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Rocket Licensing details new partners for Smurfs: Lost Village movie

Rocket Licensing has detailed the latest additions to its UK licensing programme for the upcoming Smurfs: Lost Village movie.

The firm has been selected to represent Sony Pictures’ new animated feature, scheduled to hit cinemas in March next year, alongside the classic Smurfs brand.

New merchandise will launch to coincide with the release of the new cinematic feature early next year and will feature lines including nightwear, daywear and swim as well as gifts, stationery and pocket money toys.

Aykroyd & TDP will develop a line of kids’ nightwear, while Fashion UK will deliver daywear and swimwear.

Elsewhere, Inphase will debut a collection of car accessories, including air fresheners and PMS International for gifts, stationery and pocket money toys.

Meanwhile, Smurfs is entering the babywear category courtesy of Casa Chiccos, with a launch to Mothercare planned for spring/summer 2017.

The new ranges will all support the property’s master toy partner, Jakks Pacific who is gearing up to launch a range of playsets and figurines for the new movie.

Rob Wijeratna, joint managing MD at Rocket Licensing, said: “The Smurfs is a cherished family evergreen brand with the franchise’s next movie instalment on the horizon, a new generation of fans are about to be introduced to the adventures of the loveable blue characters.

“For the UK licensing programme, we are committed to signing partners who will bring the movie’s heart-warming story, friendship and humour to life beyond the big screen and we’re looking forward to seeing products hitting shelves across the country next year.”

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