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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

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

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

EXCLUSIVE LICENSING

San Diego Comic Convention Appoints IMG as its First-Ever Licensing Agency

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter The San Diego Comic Convention, organizer of the annual Comic-Con event, has appointed global licensing agent, IMG as its first-ever exclusive licensing representative. With a presence in over 30 countries,… . . . read more

Warner and Cartamundi Release DC Hybrid Trading Cards With NFTs

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter Cartamundi Group and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have launched a new line of licensed DC Hybrid Trading Cards by Hro. The new program combines physical cards with collectible NFTs. Founded in… . . . read more

Smurfs Coming To Multiple Screens Through Smurftastic Licensing Deal

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter Nickelodeon and Paramount have formed a creative licensing partnership with IMPS and LAFIG Belgium to expand The Smurfs cinematic universe. That partnership is a huge boost for the franchise, and… . . . read more

Diversity in Licensing: Disney In Collaboration With EPI For Diverse Line of Dolls

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter World of EPI has announced a collaboration with Disney and Marvel to create ethnically-inclusive fashion dolls, collectible figurines, and accessories. The upcoming line of licensed consumer products will feature characters from… . . . read more

Comics Licensing: Iceberg’s Popeye-Themed Fashion Says ‘I Yam What I Yam’

The Iceberg Fall/Winter 2022 men’s collection is set to feature items inspired by the enduring comic character Popeye the Sailorman. The collection captures the lifestyle of explorers and survivalists, featuring Popeye-inspired, nautical-themed designs throughout the… . . . read more

Comics Licensing: WildBrain Bringing Peanuts To The India Market

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter WildBrain CPLG is expanding its multi‐territory representation deal with Peanuts Worldwide to include the massive Indian market. The company plans to release a local cross‐category consumer products programme that targets… . . . read more


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