This is my first time and a totally different area so please excuse me if the questions are too basic or stupid
I have an idea for a product for kids and I would like to use the existing licensed brands like spiderman, ninja turtles, power rangers, dora, etc....
My question is how do I go about finding information on licensed products and how to deal with them. I dont want like a company to make the product but rather would like to find out how to contact licensed product owners and find out what are the terms under which I can use the existing characters, etc. Is there a royalty that needs to be paid or how does it work? I hope I`ve explained myself, to be honest, I`m completely new to the business and legal aspects of copyright/licensing and all that stuff. If it works at all, eventually I think it will be a web based business.
Any help and advice to atleast steer me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.