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Distribution Channels

Discounters, Specialty Channels Drive Licensed Entertainment/Character Sales in 2019

Brick-and-mortar channels fielded 81.2% of all licensed entertainment- and character-based sales in 2019, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Physical retail’s share of U.S. and Canadian sales has decreased…


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Entertainment/Character

Licensed Entertainment/Character Sales Jump 3.7% to $13.5 Billion in U.S. & Canada

Retail sales of licensed entertainment- and character-based merchandise were up 3.7% in 2019 within the U.S. and Canada, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Retail

Licensed Ecommerce Sales Jump 3.5%, Outpacing B&M Channel Growth in 2019

Licensed retail sales in the U.S. and Canada were up 3.2% in 2019, with ecommerce sales outpacing the industry average at 3.5% growth and sales through brick and mortar channels up 3.0% per TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey


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Entertainment/Character

32 Entertainment/Character Properties Make the Cut for $100MM List for 2018

Just 32 entertainment/character properties cleared over $100 million in licensed retail sales in the U.S. and Canada in 2018, compared to 37 in 2017 and 46 in 2016.…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise Based on $100MM+ Entertainment/Character Properties

This chart was published Nov. 2019 in conjunction with an in-depth analysis of entertainment/character properties with at least $100 million in sales in the U.S./Canada for 2018…


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EXPERIENTIAL

M&A & Partnerships

This week in mergers, aquisitions, and partnerships:

Crunchyroll is now the majority investor in VIZ Media Europe Group, consolidating its hold over the European anime market, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises launches a new 5-year touring show with Kilburn…


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Entertainment/Character

WB, Sony & Fox Leading Producers of 131 Upcoming Films with Licensing Potential

TLL has updated our regular feature of upcoming films with licensing potential. This time around, we have our eye on 131 releases, which we break down by source, type, studio, and diversity…


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Entertainment/Character

Planned Feature Films with Licensing Potential

TLL’s ongoing feature highlights 132 upcoming movie properties with potential for licensing. Last updated May 13, 2019…


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Experiential

Experiential Roundup: Garfield, Scooby-Doo, YooHoo & More

Notable initiatives around the world from Mattel/IndyCar, Warner Bros./Monlove, Nickelodeon/Red Cross, Sesame Workshop/Suburbia, Fanatics/NFL, and more…


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Toys/Games

Show Me the Money: Toycos Report Depressed Sales FY2018

With a few exceptions, every major publicly-traded toyco reported a drop in sales of licensed toys/games. TLL breaks down how the year went for Mattel, Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, Lego, and Funko…


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