SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
SUTIKKI ANNOUNCES BEST IN CLASS ARRAY OF UK SOFT GOODS LICENSEES FOR LANDMARK BBC SERIES ‘MOON AND ME’
Blues, Amscan, Cooneen, Misirli, VMC Accessories to Develop New Moon and Me Apparel, Nightwear, Underwear, Dress-Up and More
LOS ANGELES AND LONDON – September 27, 2017 – Sutikki, the kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment, today announced new partnerships with four leading UK soft goods licensees for Moon and Me, the new preschool series from Andrew Davenport (Teletubbies, In the Night Garden).
Today’s announcement adds a group of industry leading partners focused on delivering best in class licensed soft goods in the UK. The growing list of Moon and Me partners in the UK join global partners Hasbro and Scholastic, who became key licensees earlier this year. These partnerships are being managed by Sutikki’s UK office under the supervision of Stephen Gould, Territory Head for the UK and EMEA, in conjunction with Sutikki’s co-founder, Andrew Kerr.
The partners announced today include Blues, who take a lead role for brand developing outerwear, daywear and swimwear; Cooneen and Misirli, who will create licensed nightwear, socks and hosiery; and Amscan (whose wholly-owned subsidiaries include Christy’s & Travis), who will produce children’s dress-up and costumes. Additionally, VMC Accessories will create a host of licensed seasonal accessories tailored to the brand.
“Moon and Me lends itself perfectly to clothing, accessories, and dress-up, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the quality of this next group of licensed partners,” said Gould. “We will continue to bring the best licensees to the table for the brand in the weeks and months ahead as we look to ensure that the consumer product experience for Moon and Me is the best that it can possibly be in the UK and around the world”.
About Moon and Me
Moon and Me (50x22’) was developed by Davenport, the creator of award-winning global preschool franchises Teletubbies and In the Night Garden. Inspired by well-loved tales of toys that come to life when nobody is looking, Moon and Me is the comical story of a special friendship between two characters from completely different worlds. Moon and Me will combine the latest production methods with traditional storytelling, comedy and music to create a beautifully constructed picture-book world especially for today’s preschoolers. Moon and Me will premiere on BBC’s CBeebies in the UK in 2018. It is being produced by Sutikki and Foundling Bird, with Sutikki overseeing global distribution and merchandise licensing.
Sutikki — Japanese for sticky — is the new kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment. Founded in 2016 by executives Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr, Sutikki (www.sutikki.com) creates, produces, distributes and merchandises compelling content built for today’s kids aged 2-11. Sutikki believes in the power of story and its ability to drive commercial success globally.
About Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment (BBE) is an Emmy® award-winning entertainment content and technology company. With studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Toronto, BBE produces animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks. This includes Bob's Burgers, the Primetime Emmy®-winning FOX series with Twentieth Century Fox Television; Comedy Central series Legends of Chamberlain Heights; among many others. With creative thinking, disruptive content and innovative technology at its core, BBE is dedicated to extending its reach to new audiences through its digital; Sutikki (kids); content rights; and live events, merchandise and brand management business units. BBE can be followed across social media channels @bentoboxent.
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