Thursday, June 21, 2007

Buzz Report: Licensing Show A to Z

4Kids Entertainment

A new multi-platform trading card game from 4Kids Entertainment and TC Digital Games will mark the launch of Chaotic (CPK)
family gets a new small doll size, standing approximately 5 inches
tall. Each CPK Lil’ Sprout comes with long hair, fashions and
accessories.  The property is also approaching its 25th
anniversary in 2008 with a licensing program of apparel, accessories
and more in development. First launched in 2006, the 3D animated series
Viva Piñata, about the adventures of 60 piñata species. Currently there
is a Microsoft Xbox 360 game for the property with more licensed
product on the way!  AKC’s products for dogs and humans,
including the following licensees and categories: JPI (treats, toys,
outerwear); Sherpa (pet carriers); Aspen (collars, leashes &
grooming tools); Sababa (UNO, Rubiks Cubes, “Best in Show” board game);
Giant (T-shirts); and GTO (jewelry). All are currently available at
more than 4,700 retailer locations. 
this month, based on the animated 4Kids TV series about a group of
teens that are fans of a trading card and online game called Chaotic.
Another new animated mysteries series, Nate the Great, will
debut on PBS Kids! in fall and have publishing, video games, toys and
apparel from a newly signed worldwide licensing agent. Also in fall,
the Cabbage Patch Kids (

Ripe Ideas

design partners are in tow for Ripe Ideas, New York, which recently
signed an agreement with designer Jackie Shapiro to represent the
French Bull brand, which will be translated into paper products from
Paperproducts Designs, including paper plates, napkins, guest towels
& Sniffs, Design Focus by Glitterwrap for gift bags, wrap &
tissue paper. In addition, Shapiro created a mass market
“sister” brand for French Bull called MOE 3. Ripe
Ideas will also represent MOE 3, with existing licensees including
Glitterwrap for paper plates, napkins, invitations, gift wrap and gift
bags, Windham Collections for quilting fabrics and iPop Clicks for
magnet sets and paperweights.

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