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emoji® – The Iconic Brand Appoints Tycoon as New Agent in Mexico

emoji® – The Iconic Brand Appoints Tycoon as New Agent in Mexico

The emoji company is happy to announce the recent appointment of Latin American licensing powerhouse Tycoon Enterprises as their new agent in MEXICO. Through this move, emoji company is looking to further expand its consumer products program in this region, by leveraging Tycoon’s experience and network of relationships.   “We are delighted to begin our…

Rick and Morty Soundtrack Debuts on Top of the Billboard Charts

Rick and Morty Soundtrack Debuts on Top of the Billboard Charts

Following its September 28th release the Rick and Morty soundtrack debuts on six Billboard charts week ending October 5th. The album, from Adult Swim and Sub Pop, ranked: #1 Vinyl, #2 Soundtrack, #4 Indie Album, #19 Top Internet, #22 Top Album and #27 Top Digital. The expansive Rick and Morty soundtrack available now on digital,…

According to Downsey – Edition 4 (Christmas Is Coming Around Quickly)

According to Downsey – Edition 4 (Christmas Is Coming Around Quickly)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report Christmas seems to come around more quickly these days. It may be an age thing on my part but it is also due to anxious retailers and suppliers launching their Christmas activity earlier and earlier. I guess this is…

BLE Announces License This! 2018 Winners

BLE Announces License This! 2018 Winners

The winners of this year’s License This! competition were announced this afternoon at Brand Licensing Europe following 90 minutes of pitching and presentations from the six finalists. This year’s competition attracted a record number of entries and, for the first time in its 10-year history, BLE presented two License This! awards. The winner of the…

Wide Eyes News from the Tube (October 2018 Edition)

Wide Eyes News from the Tube (October 2018 Edition)

This article is written by a leading industry expert and is focused on providing a quick snapshot of the best opportunities in the television & animation market. The impact from the proliferation of new TV channels, new SVOD services, digital video channels such as YouTube and Amazon Prime, and internet influencers is really becoming evident…

Doctor Who Limited Edition Barbie® Makes Its World Premiere

Doctor Who Limited Edition Barbie® Makes Its World Premiere

BBC Studios and Mattel have partnered to release the first ever Doctor Who Limited Edition Barbie® doll. It has been created in celebration of the new series of Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker, which premiered on ABC and ABC iView yesterday. Pre-sale in Australia starts today, Tuesday 9 October, available via zingpopculture.com.au and ebgames.com.au and…

Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS Takes Top Honors at the 6<sup>th</sup> Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards

Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS Takes Top Honors at the 6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards

Fan favourite Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS, the Japanese anime film, was a big winner at the 6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards in the anime/movie category. The BTVA (Behind The Voice Actors) is an extensive website dedicated to the Voice Acting Industry and presents, annually, its awards to the best voice actors and…

May Gibbs’ Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Centenary Celebrations Continue in 2018

May Gibbs’ Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Centenary Celebrations Continue in 2018

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of May Gibbs’ much-loved classic, Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, the brand has partnered with Ecology™ on a range of uniquely Australian lifestyle products. The nostalgic range now stocked in Myer, Kitchen Warehouse and available through independent retailers features the much-loved gumnut babies coupled with the distinctive quality and style…

Headstart International Signs Production Partnership with Turner for Best Furry Friends Animated Series

Headstart International Signs Production Partnership with Turner for Best Furry Friends Animated Series

Headstart International has announced a production partnership with Turner. Together they will produce an animated series based on the global Headstart brand, Best Furry Friends, with content set to release in March 2019 on Turner’s Boomerang TV channel in Australia. The series will feature the six core Best Furry Friends characters, the Besties, and their…