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An Explosion of Licensing Deals for Crunchyroll

Anime is more popular than ever around the globe, and the fortunes of Anime streamer Crunchyroll have also soared in terms of new licensing deals. Crunchyroll is a global anime brand with more than 5… . . . read more

Endemol Shine Names New VP of Licensing for North America

Endemol Shine North America says it has promoted Scott Shillet to the position of Vice President of Licensing for North America, after a successful run as Executive Director of Licensing. Endemol Shine North America, as… . . . read more

Sony’s Funimation Acquires Crunchyroll from AT&T  

Sony Pictures Entertainment took a major step to become  the leader in the world of anime, completing its planned acquisition of Crunchyroll. Sony acquired Crunchyroll from AT&T through its Funimation Global Group, which is already… . . . read more

AC/DC Launches Beer, Sex Pistols In Licensing Battle

There’s Anarchy in the UK, as The Sex Pistols’ guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook are suing former band frontman John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) over the use of their songs in the upcoming… . . . read more

Talking Tom Breaks Out With New Series, Licensing Program

The hugely popular Talking Tom franchise is getting a major update this year, as brand owner Outfit7 launches a new CP licensing program, a 3D animated series, and a new Talking Tom interactive app. It’s… . . . read more

Genius Brands Appoints Kerry Phelan To Key Role

Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, has announced the appointment of Kerry Phelan, a 30-year consumer branding executive, to the newly created position… . . . read more

Iscream Launches Licensed Care Bear Collection

The lifestyle brand Iscream is launching a new line of Care Bears products and accessories, under an agreement signed with licensor Cloudco Entertainment. Iscream says it will be launching a full-scale Care Bears line of… . . . read more

Cyber Group Producing First Final Fantasy Show For Kids

The venerable video game franchise Final Fantasy has been tapped for film and series content before, but for the first time, Cyber Group Studios of Paris is developing a version for children, aged from eight… . . . read more

Netflix Opening Online Store to Sell Licensed Merch From Hit Shows

Netflix is Becoming Amazon, Amazon is Becoming Netflix By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Amazon has become the single greatest competitor for Netflix in terms of members, but now Netflix is getting a bit… . . . read more

Italian Football Star Joins 44 Cats For Charity Initiative

It’s hard to say which Italians love more—cats or football—but you certainly can’t go wrong combining the two, as the charity Italia Gattastica has done in a licensing deal between Italian National Team champion Marco… . . . read more