These brands bring exciting possibilities to the world of licensing. By creating successful programs we have been able to achieve powerful potential for both our brands and licensees. The brands we represent include:
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The Bob Ross Company was formed in 1981 and is an active behind-the-scenes organization that today celebrates over 30 years of operation, even after the death of Bob Ross in 1995. His company is as strong and dedicated as ever to his philosophy of bringing art to the masses, and letting his personality guide the daily lives of his friends and fans in a happy, positive way.
First published in 1968, the comic presented a critique of the establishment while satirizing counterculture. The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics sold over 40 million published in 14 languages. The titular trio — Freewheelin' Franklin Freek, Phineas Phreak, and Fat Freddy Freekowtski — have boogied and blasted their way through countless weed-wacked shenanigans that, no matter what the specific details, always come down to the Bros attempt to score schwag, charm the ladies, and outrun The Man… often with hilariously unsuccessful results.
Look for the new adult animated Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers series with an all-star cast, launching in 2020 on multi channels.
Lucha libre is an art form many call “Mexican professional wrestling,” but it is so much more than that. Lucha libre is considered both a sport, as luchadores are considered serious athletes and a spctacle, thanks to the theatrics and showmanship in Mexico. Lucha libre is an industry filled with colorful characters, memorable masks and real life superheros. And now, Masked Republic's Legends of Lucha Libre brand is the first "players association" of the biggest name ICONS, LEGENDS and SUPERSTARS of the lucha world including Rey Mysterio, Blue Demon Jr. and Solar.
The wise gypsy: The ever popular fortune teller machine seen throughout the world in arcades and tourist areas. The incredible fascination that has resonated for several decades continues to be one of the oldest and best selling arcade games. People love to have their fortune told and Zoltar is the iconic image identified with such fun.
Zoltar has been featured in numerous ad campaigns including Liberty Mutal, Subway Sandwiches and many more.
Booba is the sensational new YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes Star!!! Booba was just written up in the New York Times, as “One of the Top 5 Preschool Animated Shows” parents can enjoy watching with their children.
Booba is naïve, smart, clumsy, cunning, funny and serious. He does not speak, but emits sounds to express his emotions. He is like a child who explores the world with only joy and astonishment. He breaks thing around him unintentionally causing chaos everywhere he goes.
The growth of this property has been sensational. In its 1st year there were 1 Billion views and by the 2nd year there were 2 Billion – now in year 4 there are over 6 Billion views!! There are over 670 Million views on You Tube in the U.S. alone.
The major markets for Booba are the U.S., Russia, U.K., Germany, France, Korea, Japan, and The Netherlands. Firefly Brand Management is the North American licensing agent for the property. Cortex Toys has been signed as a new licensee.
Daisy and her friends live and play in the whimsical Rainbow Garden, where magic and nature come together. Inhabited by many interesting and multi-culturally diverse characters, at the center is Daisy, a flower-girl who wears a heart locket filled with enchanted pollen dust that helps her keep the garden blooming.
The program entertains while providing an environmental message for the very young as they go on each adventure, where there’s a lesson to be learned everyday about the relationships between all living things in the garden. Whether it’s singing, dancing, parties, or parades, there’s always something fun going on while learning life’s simple lessons.
Bendon Publishing and Dan Dee International have been signed as new licensees.
A beloved 70 year old brand and highly recognizable with a wide demographic. Vintage brands are experiencing a major resurgence and popularity and in addition to the nostalgia of this brand it highly resonates with the surf demographic. Hormel is also a Firefly favorite reaching back to the old vintage ads and campaigns that feature iconic logos and brands such as Dinty Moore Chili.
Skippy ® Peanut Butter, American’s Favorite Peanut Brand! Skippy ® has over 80 years of history with their:
Skippy ® peanut butter has been on market shelves for more than 80 years and is the top selling peanut butter brand. It is a brand that nearly every American knows by name, with 1 in 3 households having a jar of Skippy ® Peanut Butter, and surprisingly it has never been used for licensed products.
An entire industry has grown up around Mary Engelbreit, but it all began with a young girl who just wanted to draw pictures.
Once Mary focused her talent on greeting cards, success came quickly. As her card line grew in size and popularity, it drew attention from other companies anxious to license her artwork on a wide range of products including calendars, T-shirts, mugs, gift books, rubber stamps, ceramic figurines, fabric and a list that's grown to include nearly 6,500 products over the years, with more than $1 billion in lifetime retail sales.
Steve Kaufman was a charismatic pop artist, humanitarian, and pioneer of the Neo Pop Art. In his early years, Steve assisted Andy Warhol where he learned the art of silk screening. After leaving Warhol’s Factory, Steve evolved the art of silk screening by embellishing with oil paint and vivid colors that were embraced globally. He painted icons and trends that stirred the American spirit. Steve Kaufman’s commissioned art includes The Warner Brothers Stores, Campbell’s Soup Company, Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra and Hugh Heffner. The Practice, Bravo The Pawn Stars, Stan Lee, B.B. King, The Marilyn Monroe Estate and many more.Visit Steve Kaufman Online
The Quintessential English lifestyle brand with over 60 years of heritage has 88% awareness with women over 30. Laura Ashley is a global brand ranked 29th amongst all retail national brands. Current print ad campaigns include Coastal Living Magazine and Victoria. The Laura Ashley brand has over 100 licensees worldwide.
For more than a dozen years, an unassuming, quiet-spoken woman dominated Disney design. The stylishness and vibrant color of Disney films in the early 1940s through mid-1950s came primarily from artist Mary Blair. At its core, her art represented joyful creativity and communicated pure pleasure to the viewer. Her exuberant fantasies brimmed with beauty, charm, and wit, melding a child's fresh eye with adult experience. Blair's personal flair comprised the imagery that flowed effortlessly and continually for more than a half a century from her brush. Emulated by many, she remains inimitable: a dazzling sorceress of design and color. Current licensee: Pin Up Girl clothing vintage dresses.
Love is a syndicated comic strip that appeared daily in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. It all started with shy little love notes from Kim Casali to her future husband, Roberto. Each of these little notes involved a small drawing and a personal sentiment that perfectly captured Kim’s thoughts for the man she loved. She would hide these little drawings where he would least expect, sometimes tucked in a pocket or popped under his pillow and also send them to him whenever they were apart.
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“Love is a precious and delicate thing. Those who are loved should be honoured and those who can love are gifted.”
Emily the Strange came to life in the early 1990’s and quickly became a beloved icon all around the world. In her earliest years, Emily was a sharp-witted stranger, slinging philosophy and cultural observations in a series of hand-screened t-shirts and stickers. As her presence grew, Emily’s own story began to emerge in a series of gift books, a full range of apparel, stationary items, toys, comic-books, video games, and into a novel series for young adults.Visit Emily the Strange Online
Pink's is the ultimate Mom and Pop hot dog stand. It's a Hollywood love story, starting with Paul & Betty Pink selling hot dogs from a cart on a neighborhood street corner at La Brea & Melrose in 1939. Then the city fell in love with the tasty chili dogs and friendly service, and 80 years later, Pink's has become a Hollywood landmark and internationally famous, now operated by Paul & Betty’s family -- Richard, Gloria, and Beverly.
Chaney Entertainment, Inc. was formed in 1992 to preserve and perpetuate the Chaney Family history. The founder of the company, Ron Chaney, serves as CEO and president. To facilitate the corporations’ expansion and growth, his children Jennifer, Jaclynn and Creighton have joined their father to assist with future endeavors, bringing new ideas and reaching out to a younger audience.
Born February 4, 1962, Clint Patrick Black is an American country singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. Signed to RCA Records in 1989, Black’s debut album Killin’ Time produced four straight number one singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Track charts. Clint is married to Lisa Hartman.Visit Clint Black Online
Sara has had five #1 singles, sold millions of records, won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Award and claimed a Country Music Association trophy for her signature song, “Born To Fly.” She’s co-authored a trio of books for Thomas Nelson; Recipient of the national Crystal Cross award, Sara advocated on behalf of the Red Cross; became an active contributor to the community in Birmingham, Alabama, where she’s lived with husband Jay Barker for nearly a decade; and established a lifestyle blog — A Real Fine Place — that captures her flare for fashion, beauty and cooking.Visit Sara Evans Online
Pets Rock™ - Where pets meet celebrity in a quirky mash up of pop culture, cosplay and pets.
Launched in 2008 by London based design duo, Mark & Kate Polyblank, Pets Rock™ is a striking play on the enduring fascination with pets and the cult of celebrity.
Each character is a real pet, photographed and brought to life using a digital program where each element is illustrated - from the clothing to the hair - creating a unique piece of art for each character.
Pets Rock™ ... Does 'Rock!' ... around the globe.
I’m Cupcake! "See The Colors Around You...Not The Colors That Bind You!"" I’m a rescue dog and a service animal! Follow me & become a Sprinkle.
With her rainbow colored tail and her flashy pink car named Frosting, it was clear Cupcake's mission was to bring cheer to all those who need a little smile in life.
Orange County Choppers (OCC) is a world famous custom motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1999 by Paul Teutul Sr. At their facility based in Newburgh, NY, Paul Sr. and his team of custom fabricators design, engineer and manufacture unique forward-thinking motorcycles, built around a theme and, increasingly, for a broad spectrum of motorcycle enthusiasts around the world.
Orange County Choppers has been the center of the hit TV reality series “American Chopper.” American Chopper debuted in September 2002 and remains one of the longest running and most successful reality TV series in history. They continue to entertain millions of people worldwide on a weekly basis.
Firefly is proud to manage this popular global lifestyle brand with its US and Canadian licensing.
Geronimo Stilton is a worldwide success entertaining children all over the world with over 148MM books sold. Translated in 48 languages with more then 400 titles, Geronimo Stilton is a best-selling children's fictional series, published by Edizioni Piemme. Since 2000, the Italian publisher has produced more than 50 books. Due to the popularity of the series, US-based Scholastic Books began publishing English versions of Edizioni's books in 2004, and the Geronimo Stilton success broadened into the United States. Today, the series is an international best seller and inspires live productions throughout North America, as well as book signings by the main character, Geronimo. The series is targeted toward readers aged 6 to 12.
Geronimo Stilton is an animated series featuring the adventures of the most famous mouse journalist. Seasons 1 and 2 have been sold in more than 130 countries around the world, while the latest, and newest season, has already been sold in 60 countries and premiered in more than 30. The series is currently available on the popular Amazon and Netflix streaming platforms.
A curious and talkative bat, an adventure-loving girl and her two bigger brothers - one lazy and the other scaredy-cat - wander around Fogville, a little town that seems quiet… but is not quiet at all! The old buildings and narrow streets are filled up with vampires, ghosts and other scary creatures, and the distant shrieks you hear in the dead of night from the Whispering Woods are definitely not a promising sign.
Join Bat Pat and the Silver kids as they embark on a journey to help with the myterious happenings in Fogville; great fun is guaranteed!
Episodes available on Netflix and Amazon Video.
Spartan: The World's #1 Endurance Brand
Spartan Race fulfills the desire for authentic experiences on a growing global scale, operating in more than 30 countries worldwide. Both a professional sport for the world’s most elite endurance athletes and a participatory sport for athletes of all abilities, Spartan Race has been the leader of the pack and most influential brand to fuel the explosive growth of Obstacle Racing.
Spartan Race empowers individuals, friends and families around the world to realize their full potential. Whether seeking a personal transformation, a fun weekend away or elite competition, the Spartan experience galvanizes everyone in a spirit of camaraderie.
"I basically shoot everywhere I go. I would love to visit exotic locales and take wonderful images but I make do with whatever life throws in my path", says Chris Lord in an interview with Trillium Gallery.
Growing up in Brighton, England, Lord was attracted to a small museum/art gallery. The strange things he found there facinated him and influenced the things he is drawn to even today.