Tag: U.K.

ITV Studios Ramps Us Thunderbird’s 50th Anniversary

Animation, Headlines
ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s (ITVS GE) classic Gerry Anderson brand portfolio is gathering momentum as the licensor today unveils the latest additions to its expanding licensing programme. It has been 50 years since Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s iconic TV series Thunderbirds first aired and to celebrate this significant milestone, ITVS GE is working closely with its  partners to expand the wider and extensive Gerry Anderson portfolio. (more…)


Animation, Headlines
CREATOR SYLVIA ANDERSON TO FEATURE IN SPECIAL THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO EPISODE AND LADY PENELOPE, PARKER AND BRAINS PICTURES ARE REVEALED ITV today released an exclusive look at classic characters from the much anticipated new children’s and family series, Thunderbirds Are Go. The pictures feature engineer Brains; smooth operator, Lady Penelope and her trusty bodyguard and driver, Parker in front of the pink, six-wheeled car FAB1. (more…)

Rocket Licensing Appointed for Smurfs UK & Eire

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
Smurfs licensing program will reflect strength of classic brand and massive potential of Sony’s 2016 film. Rocket Licensing has been appointed as the exclusive UK and Eire agent for the Smurfs - one of the best-loved and best-known children’s brands of the last 50 years -- by brand owner International Merchandising, Promotion & Services (IMPS) s.a. of Belgium. (more…)

Disney Asia Picks Up New Season of ‘Camp Lakebottom’

Channels, Headlines, Licensing
 9 Story Media Group announced that it has licensed an additional 26 x 22’ episodes of the animated comedy series Camp Lakebottom to Disney Channels Asia, which includes Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The second season was also picked up by several other Disney territories including the U.S., the U.K., CEEMA, India, Japan and Latin America. Camp Lakebottom premiered on both TELETOON Canada and Disney XD (U.S.) in July 2013. (more…)

DHX Grows ‘Teletubbies’ U.K. Licensees

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
DHX Brands has appointed more U.K. licensees as it ramps up licensing activity for its new version of the TV series "Teletubbies." Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, the U.K. licensing agent for the property, brokered the deals. New licensees include Worlds Apart (furniture and accessories), Aykroyds (nightwear and underwear), Character World (bedding), Amscan (partyware), Bon Bon Buddies (confectionery), Posh Paws (bags) GB Eye (posters) and Zak UK (melamine tableware). (more…)

Character World Bought Out at £36 million

Studio, Top Stories
Character World has announced a secondary management buyout that will allow the licensee to expand internationally. Valuing the business at £36 million, a £16 million investment from Manchester-based Palatine Private Equity plus debt facilities of £22 million from RBS will allow Character World to consolidate its position in the U.K. and continue to expand abroad. (more…)

Matt Hatter Chronicles gets a new publisher

Global publisher Parragon Books has partnered with Platinum Films to publish a range of activity formats for the TV series "Matt Hatter Chronicles" in Australia, the U.K. and South Africa. Parragon will create a range of Matt Hatter activity titles that will include sticker and activity books, coloring books and picture storybooks featuring 3D technology. (more…)

CN Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

Animation, Channels, Headlines
Cartoon Network has launched a new anti-bullying campaign to raise awareness and empower kids to take action against bullying. The CN Buddy Network kicks off in the U.K. for National Anti-Bullying Week today and leverages Cartoon Network’s animation and storytelling to address bullying in a way that motivates kids to talk about their experiences, be a good friend and offer support to others. (more…)