American Marketing Enterprises Inc., Centric Socks LLC, Children’s Apparel Network, and Jay Franco Help Popular Brand ‘Roar’ at Retail Nationwide Starting Spring 2020
It’s Ginormous! Gigantosaurus, the laugh-out-loud new CGI animated preschool series from Cyber Group Studios, airing daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, is extending all the Cretaceous-era fun of the hit show to a range of “dino-mite” apparel and soft home fashions. Making their way to retail beginning spring 2020 are series-inspired introductions from American Marketing Enterprises Inc. (“AME”), Centric Socks LLC (“Centric”), Children’s Apparel Network, and Jay Franco. These soft lines partners follow on the tail of master toy licensee JAKKS Pacific, whose debut offerings will begin arriving at retail this fall.
“We are thrilled to welcome our first group of soft lines licensees to the Gigantosaurus family, joining JAKKS and our award-winning publishing partner, Templar Publishing,” said Richard Goldsmith, President & CEO of Cyber Group Studios USA. “Each of these companies is a recognized market leader in their respective category and work with some of the biggest-name licenses in the business. All are well-suited to help us make a huge impact in the preschool space with Gigantosaurus.”
“We are delighted to have such top-tier licensing partners onboard for Gigantosaurus,” said Jason Korfine, Partner, Licensing Street LLC, licensing agency for the brand in the U.S. “We look forward to working with these standout companies to translate this series’ instantly-relatable dinosaur characters, fun-filled adventures and positive messages for preschoolers into an exciting array of offerings that will further strengthen fans’ connection to the popular show.”
The upcoming range of apparel and soft home goods will provide kids and families with fresh opportunities to embrace the rich world of Gigantosaurus. The new offerings for kids ages 3+ include:
- AME – sleepwear
- Centric – hosiery
- Children’s Apparel Network – tees, hoodies, sportswear
- Jay Franco – bedding, bath accessories, beach towels, travel items, and room décor
Gigantosaurus, which is based on Jonny Duddle’s bestselling book of the same name and directed by award-winning director Olivier Lelardoux, stars four fiercely-fun dinosaur friends – Rocky, Bill, Tiny and Mazu – who take preschoolers on exciting, comedy-filled adventures as they dare to be themselves and explore the world beyond their nests. In every episode, the curious young dinosaurs explore the mystery of “Gigantosaurus” – the biggest, fiercest dinosaur of all. They embark on a quest, facing their individual fears and working together to solve a problem. As the inquisitive Mazu, playful Tiny, timid Bill, and courageous Rocky aim to learn more about Gigantosaurus, they discover that they each have something to learn from him, too!
With its distinctly lush look, the series captivates young audiences with a vast array of dinosaurs and true-to-the-period flora and fauna. From long-necked Brachiosaurus and huge Triceratops to verdant jungles, raging rivers, and the tallest trees, the wondrous world of Gigantosaurus invites preschoolers to dig in!
Gigantosaurus launched on Disney Channel in the U.S. on January 18, 2019, and less than two months later was added to the Disney Junior line-up as well. The series will debut worldwide on Disney this year in most territories and premiere on Netflix in 2020.