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Run-DMC Co-Founder Darryl McDaniels Inks Wide Ranging Licensing Deal

The groundbreaking hip-hop star Darryl McDaniels has signed an expansive licensing deal with Nickelodeon and ViacomCBS Consumer Products, that will include apparel, a book deal, and a collaboration on a new series for kids. McDaniels… . . . read more

Who’s News: Gamarra Tagged To Adapt Literature to Film

ViacomCBS has created a new role in the company, hiring literary agent Eddie Gamarra as VP of literary affairs for Nickelodeon and Awesomeness. The idea is to improve the company’s ability to mine the world’s rich vein… . . . read more

SpongeBob’s Patrick Star Gets His Own Show

The wildly popular show Spongebob Squarepants, a bonanza for licensees since its debut in 1999, is getting a spinoff after more than 20 years on air. Nickelodeon has revealed the the long-awaited SpongeBob spinoff will… . . . read more

DEALS

The Week in Licensing Deals

LEGO How do you get to Sesame Street? Easy, just ask Lego. The European construction toy giant is bringing out a Sesame Street-themed set for the first time called Lego Ideas 123 Sesame Street. The… . . . read more

The Week in Licensing Deals

LEGO How do you get to Sesame Street? Easy, just ask Lego.  The European construction toy giant is bringing out a Sesame Street-themed set for the first time called Lego Ideas 123 Sesame Street.  The… . . . read more

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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Business

M&A & Partnerships

We wrap up the biggest developments impacting the licensing business this week, including Nickelodeon, Barnes & Noble, AriZona Beverages, Britannica Group, Fox Entertainment, Endeavor, and more…


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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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Best in Show

L.O.L. Surprise! Sweeps Toy & License of the Year Awards

The list of winners from this year’s TOTY awards is topped by none other than MGAE’s L.O.L. Surprise! Plus more from Lego, Mattel, Spin Master, and other category winners…


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Toys & Games

What’s the [Toy] Story? Same as Last Year, Just Better!

Straight from the floor of New York Toy Fair, TLL brings you the latest and greatest in toy trends. They just happen to be the same as last year’s—Only more nuanced, thoughtful, and developed…


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