2016 LIMA International Licensing Awards Winners Announced!

Posted June 22, 2016

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You voted, we tallied, and now we’re excited to announce the winners of the 2016 LIMA International Licensing Awards!

Disney Consumer Products’ Star Wars won four awards, while Hot Topic took home Retailer of the Year for Doctor Who.  For the first time, a European venue was selected as the winner of the Location-Based/Experiential Initiative Award – AMC and Parque de Atracciones de Madrid (Striker Entertainment) took home the trophy for its The Walking Dead walk-through attraction. Winners in 20 categories were announced during LIMA’s annual awards program, held at the 2016 Licensing Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas.

The full list of 2016 award winners follows:

LICENSED PROGRAM
Art/Design: The Very Hungry Caterpillar/The World of Eric Carle – owned by Eric Carle Studio, represented by Joester Loria Group
Celebrity/Fashion: cupcakes and cashmere – represented by Brand Central, LLC
Character/Toy Brand: Shopkins – owned by Moose Toys, represented by The Licensing Shop, Inc.
Corporate Brand: Girl Scouts of the USA – represented by The Wildflower Group
Digital: Candy Crush Saga – owned by King Digital Entertainment, represented by Striker Entertainment, LLC
Film/TV/Entertainment – Animated: Peppa Pig – owned by Entertainment One
Film/TV/Entertainment – Live-Action: Star Wars: The Force Awakens – owned by Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media
Food & Beverage/Restaurant: Corona,  Constellation Brands – represented by Joester Loria Group
Licensed Promotion: Star Wars: Force Friday/Unboxing Program – owned by Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media
Location-Based or Experiential Initiative: AMC and Parque de Atracciones de Madrid – AMC’s The Walking Dead, represented Striker Entertainment
Retailer: Hot Topic – Doctor Who licensing program
Sports: NFLPA

LICENSED PRODUCT
Apparel/Footwear/Accessories: Peter Alexander for Sesame Street (sleepwear, outwear and accessories)
Appliances/Automotive/Electronics/Hardware/Housewares/Paint: The Sherwin-Williams Company for HGTV HOME paint
Digital – Apps, Software, Video: Story Toys for The World of Eric Carle/The Very Hungry Caterpillar (apps)
Food/Beverage: The Republic of Tea for Downton Abbey
Health & Beauty Aids: Lovehoney for Motörhead Official Pleasure Collection
Home Decor – domestics, furniture, giftware, textiles: Pottery Barn for Star Wars Millennium Falcon Bed
Publishing/Social Expression/Back-to-School: Moleskine for Batman Limited Edition Collection
Toys/Games/Novelties/Role-Play: Sphero for Star Wars BB-8 app-enabled Droid