Coolabi Group strengthens Clangers line-up with Corsair, Apples to Pears and Demon Music Group
Independent international media group and rights owner Coolabi Group today announces deals with a raft of new licensing partners, signifying a move into additional categories for the already hugely successful Clangers brand.
Corsair, Apples to Pears and Demon Music Group will develop products in categories including toiletries, crafting and music, strengthening the portfolio of licensees for the BAFTA award winning new series of Clangers.
Corsair has come on board to develop toiletries and gift sets for Clangers, which will be available in the UK and Ireland from Autumn/Winter 2016.
Terry Lamb, Buying Director, Corsair comments, “We’re very pleased to be working with Coolabi and are delighted to have taken such a great property. Clangers is a classic, wonderfully reinvented for today’s audience. We’ve had great feedback from our customers and we’re having a lot of fun working on the range.”
Apples to Pears will develop an arts and crafts range and gifting products including Clangers in a Tin, a Knit Your Own Clanger Kit, a Chocolate Making Kit, and an Astronomy and Stargazing Kit. The products will officially launch at Harrogate Gift Fair in July 2016.
Mark Wash, Creative Director, Apples to Pears, comments: “We are delighted to join forces with Coolabi to introduce our exciting new Clangers Collection to add to our existing successful ‘Gift in a Tin’ range.”
Adding further weight to the portfolio of licensees, Demon Music Group has been signed by Coolabi to release popular tunes and records straight from the episodes, available to buy digitally from Spring 2016.
Adrian Sear, Demon Music Group, comments: “We are thrilled to be representing top children’s property, Clangers, on behalf of Coolabi. The iconic buy soma overnight fedex brand joins our extensive range of children’s music product and we’re looking forward to releasing the tracks this year.”
Valerie Fry, Director of Licensing at Coolabi, comments: “Clangers now has 23 licensees across all major categories. The signing of the hugely well respected Corsair, Apples to Pears and Demon Music Group represents the appeal of the Clangers brand across a diverse range of categories”
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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.