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Aardman not sheepish about success

Bristol, UK-based Aardman Animations continues to rack up broadcast and licensing deals for Shaun the Sheep.
February 11, 2008

Bristol, UK-based Aardman Animations continues to rack up broadcast and licensing deals for Shaun the Sheep.

Stop-motion Shaun the Sheep (40 x seven minutes) has landed a spot on 24/7 animation channel Teletoon Canada and deals with RAI (Italy), RTE (Eire), RUV (Iceland), RTV (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Fox TV (Serbia), Slovak TV (Slovakia), LRT (Lithuania).

Home video rights, meanwhile, have been snapped up by KBS Media (Korea), Media Way (Poland), LNK (Portugal), Concorde (Germany), CNR/Tabtoo (Netherlands) and Grand Entertainment (Croatia).

Licensing agency Biplano is also now on board to rep the property in Spain and Portugal and Aardman is on the hunt for merch and licensing partners territories not yet covered.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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