UnknownBoxLunch Releases an Exclusive BOB’S BURGERS Funko Pop! In Partnership with Feeding America® to help provide meals to people in need.

20th Century Fox Consumer Products celebrated National Cheeseburger Day, Sept. 18, by announcing a wide assortment of merchandise around the acclaimed FOX series BOB’S BURGERS. The eighth season of BOB’S BURGERS kicks off Sunday, Oct. 1 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX with a special episode that will feature animation inspired by fan-created artwork.

Following up last year’s Cheeseburger Day celebration, Fox Consumer Products teams up once again with BoxLunch, a cause-driven pop-culture gift store, to showcase BOB’S BURGERS merchandise and help provide meals to people in need. A limited edition Tina Funko! Pop Vinyl Figure debuted today for National Cheeseburger Day and is now available exclusively at BoxLunch stores and BoxLunch.com.

The Tina Funko! Pop collectible retails for $12.90 and each purchase will donate a total of 11 meals to Feeding America – 10 meals coming directly from the sale of each figure, plus an additional meal that is donated for every $10 spent at BoxLunch. This campaign takes place during Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month™, which brings attention to the reality of food insecurity in the United States and promotes ways for individuals across the country to get involved in the fight to help end hunger.

AKC logo CMYK BWThe duo will license a variety of health and wellness products for pets.

 

G Mason Group and The American Kennel Club (AKC) have formed an agreement to license a variety of health and wellness products for pets. The product categories will include: vitamins and supplements, dental hygiene, and grooming tools.

"We are very excited to add The American Kennel Club to the amazing lineup of brands in our portfolio offerings," said Gregory Jemal, CEO of G Mason Group. "AKC is the ultimate authority on dog health and safety, so it was a natural fit to match up this amazing brand with these product categories as the trend for healthy pets continues to increase in awareness and demand.”

The new product lines will launch during Spring 2018 at retailers nationwide.

Julia Jensen HeadshotThe global communications leader is responsible for developing and spearheading communication strategies for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. 

Julia Jensen has been named Senior Vice President of Publicity and Communications for Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP).

Recognized as a global communications leader, Jensen brings more than 20 years of experience to her new role where she will be responsible for developing and spearheading communication strategies that position WBCP as a high-performing industry leader, and propel consumer engagement and awareness for its best-in-class brands and franchises. 

As Senior Vice President of Publicity and Communications, Jensen will collaborate with partners cross-divisionally and externally to drive public relations efforts for global licensing, retail, and promotional programs across all WBCP products and experiences.

“Julia is a highly accomplished communications executive, who will be an essential asset to our team as we continue to drive meaningful brand engagement with our fans,” WBCP President Pam Lifford said in a release. “Our division has been experiencing a time of exciting transition and growth and I couldn’t be more excited to work alongside Julia to shape and communicate our narrative with key stakeholders.” 

Unknown 1Seltzer Licensing Group will work closely with the American Greetings Entertainment licensing team to identify new opportunities in the food, beverage and HBA categories.

American Greetings Entertainment, the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings, has tapped New York-based Seltzer Licensing Group to expand the iconic Care Bears™ brand in the food, beverage and health & beauty aid categories.

Seltzer Licensing Group will continue to drive the brand message around caring and sharing in these categories where there is a strong emotional affinity with the Care Bears’ multi-generational fan base at grocery, drug, and mass retailers, according to a press release.

Additionally, Seltzer Licensing Group will work closely with the American Greetings Entertainment licensing team to identify new opportunities in the food, beverage and HBA categories, building on an already successful program that focuses on bringing color, caring and fun, to products such as baked goods, snacks, and frozen novelty items. Anniversary successes in 2017 include a collaboration with Sprinkles Cupcakes, which saw the boutique bakery top their cupcakes with a Care Bear-decorated fondant.

“Millennial moms who grew up with the Care Bears love and trust the brand, kids are all about the collectability of the toys and young adult hipsters can’t get enough of our Care Bears lifestyle products,” says Janice Ross, Business Development and Head of Global Licensing. “With the expertise of Seltzer Licensing Group, we look forward to continuing the momentum in the food and beverage arena.”   

“Having just celebrated the 35th anniversary, Care Bears continues to delight fans of all ages with new product offerings,” says Stu Seltzer, president and founder of Seltzer Licensing Group. “There are very few brands that reach both parents and children alike, and Care Bears has established itself as a timeless, evergreen brand. We at Seltzer Licensing Group are excited and honored to be working with such an iconic brand.”

image002The new animated series will air weekday mornings on the New Zealand network.

SUNRIGHTS INC. has licensed the first season of BEYBLADE BURST, its new animated series, to New Zealand’s TVNZ. 

Per the agreement, brokered by the New York City-based entertainment rights management company’s Australian/New Zealand agent The Fusion Agency, BEYBLADE BURST will air on the network weekdays at 7:30 a.m.

The BEYBLADE BURST series premiered over the summer and has posted impressive ratings for the government-owned national broadcaster broadcasting in New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region.

The new animated series, created by d-rights inc. and produced by OLM, introduces viewers to Valt Aoi, who is crazy about Beyblade, the phenomenally popular spinning top that has been fueling competitions from schoolyards to global tournaments for over a decade.

“TVNZ’s vision for delivering content in an effort to fully serve the needs of its audience resonates with our goals for BEYBLADE BURST, and we are very excited to enter into this mutually beneficial relationship with a network that is renowned the world over for its proactive programming,” SUNRIGHTS INC.’s Managing Director Kaz Soeda said in a release.

The BEYBLADE BURST property is fortified by a product line from Hasbro, which features a dynamic “burst” component, bringing more excitement to the successful battling play pattern. Fans can elevate their physical play to a digital playing field by scanning their BEYBLADE BURST tops into the BEYBLADE BURST app (available in the App Store and Google Play) allowing them to customize and battle with their collection digitally with friends through local Wi-Fi.

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