LIMA Unveils 2019 International Licensing Awards Nominees

The Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has announced its 154 nominees for the 2019 International Licensing Awards. LIMA’s nominees were selected from a panel of nearly 150 executives from 18 different countries, narrowed down from 622 submissions spread across 19 different countries.

Nominated companies came from a wide range of industry verticals including apparel, automotive, toys and video games. Harry Potter, Fortnite and Jurassic World are well-represented, with nominations for products and promotions inspired by animation & kids faves like The Simpsons, My Little Pony and Sesame Street as well.

“This elite group of nominees is truly representative of the global licensing community, showcasing the creativity and innovation that is part of our industry’s DNA,” says Maura Regan, president, LIMA.

Winners will be chosen by a LIMA member vote in the coming weeks, and top vote earners will be announced on June 4 during the Licensing Expo 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The awards ceremony and networking event is free for all Licensing Expo attendees.

A complete list of nominees is available here.

Entertainment/Character – Animated
Boonie Bears (Fantawild Animation)
L.O.L. Surprise! (MGA Entertainment)
Miraculous (ZAG Inc.)
Peppa Pig (Entertainment One)
PJ Masks (Entertainment One)
Rick and Morty (Cartoon Network)
The Grinch (Universal Brand Development)
The Gruffalo (Magic Light Pictures)

Entertainment/Character – Live-Action
Harry Potter (Warner Bros. Consumer Products)
JoJo Siwa (Nickelodeon)
Jurassic World (Universal Brand Development)
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood / Brand Central)
Shark Week 30th Anniversary (Discovery Inc.)
Yedaz Bollywood Madness (Shemaroo Entertainment

Apparel & Accessories
Accutime Watch (L.O.L Surprise! Watch)
Bombas Socks (Sesame Street Socks)
Coco de Mer (V&A Luxury Lingerie & Nightwear)
Cyrillus (Harry Potter Children’s Wear)
Paul Dennicci (The Very Hungry Caterpillar / The World of Eric Carle Infantwear)
Pull & Bear (Stranger Things Apparel Range)
Spirit Halloween (Fortnite Costume & Accessories Range)

Appliances, Automotive, Hardware
ION Audio (Ford Mustang LP Record Player)
Kids Embrace (DC Comics Batman Combination Booster Seat)
Pro-Ject Audio Systems (The Beatles Turntable)
Select Brands, Inc. (Marvel Iron Man Coffee Maker)
Spin Master Moonlite (Eric Carle Storybook Projector)
Williams-Sonoma Inc. (Harry Potter Range)

Toys, Games, Novelties (0-12 y.o.)
Bonkers Toys (Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg)
Headstart (Sesame Street Feature Plush)
Jazwares (Fortnite Llama Loot Pinata)
Jazwares /Surge Licensing (Feisty Pets)
Lego (Harry Potter Range)
Lego (Jurassic World Range)

Apps, Software, Video Games
Frontier (Jurassic World Evolution Game)
Kano (Harry Potter Coding Kit)
Ludia (Jurassic World Alive AR Game)
Scopely (WWE Champions Mobile Game)
Tastemakers, LLC (Arcade1Up)
Wildworks (Ryan’s World Mobile Game)

Health & Beauty Aides
ASOS (Crayola Beauty Range)
Boots UK (Harry Potter Range)
Centric Beauty (Hershey’s Kisses Lip Balm)
Centric Brands LLC (Jurassic World Dinosaur Egg Jumbo Bath Fizzie)
Convenience Co. Ltd (Keith Haring Sexual Health Products)
Glamglow (My Little Pony Glittermask GravityMud)
Sally Hansen (Jelly Belly Nail Care Line)

Home Décor
Crate & Kids (Sesame Street Furniture and Décor Range)
Del Conca (Felix the Cat Ceramic Tiles)
Dorel Home Furnishings Inc. (Cosmo Living by Cosmopolitan)
Lagardère Active Enterprises (Elle Décor Collection)
Pottery Barn Teen (Harry Potter Furniture and Décor Range)
Sofa Workshop (V&A Sofa Collection)

Publishing, Back-to-School
Carlton Books (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom AR Children’s Book)
Hachette (Albert Einstein / Max Einstein, The Genius Experiment)
Insight Edition (Harry Potter Pop-Up Guide)
Moleskin (Super Mario Notebook & Stationery Range)
Penguin Random House (Tasty latest & greatest Cookbook)
Quadrille / Hardie Grant Publishing (Cath Kidston Notebook & Stationery Range)
TYPO (Harry Potter Stationery & Gifting Range)

Toys, Games, Novelties (13+ y.o.)
Asmodee Group / Endemol (Black Mirror: Nosedive Boardgame)
Bacon Company (Sesame Street Pet Toys)
Funko (Warhammer 40,000 Figurines)
Hasbro (Fortnite Monopoly)
Maxx Marketing (Harry Potter Real Talking Sorting Hat)
USAopoly (The OP) (Thanos Rising / Avengers: Infinity War)

BEST BRANDS
Grateful Dead (Warner Music Artist Services)
Keith Haring (Artestar)
Smiley (The Smiley Company)
The British Museum (Alfilo Brands)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar / The World of Eric Carle (Eric Carle Studio, LLC / The Joester Loria Group)
V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Digital, Apps
Brown & Friends (LINE Friends)
emoji ® (emoji company GmbH)
Five Nights at Freddy’s (Scottgames)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
World of Tanks (Wargaming Europe)
Wuhunagwanshui (Yijanjuzhou Culture Co. Ltd.)

Best Licensed Promotion
Amazon’s Jurassic World Delivery (Universal Pictures)
A Wizarding World Holiday at Chan (Warner Bros. Consumer Products / Changi Airport Group)
Home Alone Again (20th Century Fox / Google Assistant)
LINE Friends Day (JD.com Group)
Miniature Collectables Unga &Coles (Unga & Coles)
Planet or Plastic? (National Geographic)
Shimajiro x Japan Airlines “Let’s Fly & Grow Together” (Benesse Corporation, Japan Airlines)
The Simpsons & Krispy Kreme D’ohnut (20th Century Fox / Krispy Kreme Australia / Merchantwise)

Best Licensed Collaboration
Harry Potter Swarovski ® Collection (Warner Bros. / Swarovski Crystal / The Carat Shop)
Hello Kitty x Converse (Sanrio / Converse)
Hershey’s x LeSportsac (The Hershey Company, CAA-GBG)
Louis Vuitton & The Wizard of Oz (Warner Bros. Consumer Products)
Sydney Opera House & Sheridan (Sydney Opera House Trust / Hanes Brands Inc. / Untapped Agency)
The Peanuts Global Artist Collective (Peanuts Worldwide)
Transportation for London x adidas Original (Transport for London / Adidas / TSBA Group)
UNIQLO’s KAWS x Sesame Street (Sesame Workshop / Uniqlo / KAWS / IMG Japan)
Vans & Van Gogh Museum (Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam / Vans / Moxie)

Best Experiential or Location-Based Initiative
Camp Master Chef (Campus Cerdanya / Endemol Shine North America)
Hello Kitty Fun Run 2018 (Sanrio / Total Running / Tycoon Enterprises)
Hello Kitty Grand Café (Sanrio)
Jurassic World VR Expedition (Universal Brand Development / Dave & Busters / The Virtual Reality Co.)
Peppa Pig (Merlin Entertainments / Entertainment One)
Sesame Street Pop Up 50 (Sesame Workshop)
The British Museum “A Journey through Time” (Alfilo Brands)
The Trolls Funhouse (The Sudden Impact! Entertainment Co. / Dreamworks / Dreamworld Australia)
Warner Bros. Classic “Get Animated Invasion” (Warner Bros. Consumer Products)

Entertainment/Character Brand Initiative
Galéries Lafayette (Wizarding World)
Guess EU (Miraculous)
Primark (JoJo Siwa)
Riachuelo (Stranger Things)
Spirit Halloween (Fortnite)
Target (Minecraft)
Walmart (Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom #JWUnleashed)
Walmart (Ryan’s World)

The Newcomer Award
Fortnite (Epic Games)
Harry Potter Coding Kit (Kano)
BT21 (LINE Friends)
Tasty + Walmart Goodful + Macy’s (Buzzfeed)
Summer Palace (Beijing China Cultural Tourism and Creativity Co. Ltd.)
Arcade1Up (Tastemakers)
Elumi GmbH (AEG/Electrolux Group)

Glamglow (My Little Pony Glittermask GravityMud)

Glamglow (My Little Pony Glittermask GravityMud)

Lego (Jurassic World Range)

Lego (Jurassic World Range)

Uniqlo KAWS x Sesame Street

Uniqlo KAWS x Sesame Street