Studiocanal has named JLKBrand Licensing as the exclusive US licensing agent for Aardman Animation's upcoming film Early Man.
The licensing agency will produce toys, games, apparel and sporting goods to tie in with the film.
“Early Man is exactly the kind of brand JLKBrand wants to be associated with; one that has a compelling and unique sensibility. Early Man is fun and funny, promoting the joy of competing, friendship and the need to cooperate,” comments Joshua Kislevitz, president, JLKBrand.
“We’re looking forward to extending the movie’s message and humor to appropriate categories including toy, games, apparel and sporting goods.”
“We’re excited to collaborate with JLKBrand to bring the colorful world of Early Man to many other categories,” adds Valerie Rolandez-Barrios, vice president, IP licensing and partnerships, Studiocanal.
Set to release in early 2018, Early Man tells the story of Dug (Eddie Redmayne), along with sidekick Hognob, who unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game, resulting in becoming the very first game of European football. You can view the teaser for Early Man below.