Forbidden Planet teams with Gaumont to launch F is for Family apparel and accessories across the UK

The French production and distribution studio, Gaumont, has partnered with the UK’s pop culture retailer Forbidden Planet to launch a new line of branded merchandise based on the Netflix Original animated series, F is for Family.

The high street retailer and specialist in the pop culture and geek culture sector, Forbidden Planet will kickstart the partnership with the launch of a range of apparel and giftware including t-shirts, hoodies, accessories such as sew-on patches, enamel keyrings and pin badges.

In addition to this, the ’70s themed animated series will lend its characters to an exclusive line of giftware with art prints, postcards packs, mugs, tea towels, magnets, and travel pass holders. The line is available from this month across the Forbidden Planet stores throughout the UK.

The launch of the new F is for Family line follows the success of the series’ fourth season, with a fifth and final season having just been announced. It coincides with an interview featuring series creator Bill Burr on Forbidden Planet’s new video platform, FPTV. 

Evolution USA, Gaumont’s global licensing and brand management agency across the title brokered the partnership.

Anthony Garnon, licensing and special projects manager at Forbidden Planet, added: “It’s time to take away those 2020 blues with this fantastic range of merchandise. F is for Family is a genuinely laugh out loud series, and I’m honoured to welcome the show and its fans into Forbidden Planet.

“We have got lots of great designs, covering all the fan-favourite characters and more – with additional items coming in 2021 as we plan to grow the range substantially for the next season.”

From the executive producer Vince Vaughn and created by the popular stand-up comedian Bill Burr with Emmy winner Michael Price, F is for Family is an animated half-hour adult comedy that follows the Murphy family back to the 1970s when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely, and nothing came between a man and his TV.

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