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ON-BOARD TO BOLSTER NORTH AMERICAN LICENSING PROGRAMME
“The forthcoming release of the Angry Birds movie is a seminal moment in our company’s history and we look forward to working with our new partners to build compelling consumer products programs in the movie window and far beyond!” – Randi Spieker, VP, Consumer Products Licensing and Retail for North America
Las Vegas, NV – 9th June 2015 – Rovio Entertainment returns to International Licensing EXPO with news of a flock of new best-in-class anchor partnerships that will bolster the Angry Birds North American licensing program ahead of the launch of Angry Birds, the first full-length movie from the franchise that is set for worldwide release in May 2016.
Spin Master joins games partner Hasbro and newly announced LEGO in the toy category taking the rights for figures, environments, remote control and action games whilst the Commonwealth Toy and Novelty Company extends its hugely successful relationship with Rovio by adding multiple new plush lines that will hit the sweet spot of younger Angry Birds fans.
New apparel partners Hybrid and Freeze lead the charge to retail with on-trend fashion collections that will harness the pop culture appeal of the Angry Birds brand amongst men, women and children.
Sleepwear specialist Komar is on board for pajamas and loungewear and kids will have access to a new collection of backpacks, bags, lunch kits, luggage, headwear and cold weather accessories from Accessory Innovations.
In the personal care category Dr. Fresh, one of the world’s fastest growing oral care companies, will be launching a variety of new Angry Birds products designed to encourage healthy dental hygiene. Hero items from the range include the Firefly Angry Birds Mouth Rinse that features a fun pump modelled on the character’s head, a no mess rinse cup and it is bubble gum flavoured whilst being sugar and alcohol free.
“We look to build our brands with longevity by developing licensing strategies that prioritize quality and innovation and by working with leading partners that reflect our vision, dynamism and ambition,” explained Randi Spieker, VP, Consumer Products Licensing and Retail for North America. “The forthcoming release of the Angry Birds movie is a seminal moment in our company’s history and we look forward to working with our new partners to build compelling consumer products programs in the movie window and far beyond!”
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About Rovio Entertainment Ltd
Rovio Entertainment Ltd, the creator of Angry Birds™ is a global industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland that creatively combines digital with physical, breaking the boundaries of traditional content delivery. What started as a casual game in 2009 became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it is a worldwide known entertainment brand reaching out into publishing, licensing, animations, books and location based entertainment. Rovio's animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July, 2016. www.rovio.com
About Spin Master Ltd.
A multi-category children's entertainment company, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994 and is recognized as a global leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for award winning, innovative brands including action phenomena Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, Spin Master Games™ and the 2015 Toy of the Year, Zoomer™ Dino. In 2013 Spin Master acquired the international Meccano™ brand and has re-launched the brand with the iconic Meccanoid G15 KS™, introducing robotics and embracing the global Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) movement. In 2015 the company expanded its reach within children's media and entertainment, launching SpindoTV, a YouTube channel dedicated to broadcasting Spin Master Entertainment’s original television and media properties, including the hit animated preschool series, PAW Patrol™. Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Canada, the United States, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Bratislava, Germany, Holland, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Japan. Spin Master products are available through its eCommerce website: shop.spinmaster.com