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Shaun the Sheep to Call Australia Home at Paradise Country

Shaun the Sheep to Call Australia Home at Paradise Country

Shaun the Sheep and flock will soon make their Australian home at Paradise Country on the Gold Coast, in a major new themed entertainment partnership between Aardman Animations and Village Roadshow Theme Parks, secured by Merchantwise Licensing. Paradise Country offers an authentic Australiana farm experience, giving domestic and international visitors the chance to experience farm…

Merchantwise Licensing to Represent Archie Comics in Australia and New Zealand

Merchantwise Licensing to Represent Archie Comics in Australia and New Zealand

Archie Comics has appointed Merchantwise Licensing to manage the Archie Comics brand licensing and merchandise in both Australia and New Zealand. Since it was first published in 1942, Archie Comics has become one of the most successful brands in comic history. Today, Archie Comics continues its reign with sales well into the billions. The company…

JoJo Siwa is ‘coming back like a boomerang’ and going all out Aussie this September on Nickelodeon

JoJo Siwa is ‘coming back like a boomerang’ and going all out Aussie this September on Nickelodeon

Following her whirlwind Australian tour in July, Nickelodeon is celebrating all things JoJo Siwa this September with JoJo’s 5 Days Down Under. Starting Monday, the 10th of September at 5pm AEST, and for the entire week, JoJo will host the one-hour block on Nickelodeon, introducing hand-picked episodes of her fave Nick shows – sharing why…

emoji® – The Iconic Brand to Takeover Chessington World  of Adventures Resort this Summer

emoji® – The Iconic Brand to Takeover Chessington World of Adventures Resort this Summer

Kick off the summer with a trip to Chessington World of Adventures Resort where emoji® – The Iconic Brand UK agent Bravado will be bringing their iconic smiles and colour to the resort for an incredible six-week campaign of activity and excitement for the entire family. Launching on the 19th to start the summer holidays,…

emoji® – The Iconic Brand grows strongly in Australia & New Zealand

emoji® – The Iconic Brand grows strongly in Australia & New Zealand

There’s no stopping the powerhouse emoji® – The Iconic Brand, with strong retail sales in Australia and New Zealand plus a variety of new and exciting product partnerships in development. Merchantwise Licensing continues to build the local emoji® – The Iconic Brand domestic licensing program, securing ten local partnerships including Designworks for apparel, Hinkler for…

Entertainment One Announces Broadcast and Licensing Plans for PJ Masks in Korea

Entertainment One Announces Broadcast and Licensing Plans for PJ Masks in Korea

Entertainment One (eOne) continues to expand the presence of its popular preschool superhero property, PJ Masks, across Asia, with news today that the show will be heading to free-to-air channel EBS in Korea. From today, 52 episodes from Series 2 of PJ Masks will begin airing on EBS and will significantly boost exposure for the…

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…

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……