FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has added two new licensees and two additional publishing partners for its animated comedy adventure series “Strange Hill High” following the successful debut of the show on CBBC this year.
Licensee Zeon is developing timepieces and accessories including watches, clocks, key chains, torches, money banks and iPhone and iPad cases based on the show. Meanwhile Jumbo has been tapped to create branded puzzles and games. Both new lines are scheduled to launch at U.K. retailers beginning in fall 2014.
Additionally, Carlton and Pedigree have both signed on to create publishing product for the series. Carlton will launch sticker activity books, Mitchell’s diary and an illustrated pocket book in spring 2014, while Pedigree is planning both print and digital annuals for the brand.
“‘Strange Hill High’ is a distinctly different new series which has tickled the funny bone of children and licensees alike. Zeon and Jumbo are leaders in their fields and we are thrilled to have them on board,” says Pindy O’Brien, vice president of brand licensing and retail at FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment U.K.
Zeon and Jumbo join the impressive roster of “Strange Hill High” licensees, including Vivid, Fashion U.K., Character World, Kinnerton, Blueprint, Danilo, Cooneen, Misirli and Spearmark.
The show is continuing on CBBC with additional new episodes set to air next year.