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17-19 July 2024 | National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Shanghai, China

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China To Get Garfield World Activity Centers

QQ截图20151117172725.jpgThe Garfield brand is expanding its presence in the Chinese market as
L.A.-based MCM Group picks up the rights to develop themed children’s
education and activity centers throughout the world’s most populous
country.

Branded Garfield World, the centers will offer kids ages one to 14 a range of educational and entertainment experiences.

The deal was inked with Paws, Inc., a privately held US company and
the sole owner of the copyrights and trademarks for Garfield characters.
Paws was founded in 1981 by Garfield creator and cartoonist Jim Davis.

Further support for Garfield World in China is provided by MediaLink
Entertainment, the Hong Kong-based Asian licensing representative for
Garfield. Paws partnered with MediaLink in 2010 to groom and grow the
brand and its licensing program in China. Last year, MediaLink organized
more than 20 large-scale mall events in various parts of the country,
and the company intends to develop a crop of Garfield promotions and
campaigns around the launch of Garfield World.

Source: kidscreen