The Licensing Awards 2015: property Category finalists announced

The finalists in all of the Best Licensed Property categories in The Licensing Awards 2015 have been announced. They were arrived at as a result of nominations canvassed from an extensive panel of experienced retailers and licensees.

“The finalists in the licensed property categories are a true reflection of the strength of this dynamic industry. The contenders fanfare an array of properties from across the spectrum – from relative newcomers from the world of music and new media right through to true stalwart brands that wield the power of their heritage,” commented Ian Hyder, joint managing director of Max Publishing, owner of
The Licensing Awards and The Licensing Source Book. “To properly reflect the immense licensing activity that hails from the film world, a dedicated award which celebrates this joins the line-up.”

Best Preschool Licensed Property


• Fireman Sam
• The Gruffalo
• In The Night Garden
• Paw Patrol
• Peppa Pig
• Thomas & Friends
• The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Best TV Licensed Property


• Adventure Time
• Breaking Bad
• Doctor Who
• The Great British Bake Off
• My Little Pony
• The Simpsons
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Best Film Licensed Property


• Frozen
• Jurassic World
• Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron
• Minions
• Paddington
• Transformers: Age of Extinction

Best Sports Licensed Property


• Arsenal Football Club
• Chelsea FC
• England Rugby
• Liverpool Football Club
• Manchester United Football Club
• Rugby World Cup 2015
• Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Best Music or Celebrity Licensed Property


• 5 Seconds of Summer
• The Beatles
• Jamie Oliver
• Jane Asher
• One Direction
• Orla Kiely

Best Gaming or New Media Licensed Property


• Angry Birds
• Candy Crush
• Metal Gear Solid
• Minecraft
• Plants v Zombies
• Pokémon
• Skylanders
• World of Warriors

Best Brand Licensed Property


• Britvic Brands
• Happy Jackson
• Kellogg’s Vintage
• Shopkins
• Smileyworld
• Ted Baker
• V&A

The Classic Licensed Property Award

(This is for properties that are over 10 years old. The winning property will enter the Classic Hall of Fame and join previous winners, Thomas & Friends in 2014, The Beano in 2013, Mickey Mouse in 2012 and Star Wars in 2011)


• Barbie
• Batman
• Doctor Who
• Me to You
• Mr. Men and Little Miss
• My Little Pony
• Sesame Street
• The Simpsons
• Spider-Man
• SpongeBob Squarepants

The winners of all the Best Licensed Property Awards categories will be revealed (alongside the winners of the Product Awards and Marketing Communication Award, the finalists of which have already been revealed) at The Licensing Awards event on Tuesday 15 September, which will take place in The Great Room at London’s prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel.

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