LIMA Announces 2018 International Licensing Awards Nominees

Posted March 27, 2018

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LIMA has finalized the ballot for the 2018 International Licensing Awards! A total of 132 nominees from 16 countries were named and will vie for the industry’s most prestigious and globally-recognized honor. A record 42% of this year’s nominees originate from outside the U.S. – up from 25 percent from last year – demonstrating the increasing international reach of the awards program.

“This is a banner year for the LIMA Licensing Awards program. We received a record 700 submissions, which truly reflects the broad scope of licensing from around the world,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto. “The prestige – not to mention the sense of competition – is greater than ever and we are excited to see it all play out at the Awards Ceremony at Licensing Expo.”

Voting will be open to all LIMA member companies in April. Winners will be announced at the LIMA Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, during Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

LICENSED PROGRAM

ART / DESIGN
Property                                                                                                                  Owner/Agent
Andy Warhol……………………………………… The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
KAOMOJI……………………………………………………………………………………………………. Dou Weiwei
Keith Haring………………………………………………………………… The Keith Haring Studio / Artestar
Nina and Other Little Things………………………………………….. Eloise Morandi Nash / DIC 2 SRL
Selfies…………………………………………………………………………………. Howard Robinson Illustration
The Very Hungry Caterpillar/The World of Eric Carle………………………. Eric Carle Studio, LLC/ ………………………………………………………………………………………………… The Joester Loria Group
Victoria and Albert Museum……………………………………………………. Victoria and Albert Museum

CELEBRITY / FASHION
Property                                                                                                                  Owner/Agent
Airwalk………………………………………………………………………………………. Authentic Brands Group
Dear Drew……………………………………………………………………….. Barrymore Brands / CAA-GBG
Guns N’ Roses Was Here………………………………………………………………………………….. Bravado
LaurDIY…………………………………………………………………… Lauren Riihimaki / The Brand Liaison
Maya Angelou…………………………………………………. Estate of Maya Angelou / CMG Worldwide

CHARACTER / TOY BRAND
Property                                                                                                                  Owner/Agent
L.O.L. Surprise!………………………………………………………………………………… MGA Entertainment
Nickelodeon Slime……………………………………………………………………………………….. Nickelodeon
Paddington…………………………………………………………………….. Vivendi / The Copyrights Group
Pusheen………………………………………………………………….. Pusheen Corp. / Fluid World Limited
Rube Goldberg………………………………………………………………… Rube Goldberg / Brand Central
Shopkins……………………………………………………………….. Moose Toys / The Licensing Shop Inc.

CORPORATE BRAND
Property                                                                                                                  Owner/Agent
American Red Cross………………………………….. American Red Cross / Seltzer Licensing Group
Energizer……………………………………………………………………. Energizer Brands, LLC / Beanstalk
Girl Scouts of the USA………………………………….Girl Scouts of the USA / The Wildflower Group
Pantone…………………………………………………………………………………….. Pantone / Brand Central
Parental Advisory…………………………………………………………………………………………. BPI / CPLG
Polaroid…………………………………………………………………………. Polaroid / The Sharpe Company
Vogue…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Conde Nast

DIGITAL
Property                                                                                                                  Owner/Agent
emoji – the iconic brand……………….. the emoji company / Global Merchandising Services, Inc.
Five Nights at Freddy’s………………………………………………… Scottgames / Striker Entertainment
Kanahei’s Small Animals…………………………….. Yurutto Inc. / TV Tokyo Communications Corp.
LINE Friends……………………………………………………………………………. LINE Friends Corporation
musical.ly………………………………………………………………………………… musical.ly / Brand Central

FILM / TELEVISION / ENTERTAINMENT – ANIMATED
Property                                                                                                                  Owner/Agent
Ali the Fox……………………………………………………………… Beijing Dream Castle Culture Co., Ltd.
Boonie Bears…………………………………………………………………………….. Fantawild Animation Inc.
PAW Patrol…………………………………………………………………………….. Spin Master / Nickelodeon
Peppa Pig…………………………………………………………………………………………. Entertainment One
PJ Masks………………………………………………………………………………………….. Entertainment One
Rick and Morty……………………………………………………………………………………… Adult Swim & Cartoon Network Enterprises
Super Wings………………………………………………………………………………….. Alpha Group Co., Ltd.

FILM / TELEVISION / ENTERTAINMENT – LIVE ACTION
Property                                                                                                                  Owner/Agent
AMC’s The Walking Dead…………………………………………. AMC Network / Striker Entertainment
Baahubali……………………………………… Arka Mediaworks / Black White Orange Brands Pvt Ltd
JoJo Siwa…………………………………………………………………………………………………… Nickelodeon
The Rap of China…………………………………………………………………………………………………… iQIYI
Ushuaia……………………………………………………………………………………………. TF1 / TF1 Licenses

FOOD and BEVERAGE / RESTAURANT
Property                                                                                                                  Owner/Agent
Bailey’s……………………………………………………………………………………………… Diageo / Beanstalk
Guinness…………………………………………………………………………………………… Diageo / Beanstalk
Tapatio Hot Sauce……………………………………………………….. Tapatio Hot Sauce / Brand Central
The Cheesecake Factory at Home…………………………………………….. TCF Co. LLC / CAA-GBG
The Hershey Company – Asia Licensing Programme……. The Hershey Company / CAA-GBG
Tony Roma’s Restaurants………………… Roma Dining LLC / Broad Street Licensing Group
Welch’s……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Welch Foods

SPORTS
Property                                                                                                                  Owner/Agent
England Rugby………………………………………………………….. RFU Rugby Football Union / CPLG
NFLPA………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. NFLPA
PGA TOUR……………………………………………………………………….. PGA TOUR, Inc. / CAA Sports
Real Madrid Football Club…………………… Global Merchandising (adidas) / Tycoon Enterprises
WWE…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… WWE

LICENSED PROMOTION
Promotion Name                                                                                                    Owner/Agent
Angry Birds Debit Card at China Merchants Bank…………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………… Rovio (Shanghai) Commerce and Trading Co., Ltd.
Masters of the Universe and Dirty Dancing………………… Mattel and Lionsgate / Born Licensing
Murder on the Orient Express & Godiva……………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………….. Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising /
……………………………………………. Sinerji Reklam Danismanlik Pazarlama Ve Dis Ticaret Ltd.Sti.
Octonauts Swimming Programme ……………………………………………………………. Silvergate Media
The Lapins Crétins (Raving Rabbids) / Carrefour……………………………… Ubisoft / CPLG France
Paramount Pictures’ “Transformers: The Last Knight” in Partnership with Coca-Cola China…..
……………………………………………………………………….. Paramount Pictures and Coca-Cola China

LOCATION-BASED or EXPERIENTIAL INITIATIVE
Name                                                                                                                       Owner/Agent

Green Day Pop-Up……………………………… Warner Music Artist Services / Warner Music Group
Masha and the Bear on Ice……………………………………….. Animaccord Ltd. / The Ink Group A/S
National Geographic Encounter…………………………………………………………. National Geographic
Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom………………………………………………
……………………………………………………………. Lightstorm Entertainment & Twentieth Century Fox
PAW Patrol Live…………………………………………………………………. Nickelodeon & Spin Master
Star Trek: The Cruise………………………………………………………………… CBS Consumer Products
Very Hungry Caterpillar…………………………………………………………………………….. Eric Carle LLC
…………………………………………………………… Haven Licensing Pty Ltd. & The Joester Loria Group

RETAILER
Retailer                                                                                                                           Property
Cotton On Kids……………………………………………………………………………………….. Mulga the Artist
Etam…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Wonder Woman
Jay Jays…………………………………………………………………………………………………. Rick and Morty
Saks Fifth Avenue………………………………………………………………………………………… Snow White
Spirit Halloween……………………………………………………………………………………… Stranger Things
Target………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. PAW Patrol
Woolworth’s…………………………………………………………………………………………….. Marvel Heroes

LICENSED PRODUCTS

APPAREL / FOOTWEAR / ACCESSORIES
Company                                                                                                         Property/Product
Alex and Ani, LLC……………………………………………………………………….. Harry Potter jewelry line
AME/Global Brands Group…………………………………………………………….. Care Bears union suits
Happy Socks………………………………………………………………………………………. The Beatles socks
I.N.C. International Concepts…………………………………………………… Popsicle capsule collection
Reebok………………………………………… Alien Stomper ‘Final Battle’ Pack Sneakers
Ripple Junction………………………………………………………………………….. Rick & Morty apparel line
Vans…………………………………………………………………. Peanuts footwear, apparel & accessories

APPLIANCES / AUTOMOTIVE / ELECTRONICS / HARDWARE / HOUSEWARES / PAINT
Company                                                                                                         Property/Product
Blue Rhino…………………………………………………………………………………. Hershey S’mores caddy
Broil Chef…………………………………………………………. Star Wars TIE Fighter Gas Grill
Gorenje……………………………………………………………………………… Volkswagen Retro Van Fridge
Icon Health & Fitness……………………………………………………….. Le Tour de France TDF Pro 5.0
KidsEmbrace………………………………………………. DC Comics Batman combination booster seat
Pro-Ject Audio Systems……………………………… The Beatles 1964 Recordplayer Limited Edition
The Paint Makers…………………………………………………………………………. V&A Classic Collection

DIGITAL – apps, software, video
Company                                                                                                         Property/Product
Amazon………………………………………………………………………………….. Sesame Street Alexa Skill
EA Sports & Discovery Education…>Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers digital learning game
Lenovo………………………………………………………………………………….. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
Metamoki……………………………………………………………… Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm mobile game
Mighty Kingdom………………………………………………………………….. Shopkins World mobile game
SEGA………………………………………………………………. Total War: Warhammer 2 PC game series
Ubisoft………………………………………………………………………………………… Star Trek: Bridge Crew

FOOD / BEVERAGE
Company                                                                                                         Property/Product
Bon Bon Buddies………………………………………………… Disney Characters Fruitickles fruit snack
Brand & Vision………………………………………Sesamstrasse (Sesame Street) Organic Food Range
Cameron’s Brewery Ltd………………………………………………………………. Motörhead’s Röad Crew
Dole Food Company……………………………………………… Disney Pixar Cars 3 fruits & vegetables
Gustavo Gusto……………………………………………………………….. Luca (YouTube influencer) Pizza
General Mills…………………………………………………………………….. PAW Patrol yogurt product line
mymuesli…………………………………………………………………………………. Bibi & Tina organic cereal
Nature’s Touch………………………………………………………………………….. Welch’s frozen avocados

HEALTH & BEAUTY AIDS

Company                                                                                                         Property/Product
American Crew……………………………………. Elvis Presley – The King of Men’s Grooming Pucks
Colgate……………………………………………………………………. Despicable Me oral care product line
Elsker………………………………………………………………………. Pleasant Goat skin care product line
Kester Black………………………………………………………………………………………. Pantone nail polish
Sally Hansen……………. Crayola + Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Back to School Nail Color Collection

HOME DÉCOR – domestics, furniture, giftware, textiles
Company                                                                                                         Property/Product
Bassett…………………………………………………………………. HGTV HOME Design Studio by Bassett
GB eye Ltd……………………………………………………………………… Rick and Morty drinkware range
Half Moon Bay…………………………………………………………….. Warhammer 40,000 giftware range
Jay Franco & Sons, LLC……………………………………………………………. Minecraft home collection
Pyramid International…………………………………………………………… Doctor Who (Tardis) doormat

PUBLISHING / SOCIAL EXPRESSION / BACK-to-SCHOOL
Company                                                                                                         Property/Product
Centum Books Limited……………………………………………………………. JoJo Siwa publishing range
Insight Editions…………………………………. A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic
Jieli Publishing House…………………………………………… Super Wings Warrior picture storybooks
lovepop ……………………………………………………………………………. Beatles pop-up card collection
Scientific Games Corporation………………………………… Willy Wonka Golden Ticket lottery game
Weldon Owen………………………………………………………… RuPaul’s Drag Race: Paper Doll Book

TOYS / GAMES / NOVELTIES / ROLE-PLAY: 0 – 12
Company                                                                                                         Property/Product
Bonkers Toys…………………………………………………………………………………………. slither.io toy line
Cra-Z-Art……………………………………………………………………………………… Nickelodeon Slime kits
Headstart……………………………………………………………………………………………….. Tickle Me Elmo
Just Play………………………………………………… Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery
Toynami………………………………………………………………………………….. Tulipop blind box figurines
Wicked Cool Toys……………………………………………………………………………………… Teddy Ruxpin

TOYS / GAMES / NOVELTIES / ROLE-PLAY: 13 plus
Company                                                                                                         Property/Product
Funko, LLC………………………….. Rick and Morty Funko Pop!, action figures, apparel, and more
Hasbro…………………………………. Star Wars: The Black Series Poe Dameron Electronic Helmet
Jazwares……………………………………………………………………………………….. Roblox product range
Kidrobot, Inc…………………………………………………………………….. Andy Warhol art toy collectibles
McFarlane Toys………………………………………………….. Five Nights at Freddy’s construction sets
Cardinal Industries, a subsidiary of Spin Master Games……………………….. Jumanji board game
The LEGO Group………………………………………………………………….. LEGO Star Wars BB-8 – 75187