Cartoon Network Enterprises Announces New Product Licensees, New Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Steven Universe And We Bare Bears Merchandise Coming Soon

Cartoon Network Enterprises Announces New Product Licensees, New Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Steven Universe And We Bare Bears Merchandise Coming Soon

During this week (Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th May) was the 2018 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas and Cartoon Network Enterprises has been busy making deals and have added some new product licensees for some of its most popular properties such as the The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears and Adventure Time.

The Powerpuff Girls is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a full series this year, with the promise of new episodes, events and products that will continue into next year. In terms of new product licensing partnerships for Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls property, Champion has made a deal to launch a limited-edition collection in fleece and heritage silhouettes which will be released in Autumn 2018. Mondo Tees will introduces a range of Powerpuff Girls themed pins and high-end print and Mattel will launch a Powerpuff Girls Barbie fashions range which will be available worldwide ready for Christmas 2018.

In Latin America, Brazilian flip-flop sandals brand – Havaianas will be releasing Powerpuff Girls themed products for kids and adults from July this year. During this month, personal-care products company – Cremer will launch a range of Powerpuff Girls products. Personalised book company – Dentro da Historia will be launching personalised Powerpuff Girls children’s books this month. Coconut water brand – Amazonia will be launching a Powerpuff Girls themed drink very soon.

Over in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), there will be more Powerpuff Girls themed clothing. Cartoon Network Enterprises has made deals with Sabrina Pilewicz (women’s handbags in Poland), Undiz (nightwear and underwear in France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Russia and the Middle East) and Textiss (a nightwear and underwear product-line in France). British fashion designer Katie Eary will launch a premium clothing collection available worldwide this Autumn, the same collection was unveiled at London Fashion Week in February. Bizuu will be introducing a new Powerpuff Girls athleisure collection in Poland.

In a statement regarding the new Powerpuff Girls products, Pete Yoder, Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises for North America said:

“Fans have been following the adventures of The Powerpuff Girls for 20 years and with these fresh new products, they can continue to showcase their passion for the brand. All of our partners captured the Powfactor of this enduring brand, and we are thrilled to share this milestone anniversary with them.”

For Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, FAB Starpoint has signed up to produce Ben 10 themed backpacks. For We Bare Bears, appropriately named skateboard apparel and accessories – Grizzly Griptape has signed up as a licensee, Toy Factory has made a deal to produce plush toys, Funko has made a deal to make We Bare Bears Funko POP! vinyl figures and Concept One Accessories has agreed to offer We Bare Bears accessories, luggage and bags.

PopSockets has signed up to offer Steven Universe accessories, while Accutime has made a deal to expand its Adventure Time watch range.

Boomerang USA DC Super Hero Girls Special Premieres Spring 2016

Boomerang USA DC Super Hero Girls Special Premieres Spring 2016

Boomerang USA DC Super Hero Girls Special Premieres Spring 2016

According to Toy News International, Boomerang USA will premiere a 44-minute DC Super Hero Girls special this Spring, the animated special is made in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation and Mattel’s Playground Productions. The DC Super Hero Girls animated special will feature female characters from DC Comics, including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl. Also, DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts will appear on the Cartoon Network App in the United States.

The new animated special will promote DC Comics/Warner Bros’ and Mattel’s latest toy, clothing and accessories range of the same name and will be sold exclusively at Target in the United States. Also, a DC Super Hero Girls App will be released this month, enabling the user to experience the DC Super Hero Girls universe, featuring video clips and games.

Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment, President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products and President & Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment made this statement regarding the DC Super Hero Girls exclusive retail deal with American retailer Target:

“It’s time for girls to get their capes on and envision themselves as strong, powerful and connected beings at the center of their own superhero story, and DC Super Hero Girls provides a brand-new, robust universe to do just that. The toys, dolls, action figures and books that are rolling out at Target this spring, combined with the fun animated series currently online, feature stories of empowerment, inspiration and optimism that are relatable to girls. This program is changing the face of superhero culture, and we are really proud of that.”

Cartoon Network Latin America Renews Broadcast Rights To Mattel Content


Today (14/04/2015), it was announced that Turner Broadcasting System Latin America has renewed a deal with Mattel to air content based on their toy properties. Over 800 minutes of new content has been acquired including webisodes and movies which began airing on Cartoon Network Latin America, Boomerang Latin America, Cartoon Network Brazil and Boomerang Brazil in March 2015.

Three new CGI animated 75-minute Barbie movies: Barbie in Princess Power, Barbie in Rock N Royals and Barbie and her Sisters in The Great Puppy Adventure have been acquired. The deal with Mattel also includes two new CGI Monster High movies: Monster High: Haunted and Boo York, Boo York and two CGI specials of Hot Wheels: Team Hot Wheels: Skill to Thrill and Team Hot Wheels: Build the Epic Race. Also included in the broadcast rights is three 44-minute CGI Max Steel movies: The Wrath of Makino, The Dawn of Morphos and Maximum Morphos.

Claudia Scott-Hansen, group director for broadcast at Mattel made this statement regarding the renewed broadcasting rights deal.

“The kids entertainment industry in Latin America is rapidly growing, and Cartoon Network and Boomerang are premiere kids’ destinations at the helm of this expansion. Recognizing the continued appetite for Mattel’s programming in Latin America, we are not only pleased to offer our content to young fans, but also to continue this working with a dynamic partner who truly understands the children’s space.”

Pablo Zuccarino, Vice President and channel manager at Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast Latin America also made this statement regarding the renewed deal.

“We are honored to continue our partnership with Mattel to offer their renowned children’s properties in Latin America. We feel the high-quality programming they produce for boys and girls nicely matches the kind of fresh and fun entertainment experience that viewers can expect form Cartoon Network and Boomerang.”