Jakks Pacific, CNE Enter Multi-Year Licensing Agreement

Jakks Pacific LogoJakks Pacific has secured a multi-category licensing agreement with Cartoon Network Enterprises for The Powerpuff Girls. Disguise Inc., the Halloween costume division of Jakks Pacific, will produce Halloween costumes and accessories based on the animated series. The agreement also gives Jakks Pacific the rights to manufacture and distribute everyday dress-up and accessories to all channels in North America.

The Powerpuff Girls costumes from Disguise and the dress-up items and accessories from Jakks Pacific are scheduled to be available at retailers nationwide next year.

LeapFrog, Cartoon Network Partner To Bring Animated Shows To Learning Platforms

LeapFrog Enterprises and Cartoon Network Enterprises have partnered to bring two of Cartoon Network’s shows to LeapFrog’s educational entertainment platforms. The Amazing World of Gumball television series is now available for purchase in the Just For Fun section of the LeapFrog App Center for LeapPad1 and LeapPad2. It is also available on Leapster GS and Leapster Explorer video games systems. Episodes of the Powerpuff Girls series will be available next year for purchase through the LeapFrog App Center.

D3Publisher Announces New Video Games for the Holiday Season

Rise of the Guardians

D3Publisher will release Rise of the Guardians for Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, and Xbox on November 20. Players can enjoy an action-packed video game based on the upcoming DreamWorks Animation film. Players can dive into the adventurous worlds of North, Tooth, Bunnymund, Sandman, and Jack Frost; unlock power-ups; and gain weapon upgrades while fighting the evil force in Tooth’s Palace, North’s Workshop, and Bunnymund’s Warren.

Ben 10: Omniverse

In partnership with Cartoon Network Enterprises, D3Publisher will release Ben 10: Omniverse, based on the TV series. The video game will be available for Wii U, Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo DS. The game gives fans the option to play in single-player or two-player co-op mode for all of the platforms except Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3Ds. Players can dive into battle as Young Ben or Teen Ben in this E10+ game releasing this fall.

Top Hand Rodeo Tour

Also new is Top Hand Rodeo Tour, available exclusively for Kinect for Xbox 360. The game allows four players to enjoy the sport as professional cowboys competing on the rodeo circuit. This interactive experience includes bull riding competitions, tie-down roping, mounted shooting, team roping, and barrel racing. The game is rated E10+ and will be available for purchase this fall.

Spin Master’s Liv Looks for Partners at Magic Marketplace

Spin Master, Ltd.’s Liv brand is exhibiting at Magic Marketplace this week as Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the licensing and merchandising agent for the brand, helps the doll line make its first push into secondary categories. CNE will be meeting with partners and is actively seeking new licensees in the apparel and accessories categories for Liv. CNE is also seeing partners in other product categories, including footwear, sleepwear, publishing, and interactive. Liv was launched at retail last fall.