Coolabi Group has chosen The Fusion Agency to be its L&M agent in Australia and New Zealand for stop-motion reboot Clangers. And the property’s preschool-focused consumer products program will kick off in the region through a toy distribution deal with Richmond, Australia’s Big Balloon, which has signed on to roll out a range of plush and plastic toys from master toy partner Character Options.
Coolabi Group will also leverage an existing global publishing deal with Penguin to bring Clangers-inspired books to market down under.
Clangers debuts in Australia later this month on CBeebies, and it will also be broadcast by Aussie pubcaster ABC in early 2016. The revitalized 52 x 11-minute series will also launch this summer in the UK (CBeebies) and in the US (Sprout).