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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

Heinz Cookbook Means It’s Time to ‘Ketchup’ On Your Reading

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter Penguin Random House imprint Ebury and Kraft Heinz will be publishing the first-ever licensed Heinz cookbooks. The licensing partnership will launch with The Heinz Cookbook in May 2022, followed by… . . . read more

Literary Licensing: Sesame Workshop Expands Into Book-Based Productions

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter Sesame Workshop will be expanding its animation slate with book-based licensed properties, starting with E.B. White’s classic novel Charlotte’s Web. The upcoming projects are part of a major and ongoing change… . . . read more


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