SMC Entertainment Group, Inc. Signs New Licensees For The Jungle Book

SMC Entertainment Group, Inc., an entertainment and brand management company and sister company to global consumer products manufacturer Sun-Mate Corporation, has finalized licensing agreements in the U.S. for the new high-definition television series, The Jungle Book, scheduled to debut on June 11 on Disney XD.

SMC has signed a slate of new U.S. licensees, including Phase 4 Films as the property’s home entertainment and Digital distribution partner; Isaac Morris as its master apparel partner; Komar for children’s sleepwear; Insights Editions for Young Readers Book series; Seasons USA for Halloween costumes; Nanco-Nancy Sales, Inc., for amusement plush and novelties; Pacific Play Tents for children’s play tents; Barnes & Noble for e-books; United States Playing Card Company for customized playing cards; and My Idol Pops for figural lollypops.

SMC acquired all North American Home Entertainment, Licensing and Merchandising rights, and Promotional rights for The Jungle Book CGI-animated television series, plus the one-hour tele-film from DQEI, the producers and rights holders of the series. SMC has also acquired The Jungle Book toy rights for Benelux, Australia, and New Zealand, along with licensing and merchandising rights for South Africa. SMC will be representing The Jungle Book at Licensing Show, at booth 3268, and is seeking partnerships to develop a comprehensive consumer products’ campaign across categories including toy, ELA’s, publishing, games and puzzles, gaming/interactive, apparel, footwear, accessories, back to school, party goods, food and beverage, arts and crafts, home furnishings, and more.

This post was originally written by Sierra McCleary-Harris and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.

Victorious Products to Launch at Walmart for Back-to-School

Nickelodeon is gearing up for the initial launch of its Victorious products, based on the network’s live-action comedy series. The Victorious product line will be available exclusively at most Walmart stores in the U.S. and Canada during a special back-to-school window from this July to September.

The product line will include more than 250 Victorious-themed products, including apparel, accessories, entertainment, and school supplies. Walmart will also carry the Victorious: Season One, Volume One DVD, beginning July 5, as well as the Victorious CD soundtrack and a special Nickelodeon CD featuring stars from the network’s popular shows. Both CDs will be released on August 2

LIMA Announces Conference Program for Licensing Expo

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has announced a lineup of more than 30 seminars for Licensing International Expo 2010, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, June 8 – 10. For more information, click here.