Aardman has signed a number of new licensing deals for its preschool stop-motion animated series Timmy Time.
The company has signed a number of partnerships in the United Kingdom, including: Golden Bear for wooden toys, Cooneen Textiles for nightwear and underwear, DNC UK for tableware and drinkware, Character World for bedding, RJ Jarret for children’s footwear, Roy Lowe & Sons Ltd for children’s socks, William Lamb for children’s slippers and Wellingtons and Danillo for cards and calendars.
Other international agents include Super RTL for Germany, Kidz Entertainment for Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, Haven Licensing for Australia and TF1 for France.
Vivid Imaginations has already been secured as master toy partner and will be launching products for fall and winter 2009. Egmont has picked up U.K. and Commonwealth publishing rights, and Titan Magazines will produce a monthly comic for the U.K. and Ireland.
Aardman has also a strategic relationship with HIT Entertainment in the United States, which has been expanded to include the consumer products roll-out of Timmy Time in North America in all key categories.