the licensing industry across the globe from the week.
Leading party, balloon and dress-up licensee Amscan has welcomed back Allison Moore in the role of licensing manager EMEA. Allison previously worked at the company from 2001-2010, managing the product lifecycle for party and balloon ranges across both everyday and seasonal categories. In her new role, she will support Mel Beer (licensing director EMEA) to develop and manage the licensed portfolio for partyware, balloons and costumes. Allison will also work closely with licensing assistant, Tricia Smith.
Premium Polish fashion brand Bizuu has partnered with The Powerpuff Girls for a new sportswear range. This is the third collaboration between Bizuu and the brand and includes tops, sweatshirts, jackets, leggings and swimwear, suitable for a variety of activities, from yoga, running and swimming to team sports.
The Pokémon Company International is celebrating after winning the Bologna licensing award for Licensing Project Kids (boys 6-10) for the Geox Pokémon collection.
Aardman and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation have announced the grand opening of a new Shaun the Sheep area at the English Garden Rosa & Berry, an English garden-themed attraction in Tawada, Japan. The attraction showcases life-sized versions of the sets from the world of Shaun the Sheep, alongside a number of statues of popular characters. There is also a café and a gift shop including bespoke merchandise.
Cartoon Network Enterprises has partnered with Indian designer Nandita Mahtani to launch a clothing collection celebrating its toons from the 1990s. The range has been inspired by The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, Courage the Cowardly Dog and Samurai Jack.
Fanattik has inked a gifts and collectables licence with Bethesda Softworks, publisher of video games franchises including The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Dishonored.
A number of Sesame Workshop characters have taken over Suburbia retail stores in Mexico to celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary. The campaign consists of exhibition and point of sale in 126 Suburbia stores, with different products for babies, children and adults. In addition, there is also a special exhibition of Sésamo designed furniture and its 50th anniversary.
Animoca Brands has appointed Michael Ephraim as head of partnerships for Australia and New Zealand. Michael has extensive experience in the video games industry, having previously served as md of Sony Computer Entertainment ANZ and vp SCE Europe for 22 years.
Mondo TV Iberoamerica has confirmed a major deal with Amazon for the Latin America region. The deal means a vast collection from the Mondo TV library – including The Treasure Island, The Drakers and The Jungle Book – will be distributed on the Amazon Prime Video Direct platform in the region.
Punchbowl has confirmed the availability of new online invitations featuring Despicable Me, Jurassic World and DreamWorks’ Trolls among others. More than 20 new invitation designs have been created for the launch. Each has the look and feel of paper and can be delivered instantly by text message or email.
UK production company Happy Films has revealed the first international format sale of its show, Bookaboo, to Russian children’s content production company, StoryTime.
CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan – the Cosmopolitan-branded home collection which launched last autumn – has added two new product categories. In addition to its current line of furniture and rugs, the brand now has a collection of home décor items (with UMA Home Décor) and removable wallpaper (with Tempaper).