Weekly E-News, Issue #146, January 31, 2006


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United Media Is Tickled About New Client

United Media will represent the U.S. licensing rights for Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!
in a new deal with Collingwood O?Hare Entertainment. Licensing plans for the
program that airs on Cartoon Network?s Tickle U block initially will focus on
toys, publishing, and videos. Additional categories such as gifts, packaged
goods, stationery, HBA, and domestics also will be targeted. As the program
continues to develop, United Media will seek promotional opportunities and
electronic partners.

SBG/b EQUAL Jumpstarts Biz with New Deal

SBG/b EQUAL inked a deal with Knowledge Adventure to distribute the company?s
entire new children?s branded interactive TV DVD games worldwide. The titles,
due in May, are based on Knowledge Adventure?s JumpStart franchise. The
third-party distribution deal also marks the launch of SBG/b EQUAL?s new
worldwide publishing arm.

WBCP Teams with McFarlane Toys

Warner Bros. Consumer Products will work with McFarlane Toys to create a line
of Hanna-Barbera action figures due on shelves in the summer and continuing
through the fall of 2006. McFarlane initially will concentrate on characters
such as Fred Flintstone, Tom and Jerry, and Quickdraw McGraw with individual
pieces retailing for $12 and box sets priced at around $22.

In other news, WBCP appointed Promotional Partners Worldwide the licensing
sub-agent to represent the 2006 FIFA World Cup in the Greater China and
Southeast Asia region, specifically Thailand.

Robocop Collectors Targeted with Replica Lines

MGM Consumer Products and Sci-Fi Metropolis will bring Robocop to life with a
line of museum-quality, limited-edition replicas. Robocop, Cain, and ED 209
each will be available in full- and half-size replicas. The full-size robots
will range from $5,500 to $18,000.

FremantleMedia?s Got Game

FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide inked deals with DVD Pro and Circle Plc for
DVD games. DVD Pro will create games based on Play Your Cards Right (UK, Eire,
France, Spain, and Italy) and Blankety Blank (UK and Eire), while Circle
acquired rights for The Price Is Right (UK, Eire, France, Spain, and Italy) and
Blockbusters (UK and Eire). The games will be available at retail in October.
In a separate agreement, FLW licensed rights to the UK?s largest digital pay
television platform, Sky, to create an interactive TV game based on Strike It
Rich. The game, currently in development, will replicate the show?s format and
is expected to launch toward the end of this year.

In other news, Catherine Mackay, a 10-year veteran of FremantleMedia, decided
to leave the company to become CEO of a new Internet search engine. Gary Carter
was appointed to the newly created position of creative officer, new platforms.

New Cartoon Network Series Is Out of This World

Marathon Animation will partner with Cartoon Network on Team Galaxy with 52
half-hour episodes planned. The series is a mix of CGI and 2-D animation set in
the ?coolest high school in the universe, Galaxy High, where the students are
trained to become space marshals.? A licensing push is planned to coincide with
the launch of the new series with a full spectrum of products including toys,
books, and interactive games.

Elvis Is Fabric of New Licensing Initiatives

V.I.P. by Cranston launched a new fabric collection called ?Elvis Lives? in
partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Inspired by Presley, the line
is a faithful translation of a mix of photo realistic and graphic images on
graphic-patch backgrounds offered in both bright and muted colorways. The new
collection debuts this month at fabric stores and fabric departments and is
suitable for apparel, crafting, and home d

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