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OPINION – Hurrah for the madding crowd: How crowdfunding is fueling the flames of fandom

It’s like the old Funko strapline says: Everybody’s a fan of something. It’s no secret that adult fandom has become an increasingly important market to the toy industry and pop culture scene in general, but – with limited shelf space among retailers – just how can brands and manufacturers cater …

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Aardman and Shaun the Sheep partner with The Sleep Charity for Better Sleep Week plush

Aardman Animations and Shaun the Sheep have partnered with the Sleep Charity to launch a new plush toy as part of the organisation’s annual awareness campaign, Better Sleep Week. As the charity’s ambassador, the Shaun the Sheep plush toy features a pillow with the campaign slogan ‘Sheep Dreams’ and will …

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Wallace & Gromit head to Kickstarter and Aardman and The Vine Lab celebrate 25 years of A Close Shave

Wallace & Gromit is heading to the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter in a bid to bring to life a detailed collectors’ model to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Academy Award winning short film, Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave. The project is the combined work of Aardman and The Vine …

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Aardman teams with Yeo Valley Organic to bring Timmy Time to the Little Yeos kids’ range

The multi award-winning independent animation studio, Aardman, has teamed up with the British organic brand, Yeo Valley Organic to bring its recently re-launched pre-school favourite, Timmy Time to the company’s kids’ range Little Yeos. The partnership marks the fourth time that Aardman has teamed with the Little Yeos brand. The …

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In bloom: Gardening specialist Primus on the growing potential and demand for licensing in the back garden

With the increased time spent at home, with family, and the surge of the UK’s population turning to the garden space and gardening hobby as a means of exercise and ‘back to nature’ entertainment, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that the market has become one filled with potential …

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Aardman teams with British designer Julie Dodsworth to create unique new Shaun the Sheep designs

The British Artisan designer, Julie Dodsworth has partnered with Aardman to create a set of hand painted designs, taking inspiration from the colours of the British countryside and the popular Shaun the Sheep brand. The new Shaun the Sheep x Julie Dodsworth collaboration not only renders the series’ hero Shaun …

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Nick Jr, Acamar and Aardman among licensing line up for Play at Home Fest 2

Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide is putting the final preparations in place for the second installment of the virtual family festival, Play at Home Fest, this weekend. Following the success of the inaugural event in May this year, major players from the licensing space are headlining the upcoming event. Nick …

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Aardman goes next level personalisation with funwisher.com to offer customised Shaun the Sheep ‘episodes’

Aardman has partnered with the wish-fulfillment platform, funwisher.com, an initiative that offers personalised wishes from sports stars, actors, influencers, musicians, and now animated characters. From today, fans can order customised wishes from Shaun the Sheep online in the form of their own personalised videos. The five minute episodes, which are …

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Aardman strikes major deal with Tencent for Shaun the Sheep streaming in China

The iconic British animation studio, Aardman has just struck up a new deal with Tencent Video in a new move to grow the audience for its hit Shaun the Sheep property in China. Tencent Video is the leading online video streaming platform in China. Under the new deal, it will …

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Pop art specialists Art & Hue launch Aardman artwork collection

The graphic pop art specialist, Art & Hue has joined forces with the UK’s cherished animation studio, Aardman to launch a new collection of stylish pop art prints featuring Wallace, Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Morph. “Art & Hue have a unique art style which is fresh and contemporary. I …

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