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Timmy inks master toy and publishing deals

Aardman Animations has inked several new licensing partners for Shaun the Sheep's preschool spin-off, Timmy.
June 2, 2008

Aardman Animations has inked several new licensing partners for Shaun the Sheep’s preschool spin-off, Timmy.

UK-based Vivid Imaginations has acquired master toy rights and worldwide manufacturing rights for the series and will be launching plush, playsets, games, puzzles and outdoor toys for fall/winter 2009.

Egmont UK, meanwhile, has picked up UK and Commonwealth publishing rights, and Titan Magazines will be producing a monthly comic for the UK & Eire based on the property.

Currently in production, Timmy is scheduled for broadcast in 2009. The 52 x 10-minute stop-motion series has already been presold to Disney Channels Worldwide, including the US, and to CBeebies in the UK.

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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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