Rainbow readies for big 45th anniversary with new lines and live shows

The show's stars George and Zippy will be painting the streets of Leeds and Hull with a rainbow as they reunite for two live shows this Christmas.
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Iconic children’s property Rainbow is readying for an action-packed 45th anniversary with new products ranges and live events ahead of this Christmas.

First screened on ITV in 1972, Rainbow ran for 19 years, showcasing the antics of George, Bungle and Zippy in a series that has since become a retro classic and a nostalgia hit among adults.

Today, the FremantleMedia Kids and Family brand will be brought back to the retail scene courtesy of a new babywear line from Casa Chicos, launching to Mothercare next year.

In addition, a recent deal with Blues will see the top apparel licensee produce a line of Rainbow themed clothing across baby, kids and adult ranges.

Elsewhere, George and Zippy will be painting the streets of Leeds and Hull with a rainbow as they reunite for two live shows this Christmas.

Tracy Griffiths, VP licensing and consumer products, EMEA and Australia fremantleMedia Kids & Family, said: “Rainbow is one of the most iconic kids brands around and these exciting deals prove appetite is still strong even as we approach the show’s 45year anniversary since its first airing.”

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