CloudCo’s heritage children’s animation, Care Bears is continuing to expand its licensing portfolio thanks to a new partnership with the ladies’ nightwear specialist, Somerbond.
The partnership is the latest in a recent flurry of licensing activity and licensees secured by the property’s European licensing agency, Bulldog Licensing. The brand has experienced strong sales across its adult offering recently, following collaborations with Dolls Kill, Irregular Choice, Tikiboo, and Bershka.
Bulldog licensing continues to roll out a cross-category programme for the much-loved brand, featuring apparel, accessories and home.
Meanwhile, the children’s programme is underpinned by strong ratings for the Care Bears Unlock the Magic show, airing on Pop. This content will soon be bolstered by new music videos being released by digital partner, Moonbug.
The new licensees join a robust licensing programme, including a newly launched range from Master Toy partner, Basic Fun, which has seen a strong launch in the UK, along with a number of other best in class licensees including Dennicci, Bioworld and Park Agencies.
Rob Corney, MD, Bulldog Licensing, said: “Care Bears may be nearly 40 years old, but it remains as popular as ever among generations of fans. The original fans are still embracing the brand and we’re looking forward to adding new lines with these two new partners to expand the offering for them.”