MAN OF STEEL,
Animated Fare is All That and More!
The smash hit television series, The Looney Tunes Show, produced by WBA, has kicked off its second season with an ACME bang on Cartoon Network as the characters' antics continue to surprise and delight new generations of fans. WBCP continues to support the timeless entertainment of the classic Looney Tunes, the all-new popular animated television series, and the WBA-produced theatrical shorts distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, with global licensees bringing the timeless appeal to exciting toy lines. US master toy licensee The Bridge Direct ignites the program with a multi-category product line of plush, figures, playsets and vehicles. In the UK, Character Group was recently announced as the master toy partner for Looney Tunes to bring a new collection of interactive motion sensor plush that utilizes sound, light and touch technology, in addition to a line of construction playsets, figures and traditional plush. Globally, licensee Allegre HKM provides a range of plush product. Also supporting the Looney Tunes are Rubie's Costume Co.; Pressman Toy with puzzles; Lansay with a colorful plush assortment; Bestway presenting an assortment of inflatables; and Trefl and Hasbro with puzzles; among other licensees. French technology manufacturer EMTEC continues to offer its popular line of Looney Tunes-inspired USB flash drives, of which one million were sold in less than a year, and has released its new range of USBs and a Looney Tunes MP3 player.
Scooby-Doo and the Gang continue to entertain and engage fans worldwide with a robust range of toys from global master toy licensee Character Group with their popular collectible figures, vehicles, playsets, and construction sets, available exclusively at Toys R Us in the US and throughout the EMEA region. Additional licensees supporting Scooby-Doo include the Mattel Hot Wheels brand; Rubie's with fun, Scooby Gang costumes; Pressman Toy offering an exciting games and puzzles collection; Trefl with puzzles; and NKOK with its R/C motorized vehicles in the US and Lansay with its cool remote control car in France, all supporting the property and WBA's Cartoon Network series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. As part of the Scooby-Doo fun, WBCP has extended the Zoinks Points to continue incorporating them into programs with new and refreshed opportunities to collect points.
WBCP is also excited to support the recently announced new animated television series The Tom and Jerry Show, from WBA, with Jazwares continuing as Hanna-Barbera master toy partner in North America, and including The Tom and Jerry Show in its future product roll-out. Giochi Preziosi will continue to represent the brand in Western Europe and Turkey as master toy partner for the Tom and Jerry property and the new television series with a toy range including figure assortments, play sets and action games. Tom and Jerry will also see support from such licensees as Rubie's for costumes; Trefl for puzzles; Allegre HKM for plush; and more.
WBCP Tunes Into TV Licensing
Television licensing is another key component of WBCP's diverse portfolio, featuring current and classic hits being supported by licensing toy and collectible programs designed for the fans and collectors. WBCP is excited to showcase a wide spectrum of niche offerings for many hit series, including teaming up with Cryptozoic Entertainment for trading cards based on The Big Bang Theory, Fringe and The Vampire Diaries.Cryptozoic will also showcase the Mystic Warlords of Ka'a trading cards the CCG card game played by Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj in The Big Bang Theory. Cardinal Industries, Inc. will showcase the successful The Big Bang Theory Fact or Fiction Trivia Game: Fan Edition, which incorporates more than 400 trivia questions submitted by fans, and will also reveal exciting new additions to The Big Bang Theory roster, including a dice game, UNO co-brand and other games inspired by the hit series.
As the #1 scripted series on network television among Adults 18-49 and #1 comedy among Total Viewers, The Big Bang Theory continues to garner a wealth of licensing support, including partners Quantum Mechanix with show-inspired maquettes; Wonderland Toys with character dolls; Commonwealth with gifts and novelty; Funko with stylized figures and bobbleheads; and a co-branded Clue game with USAopoly.
Other WBTV partnerships include The Vampire Diaries collectible dolls with Tonner, featuring a new collection based on the 1860's character costumes; smash series The Voice and Sakar Electronics; and Emmy-winning shortform comedy series Childrens Hospital, with Funko bobbleheads.
About Man of Steel
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder. Man of Steel is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are serving as executive producers. The film is slated for release beginning June 14, 2013 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
About The Hobbit Trilogy
Under the direction of Peter Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey features a screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo Del Toro. Jackson is also producing the film, together with Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weiner and Fran Walsh. The executive producers are Alan Horn, Toby Emmerich, Ken Kamins and Carolyn Blackwood, with Boyens and Eileen Moran serving as co-producers.
New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Present a WingNut Films Production, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. All three films in The Hobbit Trilogy, also including The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and the final film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, are productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM.
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