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Nerd Corps Inks Deal with Key Licensees and Agents for “Slugterra”

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via Nerd Corps press release:

Nerd Corps inks deal with Key Licensees and Agents for Slugterra

Boys action-comedy property poised for full global consumer products rollout starting spring 2013

Vancouver, Canada (October 4, 2012) — Nerd Corps Entertainment has inked deals with several key licensees and licensing agents to represent its newest boys action-comedy property around the world. The television series begins its global rollout on Disney XD this fall with consumer product launches starting spring 2013, including a toy line from Jakks Pacific.

“We’ve had a tremendous response to Slugterra because it’s a high quality property that hits so many of the key drivers for boys ages four to nine,” said Juli Boylan, Head of Global Consumer Products at Nerd Corps. “It’s got all the hallmarks of an evergreen property—transformation, collectability, battling and dueling with a strong play pattern.”

Licensing agents now representing Slugterra include:

  • Compania Panamericana de Licencias (CPL) in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Megalicense in Russia
  • Elastic Rights in Spain, Portugal, France, Greece and Turkey
  • Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) in the UK, Ireland and Benelux
  • Haven in Australia and New Zealand

In addition, several licensees have scooped up the rights to the brand in key categories in North America including:

  • Hybrid Apparel for t-shirts, twofers, fleece tops, tank tops, beanies and thermal tops in the US and Canada
  • Mad Dog Concepts for the boys sleepwear category in the US including pajama sets, sleep pants, long shorts, boxers and sleeved blankets
  • Shout! Factory for home video in the US and its territories

“We’re thrilled to be working with the team at Nerd Corps on Slugterra, a property with such intrinsic appeal to boys,” said Vickie O’Malley, Managing Director at CPLG UK. “Brand Licensing Europe will be our launch pad for the brand, and we look forward to talking about opportunities with licensees across all categories.”

“Hybrid Apparel is extremely excited to be partnering with Nerd Corps Entertainment on the upcoming Slugterra franchise,” said Derrick Baca, VP or Licensing and Business Development at Hybrid Apparel. “We believe that this property is particularly unique and separates itself from what is currently available in the market. Hybrid Apparel is ready to ‘Slug it out’ in 2013 and beyond!”

“We are delighted to be in business with Nerd Corps and this wonderful property with such strong partners and potential both on- and off-screen,” said Ignacio Orive, President of Elastic Rights. “We believe it will become a big success in southern Europe and continue to deliver over time.”

Nerd Corps Entertainment continues to secure additional licensing agents and licensees for territories and categories around the world, and lock down additional terrestrial broadcast. The property will be presented at Brand Licensing Europe in London, UK, and full episodes will be showcased at MIPJunior in Cannes, France.

About Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc.

Nerd Corps Entertainment is a privately held IP creation, development, production, and distribution company based out of Vancouver, Canada, with offices in Toronto, Canada. The company’s mandate is to produce stylistically innovative animated projects for television, online, and mobile based on a solid foundation of creative and exceptional storytelling. Working in a state-of-the-art studio with highly skilled artists and production staff, Nerd Corps’ expertise in creative development and execution covers all aspects of property generation and management, from development and production to distribution, marketing, interactive and licensing. The studio’s award-winning stable of productions includes original series Slugterra, Storm Hawks, League of Super Evil and Rated A for Awesome, as well as Dragon Booster for Alliance Atlantis and Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5, Max Steel and Monster High for Mattel, Inc. Visit

About Slugterra

Choose your ammo… Slug it out! Slugterra is an epic sci-fi comedy adventure set deep underground, where the ammo’s alive and only the quick survive! In this luminous, high-tech, underground world every cavern holds a new adventure, new battle and weird little slugs to be discovered. Eli Shane is determined to be the greatest slugslinging hero of them all. To do it, he’ll need to collect and train an army of little critters called slugs. When these magical creatures are fired at 100 MPH out of a high-powered blaster, they transform into powerful battle beasts! The adventure follows Eli and his team of friends as they explore the caverns, challenge rivals and each other to duels, upgrade their cool gear, and generally have a blast in this never-before-imagined underground world. But there is a very real threat to Slugterra; Dr. Blakk is seeking to “ghoul” the slugs, transforming them into feral mindless weapons! No one has been able to stand up to Blakk’s powerful ghouls and army of henchmen… until now!
39 x 22 minute episodes + 39 x 1-minute Slugisodes.

About CPLG

CPLG is one of the world’s leading entertainment and sport licensing agencies with offices in the U.S., Canada, UK, Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Korea and Japan. CPLG, the licensing arm of Cookie Jar, has more than 35 years of experience in the licensing industry. CPLG’s often-imitated company structure provides each of its clients with dedicated licensing, marketing and industry professionals and a fully-integrated design, legal and accounting service.

About Hybrid Apparel

Hybrid Apparel is a privately held apparel company based out of Cypress, California, with offices in New York City and Bentonville, Arkansas. Hybrid Apparel services a multitude of customers via designing, merchandising, developing, producing and distributing private label, branded and licensed apparel to all tiers of distribution. Hybrid’s humble beginnings started in 2000 in the back of a print shop making and selling printed tee shirts. Fast forward to today; Hybrid has evolved into a full service apparel house. Hybrid specializes in all classifications in sportswear- from knits and woven bottoms and tops, to tees and accessories. In addition, we are building best in class global and national brands along with entertainment and licensed properties that have made us the industry leader in brand and license management.

About Elastic Rights
Elastic Rights is an independent company specialized in the integrated management of multimedia brands and content geared towards children, youth and family audiences in Spain, Portual, Italy, Greece, Turkey and France. Elastic designs the best marketing strategy for each brand and develops it across the board (TV, home entertainment, publishing, toys, merchandising & licensing, Internet, music, sales and retail promotions, etc.) by teaming up with the best local strategic partners.

About Compania Panamericana de Licencias (CPL)

Compania Panamericana de Licencias (CPL) is the most important promotional and licensing agent in Latin America (Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean), with offices in 12 countries. With more than 30 years of experience, CPL specializes in providing complete advertising and marketing services, such as the granting of rights for the use of characters in brands and products as well as the design of integral promotional campaigns.