Monica's Gang To Become Monica And Friends In The USA

largeMonica's Gang is one of the most successful comics around, and certainly America's best selling comic.

It just happens to mostly sell in South America.

Brazil to be specific, around 400,000 an issue, though a recent "kiss" cover issue saw it sell half a million a couple of years ago. An animated version airs on the Brazilian Cartoon Network. And yes, it's about Monica. And her gang of friends.

But it seems that the publisher, Mauricio de Sousa Producoes, is looking… northwards.

Monica's_gang_ENAnd has registered a new trademark in the US for a title with less criminal associations, Monica And Friends, including the visual above.

Downloadable computer programs and games

Comic books; children's activity books; posters; hardcover books, 3D books, and manuals all in the field of animation, comics, and storytelling; greeting cards; diaries; calendars; rubber stamps

Indoor and outdoor clothes, namely, dresses, shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets, sweatpants, playsuits, pajamas, pants, overalls, shorts, gloves, mittens, snowsuits, suspenders, and Halloween costumes; socks; underwear; hats; footwear; hosiery; swimwear

Indoor and outdoor toys, namely, play blocks, balloons, bath tub toys, marbles, slumber and play tents, puppets, model train sets, skateboards, roller skates, water squirting toys, wind-up, pull-back and friction powered figurines, toy vehicles, kites, playground and sports balls, disc toss toys, yo-yos, horse shoes for recreational purposes, paddle ball, badminton sets, play bowling games, ride-on toys, pedal cars, swimming aids, namely, swim rings for recreational use, inflatable and play swimming pools for recreational use, surf boards, play houses, jigsaw, cube and manipulative puzzles, chess sets, hand-held electronic games, throw target games, play three-dimensional viewers and projectors, play kitchen and baker's toys, board games, trading, playing and flash cards; dolls; plush toys

Entertainment services, namely, production of animated motion pictures and animated television series; Games accessible online via a computer network (non-downloadable)



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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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