Cartoon Network Enterprises Broadens Portfolio with New and Expanding Licensing Partners Across Various Brands

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Consumer Products Programs Grow for Cartoon Network’s Ben 10,

We Bare Bears, Steven Universe and More

Cartoon Network Enterprises today announced the growth of its diverse portfolio, which includes extensive licensing programs for many of its popular brands. Fresh new products will be introduced from new and expanding licensing partners for Ben 10,We Bare Bears, Steven Universe and other Cartoon Network brands that fans have come to know and love. The announcement comes during the annual Licensing Expo gathering, held in Las Vegas, where the properties will be represented in the Cartoon Network booth, #D170.

“These new product offerings capture each of our brand’s identity and essence,” said Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises for North America. “From toys and collectibles to accessories and more, fans will find delight in bringing their favorite characters into their lives with these fresh and fun items.”

Cartoon Network debuted a fresh take on the beloved Ben 10 animated series in the U.S. in 2017, centered on fun-loving, 10-year-old Ben Tennyson. With season two premiering this past February, the series continues to deliver top ratings for the network. New Ben 10licensing partners include:

  • FAB Starpoint willoffer Ben 10inspired backpacks

We Bare Bears, the BAFTA award-winning series created by Daniel Chong that follows three bear brothers who are just trying to fit in and make friends, is currently in its hilarious fourth season. New licensing partners for We Bare Bears include:

  • Later this year, Grizzly Griptape, the iconic California skate lifestyle brand,will launch a collection of skateboard accessories and apparel based on We Bare Bears
  • Toy Factory will introduce a new collection of We Bare Bearsplush toys for outdoor and traveling amusement venues, as well as family entertainment centers
  • Funko will introduce new POP! vinyl figures for We Bare Bears this holiday season
  •  Concept One Accessories will offer a variety of We Bare Bearsaccessories, including adult and child-sized headwear, cold weather accessories, belts, wallets, luggage, backpacks and bags

Cartoon Network will also expand the licensing program for its Emmy-nominated fan-beloved series, Steven Universe:

  • PopSockets will offer a Steven Universe-themed line of the trendy phone accessory

The licensing program around the critically-acclaimed, award-winning and fan-favorite series Adventure Timecontinues to grow with new partners, including:

  • Accutime Watch Corporation will add to its robust collection with an expansion of timepieces and collections for Adventure Time. 

Several licensing partners will introduce new products across classic Cartoon Network brands. These partners include:

  • Titan Merchandise will launch their third wave of Cartoon Network 3" blind-boxed TITANS in August 2018. The “Cartoon Network Originals” TITAN collection features characters from The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Dexter’s Laboratory andAdventure Time
  • A&A Global Industries will offer vending and redemption novelty toys for Ben 10and We Bare Bears

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, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Mighty Magiswords, and We Bare Bears, as well asRick and Morty on Adult Swim.

Cartoon Network  is Turner’s global entertainment brand and the # 1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball. Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network is known for being a leader in innovation with its approach to engaging and inspiring kids at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its pro-social initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an acknowledged and often used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.

Cartoon Network is part of Turner, a Time Warner company that creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

 

Publicity Contacts

Amy Pfister / Cartoon Network

amy.pfister@turner.com

404-885-5843

Alli Matteo / Coyne PR

amatteo@coynepr.com

973-588-2232

 

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