Cartoon Network has signed a number of new licensing deals linked to its Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi animated series, Retail Merchandiser reports. The new deals cover a variety of new apparel, sportswear, eyewear, jewelry and hair ornaments, watches, and sticker and activity books. The series has just received the greenlight for a third season.
Stephen Slesinger Inc., which had a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co. dismissed last year, has filed an appeal to have the suit reinstated, the company said today. Slesinger claims that Disney owes it more that $700 million in royalty payments off of the Winnie the Pooh characters. The original suit was dismissed after an […]
Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Vibe magazine will partner to create a new urban superhero for the magazine, the companies said today. In addition to running stories inside of Vibe, the character will also feature in a graphic novel. The companies are exploring options to transfer an animated version to DVD, television and feature film. […]
The BBC has acquired the exclusive UK terrestrial TV rights to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, according to c21 Media. The film, which debuts in UK theaters in October, will be available for telecast in 2008. The BBC has also renewed a deal giving it the broadcast rights to three other Wallace […]
Mark Tutssel, chairman of the advertising industry’s Clio Awards organization, is urging advertisers to investigate the use of animation in their commercials, AdWeek reports. Tutssel’s remarks, which were provoked by worries that people are increasingly tuning out advertising, were meant to spur advertisers into making “fresh, interesting and engaging” commercials that use creative techniques. Tutssel […]