Column by Rob Salkowitz
April 17, 2017
This brand profile may appeal broadly, but its corporate value is how it owns teenage and 20-something boys, a traditional gap in pre-expansion Disney’s market coverage.
Under License
April 17, 2017
IDW Publishing has been awarded a license by Disney Licensed Publishing for Star Wars comics aimed at younger readers.
Web Shorts, Toys, Books, More
April 14, 2017
Lucasfilm is launching Star Wars Forces of Destiny , a new IP featuring female characters, with web shorts and toys, followed by other products.
'Level Up!'
April 13, 2017
USAopoly will release the Super Mario Level Up! Board Game , a $19.95 game for 3-6 players.
Josh Brolin
April 12, 2017
Josh Brolin (pictured in Labor Day , above) has been cast in the role of Cable in 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool 2.
To President of Production IG USA
April 6, 2017
Longtime Production IG executive Maki Terashima-Furuta has been promoted to President of Production of Production IG USA, the company announced.
Man of Action to Write
April 5, 2017
The new Mega Man animated series will run on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and Family CHRGC in Canada, the distributors announced.
As 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Meet 'Usagi Yojimbo'
April 3, 2017
Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai will write and illustrate a one-shot cross-over story in which Miyamoto Usagi combines forces with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Production Underway
March 30, 2017
Warner Bros. has released the first image of star Cress Williams in the Black Lightning costume in which he’ll appear in the CW series.
Studio Ghibli Fest
March 30, 2017
GKIDS and Fathom Events are partnering on Studio Ghibli Fest, a six film series.
As Retailing Undergoes Rapid Change
March 29, 2017
Over 3,500 stores, many in malls, will close in the next few months.
As of April 1
March 27, 2017
Amazon will be charging sales tax in all states that have one as of April 1, the company announced.