Exclusive: Lion Forge Animation Taps All-American Licensing for ‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder’

Products related to new animated series will hit the market in 2025.
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February 14, 2023

Promotional image for “Iyanu: Child of Wonder.” 
Promotional image for “Iyanu: Child of Wonder.” Lion Forge Animation

Lion Forge Animation has signed

All American Licensing & Management Group

(AAL) as the exclusive North American agency to develop a comprehensive portfolio of products tied to Lion Forge’s new animated television series “Iyanu: Child of Wonder.” The coming-of-age animation series is based on the graphic novel from Nigerian creator, Roye Okupe, and will premiere on HBO Max and Cartoon Network. 

AAL will pursue licensing deals across all categories including toys, games, collectibles, apparel, accessories, dolls, costumes, digital games, back to school, confections, among other products. 

“We are thrilled to bring ‘Iyanu’ to life with the All American Licensing team,” says David Steward II, founder, Lion Forge Animation.” Our mission to produce authentic, genuine content for audiences will only be amplified through our partnership with AAL. With this inclusive production portfolio and this licensing relationship, we will have the opportunity to bring even more diverse experiences to children

across North America.” 

The “Iyanu: Child of Wonder” products are expected to launch in spring 2025. 

“We are honored to work with the Lion Forge team and look forward to bringing new and innovative Iyanu products to the marketplace,” says Don Rothwell, partner, All American Licensing. “‘Iyanu’ is one of the most highly anticipated children's action animated series and we’re excited to develop a range of licensed consumer products.” 

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