Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Green Eggs and Ham will all be expanding their UK licensing presence in the coming weeks, thanks to a raft of new deals and consumer products programmes landing courtesy of the licensing agency, WildBrain CPLG.
Among the new signing, Brand Alliance will be delivering a range of apparel and accessories based on the How the Grinch Stole Christmas IP, where it will be joined by Solent Brands and its ‘bag for life’, H&A’s health and beauty items, and Fizz Creations’ gifting and kitchenware range.
Meanwhile, Beautiful Games will be developing stickers and decals for various Dr Seuss titles.
Further UK deals will see Brand International release How the Grinch Stole Christmas footwear and accessories, as well as nightwear for The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. Stor is creating a line of How the Grinch Stole Christmas kitchenware. The new ranges will roll out from Autumn/Winter 2021, with the How the Grinch Stole Christmas lines being available for the festive 2021 season.
John Taylor, VP northern Europe and managing director UK and France at WildBrain CPLG, said: “The iconic brands of the Dr. Seuss portfolio continue to celebrate enduring popularity among consumers, licensees and retailers alike. We’ve already established significant licensing partnerships for Dr. Seuss across Europe and these latest wave of deals will offer fans in the UK even more unique products across a compelling array of categories, such as health & beauty and kitchenware.”
Susan Brandt, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., said: “We’re very happy with our partners continued success in the UK, making the Grinch a best-selling character at retail each year. It’s also exciting to see new and existing partners expanding our product categories for Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat, two properties that continue to make Dr. Seuss the number one licensed children’s book brand in the US.”