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.