Cartoon Network At Brand Licensing Europe 2016

Cartoon Network At Brand Licensing Europe 2016

Cartoon Network At Brand Licensing Europe 2016

This week (11/10/2016 to 13/10/2016) is the Brand Licensing Europe 2016 convention at the Olympia in London, UK. The convention is the largest of its kind in Europe in the area of product licensing with brands ranging from kids cartoons, movies and sporting events and leagues are represented at the convention. The convention is an opportunity for potential licensees to buy the rights to use brands for a product or service, this can be anything from toys and collectables, clothing and even amusement rides.

Cartoon Network is there as usual promoting their latest shows, most particually The Powerpuff Girls,the channel is promoting the show with giant inflatables of Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup and also an action scene statue outside. The other show Cartoon Network is mostly promoting at the convention is Adventure Time.

The Adventure Time brand in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) currently has more than 100 licensees. A notable licencing deal was one with Lego to include Adventure Time as part of Lego Dimensions – a “toys-to-life” game, in that the player has Lego figures and a toy pad which can be played within the game itself where it features characters and environments. The Lego Dimensions game has been open up to include many popular movie and TV franchises, the game has brought Lego collecting to a brand new level and provides an additional virtual and interactive experience to ordinary physical play.

The Adventure Time McDonald’s Happy Meal mixup character toy promotion will spread to other part of Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2017 after a successful campaign in the UK. There are currently Adventure Time clothing deals with retailers across Europe ranging from Next, Primark and HMV in the UK, C&A in Germany, El Corte Inglés in Spain and also Adventure Time character themed Dr. Martens boots. The Adventure Time boots partnership between Cartoon Network and Dr. Martens won the Best Licensed Adult Apparel Range award at 2016 Licensing Awards this year. Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time also won the Best Teen or Adult Licensed Property award.

Among the licensing holders for The Powerpuff Girls are Posh Paws, the comics and toys retailer Forbidden Planet, Roy Lowe and Sons, William Lamb, C&M Licensing and global toy partner – Spin Master.

Johanne Broadfield, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA commented on the gradually growing success of Adventure Time:

“In a little over five years, ‘Adventure Time’ has gone on an extraordinary and magical journey from an underground secret, to a cult hit, and now is riding high as a true mass-market proposition. The scale of partners that are supporting the franchise is immense and this really demonstrates how it is appealing to a broader audience than ever–from boys, girls, tweens, teens and adults, everyone loves it.”

Meanwhile over on the Warner Bros. stand, they’re promoting Teen Titans Go!, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Looney Tunes.

http://www.licensemag.com/license-global/adventure-time-continues-emea-expansion

http://www.brandlicensing.eu/brand-licensing-europe

Justice League Action To Feature Over 150 Characters

Justice League Action To Feature Over 150 Characters

Justice League Action To Feature Over 150 Characters

Justice League Action producers Butch Lukic, Alan Burnett and Jim Krieg spoke with comic book news website Comic Book Resources (and other members of the press) in a round-table interview at San Diego Comic Con 2016 two weeks ago. In the interview, Lukic, Burnett and Jim Krieg spoke about the upcoming DC Comics animated show, they mentioned that in the first season there will be a total of 152 characters (sixty superheroes, forty villians and the rest are supporting characters) and each episode will feature at least one of the main superheroes in the DC Comics franchise, either Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman.

The new show will be an action show combined with elements of comedy and will have an appeal to kids, mostly boys. Some of the episodes will be based upon existing comic book storylines, including a potential original Apokalips/Darkseid storyline which was mentioned in the interview, some of episodes will be based upon the producers’ favourite DC comic book issues.

Justice League Action will premiere on Cartoon Network USA sometime this autumn.

The interview with the producers of the upcoming series can be seen on the link below:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/cartoon-networks-justice-league-action-will-feature-over-150-characters

Justice League Action Character Designs Unveiled

Justice League Action Character Designs Unveiled

Justice League Action Character Designs Unveiled

Last Friday and Saturday (01/06/2016 – 02/06/2016), was the 2016 Kre8tif Conference, which is a creative content industry event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At the event, the character designs for many of the heroes and villains for the upcoming new Warner Bros. Animation/DC Comics animated show, Justice League Action was unveiled. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Lobo, Martian Manhunter and Shazam were among the character designs. Surprising additions to the show’s roster also includes Doctors Light and Fate, the Blue Beetle, Big Barda and Firestorm. Sketches of Green Arrow and Zatanna were also shown.

The new action series was officially announced back in January and the show will feature Batman voiced by Kevin Conroy, Booster Gold voiced by Diedrich Bader and other DC Comics superheroes alongside villains such as the Joker voiced by Mark Hamill and Lex Luthor voiced by James Woods. Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!) will serve as executive producer with Butch Lukic (Justice League, Batman Beyond), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) also serving as producers.

It is currently not known when exactly the new show will premiere on Cartoon Network USA.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/cartoon-networks-new-justice-league-series-is-even-bigg-1780811080