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Aston Martin Recreates Iconic James Bond ‘Goldfinger’ DB5

Aston Martin Recreates Iconic James Bond ‘Goldfinger’ DB5

The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a unique collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios. Following the successful DB4 G.T. continuation project, a series of 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions (this car is not road legal), will be created…

Australian Licensing Industry Founder John Walsh Passes Away

Australian Licensing Industry Founder John Walsh Passes Away

John Walsh who died last Saturday at the age of 79 was one of the founders of the Australian Licensing industry. Born in Adelaide John’s family moved to Melbourne when he was very young and he later joined his parents running their drapery business. He joined leading supermarket chain GJ Coles when 20 and worked…

ZAG Signs Deals for Miraculous with Ipanema and Winning Moves

ZAG Signs Deals for Miraculous with Ipanema and Winning Moves

Award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG continues to build its aspirational brand ZAG HEROEZ™ Miraculous™ – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir—winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Choice Animated Series—and today announced new global licensing partner, Ipanema Sandals, as well as Winning Moves for EMEA. The new partners join a “Miraculous” licensing and…

Families that play more are happier, but even children say they are too busy for fun and games

Families that play more are happier, but even children say they are too busy for fun and games

Playing together makes families happier, closer and less stressed – but over a third (38%) admit they struggle to prioritise playtime due to hectic daily schedules of both parents and their children, according to a new report released by the LEGO Group today. The LEGO® ‘Play Well Report’ surveyed nearly 13,000 parents and children in…

And the Gold Bunny Goes to… the ANZ WBCP Award Winners!

And the Gold Bunny Goes to… the ANZ WBCP Award Winners!

On July 25th, the ANZ Warner Bros. Consumer Products team held their annual Brand Summit for licensee partners showcasing exciting content and retail opportunities for 2019 and beyond. As part of the event, prestigious Gold Bunny awards were presented to top licensees for outstanding brand executions across WBCP’s 3 key franchises, and the winners were……

The Bugg Report Catches Up with Anna Knight, Brand Director at UBM for Brand Licensing Europe

The Bugg Report Catches Up with Anna Knight, Brand Director at UBM for Brand Licensing Europe

Thanks for speaking to us Anna. Can you give us a snapshot of some of the newest and most interesting additions for Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) this year? There are a lot of new and exciting things happening at BLE this year. First and foremost, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary, which is an amazing…

Judges Announced for Brand Licensing Europe 2018 License This!

Judges Announced for Brand Licensing Europe 2018 License This!

With less than one month until entries close for Brand Licensing Europe’s 2018 License This! competition, organiser UBM has announced this year’s judging line up. Following the introduction of two awards to mark the competition’s 10th anniversary, two panels of judges will be responsible for whittling down the shortlist on 21st September and choosing the…

WBCP and The Grammy Museum Present the Get Animated Invasion Pop-Up Exhibit

WBCP and The Grammy Museum Present the Get Animated Invasion Pop-Up Exhibit

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and the GRAMMY Museum have teamed up to present The Get Animated Invasion, an interactive exhibit that allows guests to enjoy reimagined musical moments from the Studio’s most beloved animated entertainment. The exhibit starts with Looney Tunes’ unique blend of comedy with a modern twist on classical music, featuring three unforgettable…

Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3

Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3

Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation Crosses $300M at the Global Box Office Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation is fast becoming one of the monster hits of the year, generating over $342.2 million USD at the global box office to-date, including an impressive $13.3 million USD ($18.1 million…