Monthly Archive: May 2011

OLD FASHIONED FUN OF COLLECTING FUELS GROWTH IN BRITAIN’S TOY MARKET

UK MARKET INCREASED BY 4% IN FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2011 London, 16th May 2011 – Despite appearances, children of the digital age are turning to old-fashioned virtues like collecting for their fun these days. According to leading market research company, The NPD Group, the good news for the British toy market is that retail toy sales have already increased

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Penguin Children’s Books wins Children’s Publisher of the Year

Penguin Children’s Books won the prize for Children’s Publisher of the Year last night, at the Bookseller Book Industry Awards.

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Penguin Children's Books wins Children's Publisher of the Year

Penguin Children’s Books won the prize for Children’s Publisher of the Year last night, at the Bookseller Book Industry Awards.  Judges declared Penguin to be “the best children’s publisher in the business at the moment” with an amazing all round performance which made the win difficult to argue against. The judges identified the following key strengths at Penguin:    –

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Electrolux Global Brand Licensing and TTI bring AEG Power Tools to the US

Electrolux Global Brand Licensing and TTI, the global power tool manufacturer, have been European partners for many years under a licensing arrangement that brought AEG power tools to the retail market. Now that partnership has produced a launch in the US as well, with AEG power tools available exclusively for the professional tradesman. Five commercial grade tools, including two rotary

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Sprout signs up LazyTown

Deal includes LazyTown Series 1 & 2 and LazyTown Extra

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Target Hires New Director of Licensing and Children’s Acquisitions

London:  Target Entertainment has appointed Lindsay Pearl as its new Director of Licensing and Children’s Acquisitions. She joins Target in June and will be representing the company at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. Pearl will be responsible for acquiring new kids content while also heading up Target’s licensing & merchandising division, which includes the management of the prestigious Sony Playstation

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Planeta Junior Italia Signs with Cartorama for Maya the Bee

Milan, May 12 2011. Planeta Junior Italia has signed with Cartorama for products with the  brand Maya the Bee Classic version and new 3D version. The company will develop the brand on back to school, gift items, and Christmas articles. At the beginning Cartorama will use the images of Maya Classic and then they will launch a new collection with

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CopCorp Appoints Sinjeri Ltd. to Manage Pink Cookie Licensing Program in Turkey

NEW YORK (May 11, 2011) – CopCorp Licensing President Carole Postal today confirmed that Sinerji Ltd. (www.sinerjireklam.com.tr) has been appointed as sub-agent to manage the licensing program for the Pink Cookie® fashion brand in Turkey. “We are already working with Sinerji to establish and grow several of our other brands – such as It’s Happy Bunny™ and Barcode Kitties™ –

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Maya the Bee on Rai Due in 2012

Milan, May 9, 2011 Planeta Junior has signed an important deal with RAI to broadcast  the animated  3D series Maya the Bee, which will be on air on Rai Due from 2012. In Italy the new series will be in collaboration with Rai Fiction. During the last festival Cartoons on the bay in Rapallo on April 9, Rai Fiction presented

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d'Errico Studios Ltd. Unveils New Website Based on the Publishing Property, Tanpopo

Camilla d’Errico’s independent, underground and cult series, Tanpopo, has a new home and a new look online.

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