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WILDBRAIN CPLG EXPANDS PEANUTS’ GLOBAL LICENSING PROGRAMME

26 Sep - 2023

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WildBrain CPLG is expanding the consumer products offering for Peanuts with the signing of new and expanded partnerships across the globe.

WildBrain CPLG represents Peanuts on behalf of Peanuts Worldwide across Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC) and India.

WildBrain CPLG’s licensing activity builds on the growing offering of popular Peanuts content produced by WildBrain for Apple TV+. The latest family special, Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie, debuted on the platform in August, and a third season of The Snoopy Show premiered in JuneAdditionally, the brand new series, Camp Snoopy, and the new special, Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin, are both slated to launch in 2024.

Meike de Vaere, VP Partnerships and Business Development, WildBrain CPLG said: “These latest partnerships for the much-loved Peanuts brand show the enduring appeal of these iconic characters. As we gear up to celebrate Peanuts’ 75th anniversary in 2025, we’re confident that Peanuts fans around the world will enjoy these latest best-in-class ranges. We look forward to continuing to augment the success of our long-standing partnership with Peanuts Worldwide.

Lisa Silverman Meyers, SVP International, Peanuts Worldwide said: “Peanuts continues to excel as a brand that resonates across generations, regions, and demographics. The new toy and giftable partnerships will augment the longstanding success the brand has had with our apparel partners, offering fans more ways to connect with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the gang.

Cross-category global partnerships

New worldwide partners secured by WildBrain CPLG include Bon Ton Toys for luxurious and sustainable lifestyle plush featuring Snoopy, launching online and in store in October 2023. Ravensburger are also on board for puzzles aimed at young adults, and Clementoni SpA have signed for a collection of puzzles and games. Desenio also launched Peanuts-inspired posters and wall art in April which are available online globally.

In apparel and accessories, Brava Fabrics have partnered with Peanuts for the first time for a new range of sustainable outwear for adults, launched in summer 2023. Further recently launched new partnerships include Petit Bateau (global) for baby, kids and adult apparel. Titlee also launched their first jewelry collection for Peanuts in September, available worldwide.

Bags and accessories brand Kipling is on board for a range of co-branded denim products which launched in APAC in August. The collection will launch in EMEA in November 2023.

Also in the luggage category, WildBrain CPLG has renewed its global deal with Eastpak following their first highly successful collection tied to Peanuts Worldwide’s global sustainability initiative, “Take Care with Peanuts” in 2021. Their second range will launch in Summer 2024 and will include backpacks, bum bags, suitcases, pencil cases and wallets. Globetrotter have also launched a global range of built-to-order luxury luggage.

New APAC and China partnerships

Bluedog

In South Korea, WildBrain CPLG’s APAC team continues to grow its portfolio of new Peanuts partners, including Voice of Voices who have recently debuted an apparel collection, and Bluedog who have recently launched an apparel collection for kids. Withrich have also recently launched a new range of Snoopy-themed pet accessories. WildBrain CPLG have also signed a raft of new deals for Peanuts in China, including a deal for loungewear with YSO (Ningboo Gukoo) which launched in May 2023.

A global partnership has also been inked for Peanuts with China-based lifestyle brand MINISO, with an initial launch of more than 300 different Snoopy-themed products, which began rolling out in US MINISO stores this August. The collection including consumer electronics, personal care, cosmetics, stationery, accessories, homeware, tableware and drinkware will also launch into MINISO’s network of over 5,500 lifestyle stores worldwide starting in October. Additionally, the inaugural deal for WildBrain CPLG’s new Location Based Entertainment (LBE) division will see Shanghai Max-Matching Culture Development LLC, a developer of IP entertainment projects, develop Family Entertainment Centers (FECs) and themed hotel rooms in China for Peanuts.

New European & UK partnerships

In the UK, Japanese pancake chain Fuwa Fuwa will host an activation across their stores in London this winter, including a themed menu and Peanuts merchandise beginning in September. In the food and beverage category, Nestlé also launched Peanuts-themed ‘Extrafino’ chocolate products with a collectable mug offer for Spain in spring, with a second wave of the promotion to launch in fall with collectable stationery.

Additionally, new products will launch in Autumn/Winter 2023 from existing licensees, including accessories from Codello (Europe). Zara Home will also launch a global range for kids in autumn, spanning towels, bedding, nightwear, back-to-school stationery and drinkware. Primark (Europe) and H&M (global) also continue to launch new cross-demographic apparel collections featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang. Additionally, Bamford Watch Company in the UK are planning further launches of Snoopy-themed limited-edition luxury watches, following their recent sell-out Peanuts collections.


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