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Mattel Named Master Toy Licensee Ahead of the Highly Anticipated Theatrical Release of the Eighth Chapter in the Fast & Furious Saga

Fast and Furious

As audiences rev up for the upcoming release of the highly anticipated eighth chapter in the global fan-favorite Fast & Furious movie phenomenon, NBCUniversal Brand Development and its NBCUniversal Consumer Products business unit today announced plans to expand the range of merchandise inspired by the multi-billion dollar franchise. One of the most popular …

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‘Finding Dory’ Finds Box Office Records

Thirteen years after Finding Nemo first hit theaters, Pixar and Disney’s sequel Finding Dorymade a gigantic splash at the box office, landing the biggest domestic opening of all time for an animated title with $136.2 million from 4,305 theaters. It’s also the only animated movie to crack the overall list of top 20 …

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Cartoon Network Enterprises Unveils Expanding Portfolio at Licensing Expo 2016

powerpuff-girls

Cartoon Network Enterprises 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 …

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Activision Blizzard Studios Expands Pioneering Skylanders Franchise Into Television

Skylanders

Activision Blizzard announced that “Skylanders Academy,” the first production by Activision Blizzard Studios—its newly created television and film studio—will premiere in Fall 2016 on Netflix. “Over the last five years, millions of families around the world have welcomed Skylanders characters into their homes. Now, they’ll be able to watch their …

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Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 Highlights Upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Releases

Mario Party

Nintendo showed off a variety of games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems during its Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 broadcast today, including a new game in the Mario Party series, an original action-adventure RPG IP for Nintendo 3DS, a sequel to Nintendo eShop hit BOXBOY! and the surprise launch of Rhythm Heaven Megamix. Here’s a quick …

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Nintendo Gives Players Unprecedented Freedom of Adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild represents the next great boundary-breaking adventure from Nintendo. The game marks a new pinnacle for the franchise, and Nintendo gave the world its first look at the immense, living and breathing world of the Wii U version of the game at the E3 video game …

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‘The Conjuring 2’ Scares Off Box Office Competition

In a relatively weak box office weekend, James Wan’s sequel to 2013’s record-breaking supernatural thriller summoned up $90.350 million at the worldwide box office, making The Conjuring 2 #1 in its opening weekend in North America and expecting to be #1 internationally, outside of China. New Line and Warner Bros.’ spooky The …

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‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Coming to Select Movie Theaters July 25

 The dark journey into insanity begins as “Batman: The Killing Joke” gets the big-screen treatment for one night on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time. Fathom Events, in partnership with Warner Bros., is teaming up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and …

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Warner Unveils ‘Suicide Squad’ Licensing

This summer, Super-Villains will take over in the highly anticipated big screen action adventure Suicide Squad, marking the theatrical debut of some of the most beloved bad guys in the DC Universe, including Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Katana and Enchantress, and bringing back to the big screen one of the …

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Batman: The Killing Joke To Premiere At Comic Con

Continuing a decade-long tradition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will host the World Premiere of its latest DC Universe Original Movie – this time, the highly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke – on the Friday night (July 22, 2016) of Comic-Con International in San Diego. The premiere will spotlight the …

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