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Perry Ellis International has signed a host of agreements with R1 Sports, Uldin and Superdeporte Plus Peru to distribute Nike Swim apparel and accessories throughout Latin America.
Yankee Publishing has tapped Brentwood Licensing to expand the licensing program for the Old Farmer’s Almanac brand.
Target has promoted Rick Gomez to the position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
Disney has released “Color by Disney,” a new coloring platform that builds on the trend of coloring books for adults and Disney’s Art of Coloring book series.
SkyHorse Publishing has entered into a licensing agreement with Broadthink and All-American Licensing to publish two new books, written by Jeff Lazarus.
Worlds Apart, a creator of children’s lifestyle products, has partnered with U.K. distributor Click Distribution.
The 2017 NHL Fan Fair, part of the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, Jan. 26-29, will host the third annual NHL Mascot Showdown, featuring all 27 NHL mascots.
High Resolution Design, a plush design company, has secured two new licenses–Pringles and “Thunderbirds Are Go”–ahead of its London Toy Fair debut.
Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film have appointed former DreamWorks Animation executive Jim Fielding to head its consumer products and innovation division.
BBC Worldwide has appointed Golden Bear as the master toy partner for its children’s series “Justin’s House.”
Following on the success of the TV series “Sonic Boom,” SEGA has brought in a multitude of new merchandising and promotional partners in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of its “Sonic the Hedgehog” franchise.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, the LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment have joined forces to launch the new video game “LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.”
Rainbow has appointed the Simba Dickie Group as the master toy licensee for its new live-action girls’ series “My American Friend” (working title).
Cherokee Global Brands has appointed former Rovio executive Randi Spieker as executive vice president of business development.
Xcel Brands has partnered with HP to create an Isaac Mizrahi-branded smartwatch.
Wicked Cool Toys has partnered with Alchemy II to re-launch the Teddy Ruxpin brand globally in fall 2017.
Author Mercer Mayer has partnered with the newly created company Little Critter LLC to develop the Little Critter publishing brand into a global entertainment franchise.
The 14th annual Hong Kong International Licensing Show hosted a record number of
visitors at its three-day event Jan. 11-13.
Amazon has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar production deal with American Girl to produce four live-action specials based on the Mattel doll brand.
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