Puzzles, Costumes, and More All Part of DHX Brands’ Line-up for Teletubbies

DHXMediaOriginalTeletubbiesDHX Brands has appointed numerous new UK licensing partners for the revamped Teletubbies series. Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) brokered the deals.

CPLG secured deals with Ravensburger to produce themed puzzles, MV Sports for wheeled and outdoor toys, and International Greetings for the arts and crafts category. Rainbow Productions has been enlisted to create costumes based on characters Tinky Winky, Laa Laa, Dipsy, and Po.

DHX Brands has also recently appointed Character Options as global master toy partner.

Products are expected to arrive in retail locations beginning in 2016.

AGP Launches Strawberry Shortcake Program in Italy

Linea Perugina UOVO fragolina 2013Strawberry Shortcake continues to flourish in Europe as American Greetings Properties (AGP), the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation, announces several new licensing deals for the brand in Italy. The new deals, which include novelty books, candy, and arts and crafts products, were secured by AG Properties’ international licensing agent Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG).

Edizioni Play Press will introduce magic albums, activity books, and coloring books at mass retailers this spring, while RCS Libri SPA is planning a line of novelty, picture, story, and activity books for sale at specialty stores. In addition, Multiprint has secured the Strawberry Shortcake license for an assortment of stationery and arts and crafts items under the brand Uva Fragola. These items will be available at gift, stationery, and specialty stores. [Read more...]

Mookie Toys Signs Three-Year Toy Licensing Deal for The Jungle Book

UK-based Mookie Toys, Ltd. has signed an exclusive toy licensing deal with DQ Entertainment PLC for DQE’s 3-D animated series, The Jungle Book. The deal will last for a three-year period and will cover outdoor play and balls. According to StockMarketWire.com, toy merchandise will include wheeled bicycles, tri-scooters, tricycles, balance bikes, sit ’n rides, play balls, outdoor activity centers, slides, and more.

Mookie acquired the licensing rights for the UK, Republic of Ireland, and the Channel Islands through DQE’s licensing agent, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG).

Chorion Names New Partners for The World of Beatrix Potter

Chorion, through its Copyrights subsidiary, is expanding its licensees, retail programs, and product lines for The World of Beatrix Potter across the U.S., UK, Australia, and Asia. The property now has a roster of more than 350 licensees and retail programs around the world.

Pottery Barn Kids in the U.S. will expand its Peter Rabbit range in 2011. Australia will see a cross-category launch in Toys “R” Us stores, featuring Peter Rabbit infant apparel, bedding, toys, feeding, and hard goods such as strollers and high chairs beginning in August.

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