LIMA Unveils Award Nominees

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has revealed the finalists for its annual International Licensing Awards.

April 6, 2018

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Winners of the annual International Licensing Awards will be announced at Licensing Expo this May.

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has revealed the finalists for its annual International Licensing Awards.

The International Licensing Awards recognize outstanding creativity and performance in all major segments of licensing. The winners will be announced at Licensing Expo, May 23, in Las Vegas, Nev.

“The LIMA Licensing Awards program recognizes outstanding performance across a range of categories throughout the global licensing industry,” says Charles Riotto, president, LIMA. “The level of excellence exemplified in this year’s submissions was truly impressive and it is a testament to the impact LIMA members are having all around the globe.”

This year’s nominees include:

Licensed Program

Art & Design

  • Andy Warhol–The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

  • Debra Valencia–Debra Valencia/The Brand Liaison

  • Matthew Williamson– Matthew Williamson/Beanstalk

  • Pets Rock–Takkoda/multi-agency

  • Selfies–Howard Robinson Illustration

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar/The World of Eric Carle–The Very Hungry Caterpillar/The World of Eric Carle/The Joester Loria Group

  • V&A–Victoria and Albert Museum


  • Beekman 1802–Beekman 1802/Brand Central

  • Jonathan Adler–Jonathan Adler Enterprise

  • Kelly Ripa HOME–22 Broad LLC (dba Kelly Ripa)/Beanstalk

  • Open Hearts by Jane Seymour–Jane Seymour Designs/Retail & Marketing Solutions

  • Paris Hilton–Paris Hilton Entertainment/Beanstalk

  • Scott Living–Scott Living/CAA-GBG Global Brand Management

Character/Toy Brand

  • Barbie–Mattel

  • Care Bears–American Greetings Entertainment

  • “DC Super Hero Girls”–Warner Bros. Consumer Products

  • Mr. Men Little Miss–Sanrio/Haven

  • Peter Rabbit–Penguin Random House

  • Shopkins–Moose Toys/The Licensing Shop

  • The Gruffalo–Magic Light Pictures

Corporate Brand

  • Energizer–Energizer Brands/Beanstalk

  • Girl Scouts of the USA–Girl Scouts of the USA/The Wildflower Group

  • HGTV Home–HGTV (Scripps Networks)/Beanstalk

  • National Park Foundation–National Park Foundation

  • Scotts/Miracle-Gro–The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company/Seltzer Licensing Group

  • Transport for London’s IP Portfolio–Transport for London (London Transport)


  • “Angry Birds”–Rovio Entertainment

  • “Five Nights at Freddy’s”–Scottgames/Striker Entertainment

  • “Jiang Hoo”–Perfect World

  • “Kanahei’s Small Animals”­­–Yurutto/TV Tokyo Communications Corporation

  • Line Friends–Line Friends Corporation


  • DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls–Universal Brand Development

  • “Elena of Avalor”–Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

  • Marvel’s “Ultimate Spiderman”–Marvel & Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

  • “Masha and the Bear”–Animaccord

  • “Paw Patrol”–Spin Master

  • “Peppa Pig”–Entertainment One

  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”–Nickelodeon

Film/Television/Entertainment–Live Action

  • AMC’s “The Walking Dead”–AMC Network/Striker Entertainment

  • Deadpool–Marvel & Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

  • KISS–KISS/Epic Rights

  • Marvel’s Captain America Civil War–Marvel & Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story–Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media

  • “Star Trek”–CBS Consumer Products

  • The Alien Franchise–Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products

Food and Beverage/Restaurant

  • Baileys–Diageo/Beanstalk

  • Coca-Cola–The Coca-Cola Company/Redibra (Brazil)

  • Corona–Constellation Brands/The Joester Loria Group

  • Krispy Kreme Doughnut –Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Corporation/Brand Central

  • Tapatio Hot Sauce – Tapatio Foods/Brand Central

  • Welch’s – Welch Foods


  • England Rugby–Rugby Football Union/CPLG

  • Kentucky Derby–Churchill Downs Racetrack/Fermata Partners

  • MLS & Clubs–Major League Soccer/Soccer United Marketing


  • PGA Tour–PGA Tour/CAA Sports/ Fermata Partners

Licensed Promotion

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice & Turkish Airlines–Warner Bros./Lisans A.S.

  • “Candy Crush” Soda and Milk Shakes at Johnny Rockets–King Digital Entertainment/Striker Entertainment

  • Do Something Out of the Box (with G.I. Joe & Subaru Australia)–Hasbro/Born Licensing

  • Peanuts Rock the Vote–Peanuts Worldwide

  • Top Cat/The Flintstones & Halifax Bank–Warner Bros. Consumer Products U.K. & Ireland

  • Trust the Experts in Near & Far–Sesame Workshop

Location-Based or Experiential Initiative

  • AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Permanent Attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood–AMC Network/Striker Entertainment

  • FriendsFest 2016 Experiential Event–Warner Bros. Consumer Products

  • Jurassic World: The Exhibition–Universal Brand Development

  • Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana–Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products/Viacom International Media Networks

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter/Hogsmeade at Universal Studios Hollywood–Warner Bros. Consumer Products.


  • Box Lunch–“Bob’s Burgers”

  • Hot Topic–Suicide Squad

  • Macy’s–DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls

  • PetSmart–The Secret Life of Pets

  • REI–National Park Service Centennial Mark

  • Torrid–“Outlander”

Licensed Products


  • Black Milk–Buff Monster Collection

  • Clark’s–V&A Footwear Collection

  • Coach–Mickey & Minnie Mouse/Disney Coach Collection

  • Coco de Mer London–Fifty Shaes Darker Lingerie Collection

  • Love & Madness–Star Wars The Madness Wrap

  • Puma–“Sesame Street” Collection


  • AC Worldwide–Star Wars Bluetooth Speakers

  • Global Mobile Communications–Dewalt MD501 4G Android Smartphone

  • HJC Helmets–Star Wars/Kylo Ren and Boba Fett Motorcycle Helmets

  • Pangea Brands–Star Wars Product Line

  • Reckitt Benckiser–Snuggle Air Wick Air Freshner

  • Select Brands–Disney/Pixar – Pixar Collection Slow Cooker

  • Swan Products–Miracle-Gro Ultra Lite and Scotts Max Flex Hoses

Digital–Apps, Software, Video

  • Ink & Salt–“ASL with Care Bears” App

  • Jollywise–“PJ Masks Moonlight Heroes” App

  • NextGames–AMC’s “The Walking Dead: No Man’s Lands” Mobile Game

  • Sega–“Total Warhammer” PC Games

  • Ubisoft–“Trolls: Crazy Party Forest!” Mobile Game

  • Whalerock Industires–NLFPA Player Emoji Collection


  • FEW Spirits–The Flaming Lips Brainville Rye Whiskey

  • Finsbury Foods–Shopkins Cupcake Queen Cake

  • GSRetail–Despicable Me Minion Milk/Minion Bread

  • Jack Link’s Beef Jerky–“Family Guy” Beef Jerky

  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts–Moana Macadamia Nuts

  • Pepperidge Far –Goldfish Crackers featuring Disney | Pixar Finding Dory

  • The J.M. Smucker Company–Pillsbury Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Baking Mixes

Health & Beauty Aids

  • Clinique–Crayola Limited Edition Chubby Stick Lip Balm

  • Firefly–Star Wars Rey Lightsaber Toothbrush

  • Hall & Associates Marketing–Pusheen the Cat Bath Fizzers

  • Lovehoney–Tokidoki Pleasure Product Collection

  • MAC Cosmetics–Good Luck Trolls Collection

  • OPI–Breakfast at Tiffany’s Collection

  • P&G China–“Sherlock” The Abominable Bride Oral-B Dual Treatment Toothpaste

  • Vision-Ease–Coppertone Polarized Lenses

Home Décor–Domestics, Furniture, Giftware, Textiles

  • Jay Franco & Sons–Shopkins Elevated Bedding Collection

  • Jay Franco & Sons–Star Wars Back-to-College & Adult Bedding

  • Rooms to Go–Star Wars Bedroom Suites

  • Pyramid International–Star Wars Welcome to the Darkside Doormat

  • The Northwest Company–NFL/The Cloud Throw

Publishing/Social Expression/Back-to-School

  • Blueprint Collections–Pusheen Stationery and Gift Collection

  • Bottleneck Gallery–“South Park” Limited Edition Screen Prints

  • hitRECord–National Park Foundation Color Your Park Coloring Book

  • IDW Publishing–“Star Trek” Comics – Boldly Go

  • Jast–Star Wars: The Force Awakens BB-8 Talking Pen & Musical Notebook with moving function and light effects

  • Paperchase–A-Z Paperchase Stationery and Gifting Range

  • Scholastic–Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes Novel

Toys/Games/Novelties/Role Play

  • Dynacraft–Disney Princess Carriage Ride-On

  • Fisher-Price–Imaginext DC Super Hero Friends – Super Hero Flight City Play Set

  • Funko–“Five Nights at Freddy’s” Figures, Plush and Collectibles Collection

  • Grammercy–NERF Dog Toys

  • Hasbro–DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Poppy Doll

  • Mattel–“DC Super Hero Girls” Action Figures

  • The Bridge Direct–C3 Shopkins Instructions

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