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COMICS & FILM

Genius Brands Signs Long-Term Deal with Marvel Studios to License the Likeness of Stan Lee

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter Stan Lee Universe has signed a 20-year deal to license the name and likeness of Stan Lee to Marvel Studios and Disney for global use in media and experiences. Stan… . . . read more

Licensing Agencies: Miffy Finds New Representation With Rocket in UK

The popular children’s character Miffy has hired Rocket Licensing, after its former agency in the UK shut down. Mercis, which holds the rights to the Miffy books and characters, says that after DRI Licensing’s decision… . . . read more

Interview: Shannon Spisak On How Dr. Seuss Maintains Its Powerful Brand

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Dr. Seuss is one of those properties that everyone knows instantly. We all read the ridiculously funny rhymes of Cat in the Hat or Green Eggs and Ham,… . . . read more

Comics Licensing: Surge Licensing To Develop Licensing Strategy For Webtoon

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter The digital comics platform WEBTOON has appointed Surge Licensing as the exclusive North American licensing agent for the platform. Founded in 1986, Surge Licensing is known for creating multi-platformed entertainment… . . . read more

Licensing Law Shocker: Hawley Targets Disney With Bill To Limit Copyright Protection

If Passed, Law Would Impact All Licensors, Limiting Copyrights to 56 Years By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Senator Josh Hawley is introducing legislation targeting Disney that would have a devastating impact on the… . . . read more

Literary Licensing: EA Games Developing Lord of the Rings For Mobile

Electronic Arts has partnered with Middle-earth Enterprises on the development of a new free-to-play mobile game. Middle-earth Enterprises, a division of The Saul Zaentz Company, owns exclusive worldwide rights to motion picture, merchandising, stage and… . . . read more

TOMY Named Master Toy Partner For Little SPOT Book Series

The pre-school toy leader TOMY has been named as the Master Toy Partner for the chart-topping A Little SPOT book series. The deal was secured by Surge Licensing, an entertainment IP development company th­­­­­at grows brands… . . . read more

Who’s News: Insight Editions Chooses Licensing Veteran as Editorial Director

Insight Editions has promoted Vicki Jaeger to Vice President, Editorial Director, at Insight Editions and Insight Kids. “In her 16-month tenure at Insight Editions, Vicki has tackled a variety of challenges while growing our editorial… . . . read more

Experiential Licensing: Batman Interactive Experience Launching at Spyscape

A new interactive experience from DC and SPYSCAPE will allow Batman fans to unleash their inner superhero sidekick. SPYSCAPE is part of Cipher Corp Ltd, a multi-disciplinary imagineering company creating innovative brands, culture and technology. SPYSCAPE’s… . . . read more

RETAIL

Ninja Life Hacks Launches Emotional Learning Products at Walmart for Mental Health Month

Ninja Life Hacks has announced the launch of licensed learning products at Walmart featuring their superhero characters such as Positive Ninja and Angry Ninja. Walmart will promote the products as its focus May, National Mental… . . . read more


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