Bandai Namco To Launch Shaun the Sheep Range
Aardman Animations, creator of the popular Shaun the Sheep characters, will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016 with Bandai Namco and their Prize Division, which is marking the occasion with the introduction of a special All Star line-up of Shaun characters.
Shaun the Sheep is a popular children's television show, starring Shaun, a cheeky sheep who is always getting in and then out of trouble. The new All Star range of merchandise plush products will feature many of the favourites of previous ranges, as well as new additions.
The year got off to a great start for Aardman Animations, as The Farmer’s Llamas – which aired on BBC1 on December 26 – notched up audience figures of 4.8 million viewers.
“The Shaun the Sheep licence has always been hugely popular and our previous movie mix sold out last year,” said Bandai Namco Prize Division EMEA sales manager Darrell Simmonds.
“In 2015, Shaun starred in his first feature film, which was a massive box office hit, as well as being the mascot for the Rugby World Cup. The viewing figures for the TV special show that Shaun’s popularity shows no sign of waning in 2016, so we have high expectations of the All Star collection.”
The All Star Shaun the Sheep toy collection from Bandai Namco Prize Division will be made available for Easter 2016 - just in time to celebrate the choc-filled holiday!