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Licensing Bonanza: Marvel Unveils Entire Slate of MCU Films and Series

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Marvel Studios just blew the roof off the San Diego Convention Centre, where the future of the MCU Universe was unveiled to screaming fans. But it’s not just… . . . read more

Comics Licensing: Marvel Celebrates as Spiderman Hits the Big Six-Oh

Now that he’s hit 60, the web head not only qualifies for senior’s discounts, but is also getting a global licensing campaign. Marvel has announced its Spider-Man Beyond Amazing global marketing and consumer products campaign… . . . read more

Yu-Gi-Oh Creator Kazuki Takahashi Dies in Swimming Accident

Japanese artist Kazuki Takahashi, who spawned a global franchise with the comic Yu-Gi-Oh, has died in what appears to be a swimming accident. Takahashi, whose real first name was Kazuo, was discovered floating in the… . . . read more

Peanuts Appoints Wildbrain For CP Licensing in Asia-Pacific

WildBrain CPLG is celebrating their appointment as the agency for Peanuts Worldwide in Asia, as the brand hits $2.5 billion in CP sales. “As an owner of the brand and the producer of all-new Peanuts… . . . read more

Manga Licensing: Ukonic Secures Deal For Naruto Product Line

The anime and manga publisher VIZ Media has teamed up with Ukonic to bring “Naruto Shippuden” products into the homes of fans. The partnership, which extends through 2025, covers everything to personalize your home or… . . . read more

British Comic Beano Celebrates 85 Years With New Campaign

The world’s longest running weekly comic, Beano, will celebrate its 85th anniversary next year with a national licensing campaign by Rocket. Beano first hit print in 1938, before the Second World War, and became one… . . . read more

GLOBAL PROGRAM

Popeye Sails Into New Territories

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter King Features Syndicate has announced expansion into new territories for its iconic comic characters, Popeye and Olive Oyl. Building upon its already successful global licensing program, King Features has signed… . . . read more

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


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