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SIMON’S CAT LAUNCHES IN LIDL

6 Jul - 2020

Endemol Shine Group announced that brand Simon’s Cat has partnered with Lidl for a branded pet product range

Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group announced that hit-animated brand Simon’s Cat has partnered with leading European retailer Lidl for a branded pet product range.

Simon’s Cat is a worldwide phenomenon, seen in over 100 countries, with 7 million fans on Facebook, 2 million followers on Instagram, and more than 1 billion views on YouTube.

The partnership sees Simon’s Cat branded products launch in Lidl stores this summer in the US and across 16 territories in Europe. Products include a scratcher and bed for cats, each in 3 different colours. The partnership also features a bespoke piece of animation created by the Simon’s Cat team exclusively for Lidl, with the charming and mischievous cat playing and interacting with the product.

 The deal was negotiated by Simon’s Cat’s German licensing agent Lizenzweft.

Jane Smith, Group Director, Brand Licensing & Gaming, Endemol Shine Group, added, “Lidl have a fantastic reach across Europe and in the US and we expect Simon’s Cat merchandise to be a very popular with their customers. These products are the ideal way for fans to bring their love for the cheeky cat into their own home and share the joy with their own pet.”

Simon’s Cat features the hilarious antics of a mischievous white cat and his long-suffering owner Simon. Simon’s Cat was created by award-winning illustrator, animator and director Simon Tofield. First seen on YouTube in 2008, the Simon’s Cat brand enjoys international success across multiple categories including gaming, publishing and apparel. There have been more than 80 million digital sticker downloads and in excess of 18 million mobile gaming downloads with further titles in development.

The last year alone saw the launch of the Baby Simon’s Cat campaign and the sell-out success with its first range of Teespring plushies; a brand new book Simon’s Cat It’s a Dog’s Life which brings everyone’s favourite feline back to the page, with a canine twist; the rollout of the hit mobile game Simon’s Cat Dash in China; and continued international growth with further agent appointments in the Nordics and CEE, and Southeast Asia.

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