American Greetings, in partnership with 3-D printing experts FATHOM and the nonprofit e-NABLE, have donated a prosthetic arm to four-year-old Isabella Ibarra. The soon-to-be kindergartner was born with a shortened forearm and an underdeveloped hand. When American Greetings found out about the project and Isabella’s love for Care Bears, the company delivered artwork for the hand and donated a basket of Care Bears toys. Now, Ibarra looks forward to showing off her hot pink, 3-D bionic hand in kindergarten next year.
September 9 is the inaugural National Care Bears #ShareYourCare Day, and to commemorate it, the Care Bears will be on location in the Bronx, N.Y., and teaming up with a local philanthropist to donate plush toys to children in need. Care Bears has also aligned with roughly 300 bloggers, known as the Care Bears #ShareYourCare Ambassadors, who will keep the conversation going to their audiences.
American Greetings Properties (AGP), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation, has entered into a global collaboration with Build-A-Bear Workshop that will feature the Care Bears brand at Build-A-Bear Workshops. This limited-time worldwide promotion will begin next year.
When it comes to creating great toys, games, or just about anything, it all boils down to the idea. Great things are often borne of flashes of inspiration, and more than ever, we’re seeing toy companies try to tap into the mental spark of their customers.
American Greetings Properties (AGP), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation, is revamping its licensing, entertainment, digital, and distribution teams, starting with the hire of former longtime Zodiak Kids executive Karen Vermeulen. Vermeulen joins AGP as its new head of global sales and co-productions, and will initially be based out of London.
Jakks Pacific Inc. announced that its Halloween costume division, Disguise, has renewed and expanded agreements for multiple top entertainment properties to produce Halloween costumes and accessories launching at retailers nationwide this Halloween season.
Disguise has renewed its licensing contract with American Greetings Properties to create costumes and accessories for the Care Bears property and has expanded their agreement to now include Strawberry Shortcake.
Disguise has also renewed its agreements with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Consumer Products to produce costumes and accessories for The Simpsons, Family Guy, and the Austin Powers franchise, which will be available at retailers nationwide for the 2014 Halloween season.
American Greetings Properties (AGP), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation, has announced a series of partnerships that will expand the reach of Care Bears at retail this fall. New agreements with FAB Starpoint, Karmin International, Sky High International, Tin Box Company of America, and Jumpin Jammerz will introduce a full range of new products including everything from puzzles and luggage to decorative tins and stickers. [Read more...]
American Greetings Properties (AGP), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation, and Exim Licensing Group, AGP’s international licensing agent for Brazil, are renewing their berry sweet partnership deal with Malwee Malhas for Strawberry Shortcake apparel, including the addition of sleepwear, in Brazil. [Read more...]