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Disney, Universal taps toy licensees for its upcoming movies

Disney, Universal taps toy licensees for its upcoming movies

Licensing
As Disney’s Cars and Universal’s Despicable Me head towards their release dates on June 16 and June 30 respectively, the two aren’t just looking at ticket sales. They hace prepared their licensing programmes both hinged on keeping the flame alive for young fans. For Disney’s Cars 3, that involves a licensing push across every category from toys to soup. “Some of our toy licensees include Mattel, Sphero, Thinkway, Funko and Lego,” reveals Josh Silverman, EVP of global licensing at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.” In addition, we’re looking to reach new audiences through collaborations on the apparel and accessories side, with brands including Members Only, Illest, New Balance and New Era, just to name a few,” he adds. On the consumables side, licensees include Campbell
Marvel and Funko debut new animated short Spellbound

Marvel and Funko debut new animated short Spellbound

Animation
Marvel and Funko as a part of collaboration have developed a series of animated shorts to help bring Marvel’s most popular superheroes and villains to life. The first video to launch in the series is Spellbound, and the rest two would be follow in the coming weeks. Spellbound, sees Spider-Man and Iron Man fighting Thor’s brother Loki, though the trickster’s mind-controlling scepter proves to make the battle more difficult. “Telling Marvel stories in the Funko Pop! aesthetic is a special kind of magic unlike anything we’ve ever done. These shorts are both hilarious and action-packed – and irresistibly adorable too,” said Cort Lane, SVP of animation and family entertainment at Marvel. “Really, I think all audiences will love them.” The next two animated shorts are set to roll out late