Bulldog Licensing is bringing classic Brit kids properties Bill and Ben and Andy Pandy back to the marketplace, targeting both current and grownup fans of the shows.
Still part of CBeebies lineup, the programs originally aired as part of the BBC’s Watch With Mother schedule in the 1950′s.
For the collector’s market Robert Harrop will produce high-quality resin figurines based on the original look of each show. Slotz will continue to cater to collectors with garden ornaments based on the cheeky flowerpot-dwellers Bill and Ben.
For fans of the current shows, Bulldog has signed on Lazzati to create apparel featuring both Andy Pandy and Bill and Ben and 2Entertain to release the current Bill and Ben on DVD. Later this year there will be further licensing activity in publishing, homewares, canvas wall art and other collectibles.