OCTOBER 2, 2018
SUTIKKI ANNOUNCES FIVE NEW UK LICENSEES FOR
ANDREW DAVENPORT’S PRESCHOOL SERIES ‘MOON AND ME’
New Licensees to Develop Electronics, Bikes, Furniture, Wooden Toys and More
LOS ANGELES AND LONDON – October 2, 2018 – Sutikki, the kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment, today announced a variety of new partnerships with five leading UK-focused licensees for Moon and Me, the new preschool series from Andrew Davenport (Teletubbies, In the Night Garden). These partners include
Hti Group, Rainbow Productions, Orange Tree Toys, V-tech and Worlds Apart.
Today’s news follows Sutikki’s announcements last year to partner with leading brands such as Hasbro and Scholastic as well as a plethora of “best in class” UK-based licensees. Partnerships with each brand are being managed by Sutikki’s UK office at Pinewood Studios under the supervision of Territory Head for the UK and EMEA Stephen Gould, in conjunction with company’s co-founder Andrew Kerr.
With a focus on the expansion of Moon and Me consumer products, each licensee will develop new merchandise or host branded events. Merchandise will include bikes, scooters, foot to floor, battery operated ride ons, skates, novelties and character cases by children’s toy manufacture Hti Group; infant and toddler electronic learning toys created by V-Tech; and GoGlow lighting (including GoGlow Pal,GoGlow Magic etc), ReadyBed, seating, beds, furniture, play tents, ball pits from Worlds Apart. Additionally, Orange Tree Toys will design and develop classic childhood traditional wooden toys and Rainbow Productions will hold costume character meet & greets with
Moon and Me’s audience.
“We are excited to announce the expansion of Moon and Me’s consumer products in the UK ahead of the series’ premiere on BBC’s CBeebies kids channel,” said Gould. “With 40 UK-based licensees now on board, in addition to our global partners Hasbro and Scholastic, Sutikki has strongly positioned Moon and Me to be one of the leading children’s brands in the UK and globally for the years to come.”
About Moon and Me
Moon and Me was created by Davenport, who has created, produced, written and composed music for some of the most successful, award-winning, global preschool franchises. Inspired by well-loved tales of toys that come to life when no one is looking, Moon and Me breaks new ground in its technical, visual and conceptual ambition, and will create an exceptional new benchmark of quality and integrity for its young, global audience. It combines the latest production methods with traditional storytelling, comedy, and music to create a beautifully-constructed, picture-book world that will delight young children around the world.
Sutikki — Japanese for sticky — is the kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment. Founded in 2016 by executives Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr, Sutikki (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. It is currently in production on its first preschool program, Moon and Me, scheduled to premiere on the BBC’s CBeebies channel and NBCUniversal’s Universal Kids later this year. It has also launched Kuroba!, a new proprietary and patented toy-based brand, at retail with Playmates Toys, with animated content available on YouTube.
About Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment (BBE) is a multiple-time 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 on FOX; Brickleberry and Legends of Chamberlain Heights on Comedy Central; The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special on NBC; Paradise, P.D. and The Who Was? Show on Netflix; Glove and Boots on YouTube; among many others. Additionally, BBE (bentoboxent.com) has produced music videos with artists including Coldplay. With creative thinking, disruptive content and innovative technology at its core, BBE is dedicated to extending its reach to new audiences via its digital, content rights, live events, merchandise, brand management and Sutikki (kids and family) business units. BBE can be followed across social media channels @bentoboxent.
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