Weekly E-News, Issue #166, June 20, 2006



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Cartoon Network Enterprises Taps Mattel as Master Toy
Licensee


Cartoon Network Enterprises is busy building the licensing program for its
original programming, signing an exclusive, long-term global toy partnership
with Mattel, Inc. The multi-year, multi-property deal is the first time the
network has licensed its brand in the U.S. and covers properties for ages 6 to
11 and a first-look option on all newly created original series and
programming. Under the agreement, Mattel will have licensing rights to multiple
toy and game categories including vehicles, action figures, playsets, role-play
items, board games, puzzles, and youth electronics for the Cartoon Network
brand, as well as shows including Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends; The
Powerpuff Girls; Camp Lazlo; Ed, Edd 'n Eddy; The Grim Adventures of Billy
& Mandy; the newly launched My Gym Partner's a Monkey; and The Life &
Times of Juniper Lee. Existing relationships for other original series will
remain unaffected by the deal. Products for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
will hit shelves first in 2007 followed by others for Ed, Edd 'n Eddy; Camp
Lazlo; and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.

DIC Entertainment Touts New Movie and President

Strawberry Shortcake comes to theaters in October in Sweet Dreams, the
property's first full-length feature film via a deal between American Greetings
Corp., DIC Entertainment, and Fox Home Entertainment. The CGI-animated film
will reintroduce the Purple Pie Man character who has not appeared in more than
20 years. Lots of support is planned, including an exclusive with Toys "R" Us,
Webisodes on the Strawberry Shortcake Friendship Club Website, and e-cards at
American Greetings Website http://www.ag.com. DIC
and American Greetings, along with their partners, are introducing new product,
including a new toy line from Playmates Toys, DVD releases from Fox Home
Entertainment, new video games, a movie soundtrack, a national QSR promotion,
and the debut of the Strawberry Shortcake Baby program.

In other DIC news, Jeffrey Edell was named president and COO. The appointment
follows the decision of DIC's former president and COO, Brad Brooks, to return
to investment banking with a position he accepted at Imperial Capital. Brooks
will act as a consultant to DIC's senior management in finance and strategy
assessment.

Bob the Builder Inspires Traveling Museum Exhibit

Bob the Builder brings his can-do attitude to kids nationwide with the first
hands-on Bob the Builder-Project: Build It Traveling Museum Exhibit at The
Children's Museum of Indianapolis, which opened Saturday, June 17. The
2,000-square-foot exhibit, sponsored by Delta Faucet Co., replicates elements
from Bob the Builder's world in Sunflower Valley, inviting exploration,
inspiring teamwork, and bringing "eco-friendly" building themes to life for
children and families. The exhibit will visit 30 major markets including The
Children's Museum of Manhattan in New York and The Royal Alberta Museum in
Edmonton, Canada, through 2011.

University Games Develops First-Time Licensing Push for Colorforms

University Games is sticking to a comprehensive licensing initiative for
Colorforms with Panic Entertainment Groupe, Inc., signed on as exclusive
licensing agent. Targeted categories include kids' room d

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