Independent international media group and rights owner, Coolabi Group today announces a new deal with Ty UK Ltd, the world’s largest manufacturer of plush, for a brand new range of gift plush for the BAFTA award winning new series of the Clangers.
Following the show’s hugely successful launch on the UK’s CBeebies in 2015, Coolabi is delighted to announce this new partnership which will see Ty distribute a gift plush collection in selected retailers, in the UK and Ireland from Spring 2016.
Steve Gomez, Business Development Director of Ty UK Ltd said, “We are immensely proud to partner with Coolabi on this already hugely successful property on CBeebies, with Michael Palin as the UK narrator. As an American company, we are also hugely excited by the launch of the programme in the US, with the equally inspired choice of William Shatner as US narrator. We are honoured to be working on the brand and rolling out an impressive new product range for 2016.”
Valerie Fry, Director of Licensing at Coolabi comments “We are delighted to be developing a range of gift plush with Ty, which will complement the master toy range from Character Options. Ty’s reputation and experience speaks for itself so we are delighted to announce them as our partner.
2015 was an incredible year for Clangers. At launch it was the best performing children’s programme for the first half of the year and, in its current Bedtime Hour slot, it regularly outperforms the slot average share. With exciting new product lines and 26 brand new episodes coming too, 2016 is shaping up to be an amazing Clangers year too.”
*Barb, September 2015
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About Coolabi Group
Coolabi Group is a leading independent international media group and rights owner specialising in the creation, development and brand management of children’s and family intellectual property rights.
The group has particular expertise in books, television and digital.
Coolabi owns the rights in over 20 TV series and some 360 half- hours of programming; it has shows airing in more than 140 territories on channels including: ABC, Cartoon Network, CBeebies, CBBC, Clan / TVE, Disney, F5, ITV, Kika, Nickelodeon and Sprout.
Brands owned and represented by Coolabi include the much-anticipated remake of Clangers, currently airing on CBeebies, and Scream Street, currently broadcast on CBBC. Other properties include Beast Quest, Domo, Poppy Cat, Purple Ronnie and the Smallfilms’ properties Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine.
The group also creates original series fiction for publishers and has created some 100 published series, consisting of over 1,000 books, sold in more than 40 languages. Four of these series, Warriors, Beast Quest, Animal Ark and Rainbow Magic have sold over ten million copies each and Coolabi is currently working on brand extensions for some of these properties the latest example being the hit new Beast Quest mobile game, co-produced with Miniclip.