Cartoon Network And Simworx Sign Rides Deal

Cartoon Network And Simworx Sign Rides Deal

Cartoon Network And Simworx Sign Rides Deal

British amusement simulation ride company, Simworx and Cartoon Network EMEA have teamed up to develop a range of dynamic attractions based on the channel’s animated shows, including Adventure Time. Simworx, based in the West Midlands, England, is a world leader in different types of rides such as Immersive Tunnels, 3D/4D effects theatres, Advanced Dark Rides, RoboCoaster rides and fully themed, multi-experience attractions. The deal allows Simworx to use custom Cartoon Network content and branding on and in their attractions. The deal with Simworx was made in early June.

Maria Rosaria Milone, Senior Director, Category Management, Cartoon Network EMEA, made this statement in regards of the attractions deal:

“This deal is a first-of-its-kind for Cartoon Network and we have every confidence that, with our amazing storylines and visual assets, Simworx will deliver on what they do best.”

The Managing Director of Simworx, Terry Monkton, also added:

“There is massive potential for the development of some very exciting and memorable attractions.”

http://www.blooloop.com/news/simworx-cartoon-network-adventure-time/

Cartoon Network At Licensing Expo 2016

Cartoon Network At Licensing Expo 2016

Cartoon Network At Licensing Expo 2016

Yesterday (19/06/2016), Cartoon Network Enterprises (Cartoon Network’s merchandising and licensing division) have announced their new licensing partners for merchandise based on their most popular, critically-acclaimed and award-winning shows including Adventure Time, Steven Universe and Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. The announcement was made prior to the 2016 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA which is held this week (21/06/2016 – 23/06/2016) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Cartoon Network Enterprises will be attending the event and will be based at booth #D170.

Over thirty licencees alone have a licence for Cartoon Network’s newly revived show – The Powerpuff Girls, which also includes the toy licence holder, Spin Master. New Licensing deals have been made for the newly rebooted intergalactic action-packed Ben 10 animated show due to premiere on Cartoon Network in Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as the Asia-Pacific region in Autumn 2016. The new Ben 10 series will also premiere in the United States and Latin America in 2017.

New Licensing Deals

New Powerpuff Girls Products

Funko is set to create collectible vinyl figures including POP! and Pocket Pop! Keychains. Funko will also create salt & pepper shakers, string lights, utensils and more. The exclusive POP! figures will launch in 2016, the other items will be released in 2017.

Backpacks, lunch bags, messenger bags and more from Accessory Innovations.

Jewelbots is introducing programmable, interactive friendship bracelets featuring Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles in late 2016.

Sakar International will be offering Smartphones, tablet cases and consumer electronics including headphones, digital cameras, selfie sticks from early 2017. Also includes flash lights, walkie talkies, and text messengers.

Bulls-i will produce trading cards, stickees, slapbands, puzzle erasers and more in early 2017.

Galerie will make The Powerpuff Girls seasonal candy which will be released in late 2017.

New Ben 10 Products

Playmates Toys is the global master toy partner for Ben 10 and will introduce figures, playsets, role-play items and more in Autumn 2017.

New Adventure Time Products

DC Shoes will be manufacturing Adventure Time themed Adult and children’s footwear, outerwear and snowboards which will be released Autumn 2016.

Astro Gaming is introducing headphone speaker tags in late 2016.

An Adventure Time four title library collection and cookbook from Insight Editions will be released in October 2016.

New Steven Universe Products

Abrams will be releasing Steven Universe books and calendars, the product range will be introduced at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International convention.

Headphone speaker tags from Astro Gaming will hit stores in late 2016.

New Rick and Morty Products

Dark Horse will create a Rick and Morty Art of Book that will be available during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Astro Gaming is set to introduce headphone speaker tags in time for holiday 2016.

From The Cartoon Network Enterprises Press Release

Cartoon Network Enterprises today announced its strong, diversified portfolio, which includes this year’s global launch of the re-imaged franchise, The Powerpuff Girls, the relaunch of Ben 10 in Europe and Asia in Fall 2016 and the Americas in Spring 2017, and new licensing partners for many of its popular brands including Adventure Time, Steven Universe and Rick and Morty. The announcement comes at the beginning of the Licensing Expo held in Las Vegas, where the network will display this expanded portfolio at the Cartoon Network booth, #D170.

“We’re delighted to reveal our broadest and most varied portfolio to date, providing fans an opportunity to connect with each of our brands through diverse and well-curated consumer products programs,” said Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises for North America. “We’re thrilled to be working with a great roster of partners, and fans can expect unique offerings ranging from toys and games to apparel and accessories that will help bring their favorite characters to life.”

Anchoring the portfolio is The Powerpuff Girls, one of Cartoon Network’s most popular and enduring brands. Since their debut in 1998, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have charmed girls and women of all ages as the original ambassadors of girl power, juggling school work, fighting bad guys, and always saving the world before bedtime. The Powerpuff Girls are taking the world by storm this year with a new animated series from Cartoon Network Studios that premiered globally in April 2016 — and a full worldwide licensing program with a roster of more than 30 licensing partners in the U.S. alone. In addition to the previously announced global master toy partner, Spin Master, The Powerpuff Girls has a wide range of new licensing partners in various categories including:

Funko is set to create collectible vinyl figures including POP!, Pocket Pop! Keychains and more. In the home category, Funko will create salt & pepper shakers, string lights, utensils and more. The exclusive POP! figures will launch in 2016, while the rest of the items will have wide distribution in 2017.

Kids can bring their favorite girls back-to-school this year thanks to backpacks, lunch bags, messenger bags and more from Accessory Innovations.

Jewelbots is introducing programmable, interactive friendship bracelets featuring Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles in late 2016.

Smart phones, tablet cases and consumer electronics including headphones, digital cameras, selfie sticks and more will be offered from Sakar International in early 2017. They will also introduce flash lights, walkie talkies, and text messengers.

Bulls-i will produce trading cards, stickees, slapbands, puzzle erasers and more in early 2017.

Galerie will make The Powerpuff Girls even sweeter in late 2017 with the introduction of seasonal candy.

Cartoon Network will debut a fresh take on the beloved Ben 10 animated series by re-introducing an energetic, fun-loving, 10-year-old Ben Tennyson with international premieres this fall in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), and will continue into 2017 with the U.S. and Latin America (LATAM). The series will feature many new and fan-favorite aliens and center around a healthy serving of action, excitement, and all-around fun.

Playmates Toys is the global master toy partner for Ben 10 and will introduce figures, playsets, role-play items and more in fall 2017.

A hit since its debut in 2010, Adventure Time is currently in its seventh season and has been greenlit for an eighth season. In addition to a massive and highly-engaged social media following, the show has received significant critical acclaim and awards. The series follows the adventures of Finn, his best friend Jake, and a dog with magical powers. Adventure Time has more than 100 licensees globally, with products in all categories and all channels of distribution. New Adventure Time licensing partners include the following:

Characters from Adventure Time will be ready to head back-to-school this fall and then the slopes next winter thanks to adult and children’s footwear, outerwear and snowboards from DC Shoes.

Astro Gaming is introducing headphone speaker tags in late 2016.

An Adventure Time four title library collection and cookbook from Insight Editions is set to hit shelves in October 2016.

On the heels of being named one of WIRED’s 15 Best Shows of 2015, Cartoon Network Studios’ original series Steven Universe was recently greenlit for a fifth season. Created by Emmy® and Annie Award-nominated writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar (Adventure Time) and featuring a stellar voice cast including Grammy-Award winner Estelle and BTVA Voice Acting Award-winner Zach Callison, Steven Universe, tells the story of three magical defenders of the planet and Steven, the proverbial “little brother” to the Crystal Gems – a team of magical guardians of humanity. New Steven Universe licensing partners include:

Abrams is set to bring Steven Universe to life through books and calendars with an introduction at 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Headphone speaker tags from Astro Gaming will hit stores in late 2016.

An Adult Swim brand, the popular Rick and Morty animated comedy series follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. The series has been picked up for a third season following its immensely successful season two premiere in July 2015 in which it ranked #1 in its time period among all key adult demographics.

New Rick and Morty licensing partners include:

Dark Horse will create a Rick and Morty Art of Book that will be available during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Astro Gaming is set to introduce headphone speaker tags in time for holiday 2016.

About Cartoon Network Enterprises

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.

http://citybizlist.com/article/360234/cartoon-network-enterprises-unveils-expanding-portfolio-at-licensing-expo-2016

Cartoon Network Enterprises Graham Saltmarsh Runs London Marathon For Charity

Cartoon Network Enterprises Graham Saltmarsh Runs London Marathon For Charity

Cartoon Network Enterprises Graham Saltmarsh Runs London Marathon For Charity

Last Sunday (14/04/2016), was the annual London Marathon event in London, UK and Cartoon Network Enterprises’s Graham Saltmarsh took part in the 26.2 mile run to raise money for The Children’s Trust, a charity supported by The Light Fund. Running with him was Global Licensing’s Colette Smyth also raising money for the same charity. So far and as of writing, Graham has raised £5,852.40, well done!

The Light Fund is a fund-raising organisation set up in 2004 by members of the licensing industry in the UK to raise funds for specific charitable projects for men, women and children. The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury; giving children with brain injury the opportunity to live the best life possible.

https://www.justgiving.com/Graham-Saltmarsh
http://licensingsource.net/london-marathon-success-for-industry-execs/
http://www.lightfund.org/
https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/