Brave Bunnies launches UK publishing with Ladybird

Ladybird is launching a series of pre-school titles with Brave Bunnies, the global Ukrainian children’s brand. Ladybird Commissioning Editor Ned Hartley acquired UK publishing rights to the brand from Big Picture Licensing, who are the master-agent for Brave Bunnies across EMEA & APAC regions.

Dan Frugtniet, MD of Big Picture Licensing, says: “It’s wonderful to have found a UK publishing home for Brave Bunnies with such a global leader as Ladybird & Penguin Random House. Given the terrible current events in Ukraine, the creators are keen to use Brave Bunnies to spread the important messages of friendship, diversity and inclusion which are the core DNA of the show.”

Brave Bunnies follows the adventures of bunnies Bop and Boo, who live with their family on the Bunny Bus and love to explore the world. At each stop, Bop and Boo make new friends, play new games and discovering a little more about the world and people around them, spreading messages of inclusivity, friendship and respect.

Created by Olga Cherepanova at Glowberry, Brave Bunnies is broadcast in over 63 countries. It launched in the UK on Milkshake! (on Channel 5) and Nick Jr. in February and September 2021 respectively. To date it has reached a UK audience of 4.4million. Brave Bunnies ranked as the #1 commercial channel in its slots for its premiere.

Ladybird launches the first two titles in the series in March 2022: Brave Bunnies Spring to the Rescue and Brave Bunnies Make a Friend, which see Bop and Boo learning lessons about bravery, responsibility and compassion.

Francesca Dow, MD of Penguin Random House Children’s, says: “This partnership is exciting for Ladybird because it is the result of several years of collaboration with the exceptionally skilled and creative team at Glowberry. We were first drawn to Brave Bunnies for its playful and warm ways of talking about friendship with a very young audience, and are excited that our books are now available for young readers to explore, bringing the internationally successful Brave Bunnies to existing and new fans in the UK.”

Snowman Enterprises relaunches Winter Windows initiative in support of The British Red Cross

Snowman Enterprises, a Penguin Random House company, has announced that it will be launching The Snowman Winter Windows initiative this November.

Inspired by the rainbows that were displayed during the Covid pandemic last year in support of key workers, last year’s The Snowman Winter Windows campaign encouraged families to create a scene from Raymond Briggs’ timeless picture book, The Snowman, to share a little magic with their community and help to raise vital funds for UK children’s hospices.

This year, Snowman Enterprises is working with longstanding charity partner the British Red Cross to reach an even wider audience. The British Red Cross will be the charity partner for the 2021 Winter Windows campaign and will be encouraging children to create Snowman window scenes by including the activity as part of their schools outreach programme. Official Snowman social media channels will include a dedicated donation link on all Winter Windows content this year to support the British Red Cross.

Georgie Hart, Head of Community Education at the British Red Cross says: “As a long-time partner of Snowman Enterprises we’re delighted to be their chosen charity for this year’s Snowman Winter Windows Campaign. Our Kindness Calendars – which are used by thousands of teachers in schools across the country to help children learn about kindness – will include a Snowman Winter Windows stencil to help children create wonderful winter scenes. We can’t wait to see The Snowman and The Snowdog popping up in windows around the UK this Christmas.”

Snowman Enterprises has engaged multidisciplinary artist and social media influencer James Lewis as The Snowman Winter Windows ambassador this year. James will create a series of digital tutorials and content to inspire families to take part in this new festive tradition and create a Snowman Winter Window at home.

Izzy Richardson, Global Brand Director at Penguin Random House, says: “We are keen to build on the success of last year’s campaign, and inspire as many people as possible to take part in this new festive tradition for The Snowman, and sprinkle some magic at home and in local communities.  We’re delighted to be working with the super talented James Lewis this year and we know his that incredible content is going to bring The World of The Snowman to an even wider audience.”

The World of The Snowman website has recently been relaunched and will host the digital content and tutorials, whilst James Lewis will share content with his global audience of over 5million followers on Instagram and TikTok.

“Having been a life-long fan of the work of Raymond Briggs, it was an honour to be asked to be ambassador for The Snowman Winter Windows Campaign this year,” says James. “The festive season for me is all about getting together with family and creating new memories, so I’m excited to invite people from all over the world to join me in bringing the magic home by creating a Snowman window display.”

In addition, James will be hosting a live draw-a-long segment at a World of The Snowman influencer event this November which will offer guests and their families a fully immersive, festive family workshop.

Penguin and Peter Rabbit help kids celebrate nature this summer with new campaign

Penguin Random House UK and its Peter Rabbit team has launched a new annual campaign aimed at encouraging children and their carers to enjoy being creative in nature this summer.

The Peter Rabbit: Friend to Nature campaign has also tapped the popular lifestyle blogger, Laura Brand as its ambassador to create and present a series of filmed tutorials on the Peter Rabbit website. The nature-filled activities will be shared every Friday in July to inspire parents to enjoy the outdoors with their kids.

The weekly content series is based around themes of nature and friendship and will run throughout the month culminating on International Friendship Day on July 30th.

Brand said: “I grew up with the stories of Beatrix Potter and have loved introducing my two daughters to the world of Peter Rabbit. We have had so much fun creating a series of nature activities for families to enjoy together in the garden or out on a nature walk.

“These ideas are all inspired by Peter Rabbit and the mischievous adventures that he has with his friends and I hope families will enjoy them as much as we have.”

In addition, a series of classroom activities and learning resources have been developed for KS1 school children with Puffin. These will be hosted online and mailed to 37K primary teachers in the UK and made available to key English language-speaking territories.

Izzy Richardson, director owned brands at Penguin Random House, added: “During her lifetime, Beatrix Potter was a pioneering conservationist who was passionate about the natural world. So who better than Peter Rabbit to champion the joy that spending time in nature can bring?

“Peter has an authentic connection to nature and this mid-year campaign will enable us to reach families with meaningful and engaging content beyond Easter. Friend to Nature is perfectly timed to drive awareness of our newly relaunched website, the first in a refresh of all of our Peter Rabbit digital platforms.”

Peter Rabbit: Friend to Nature will launch on Friday, July 9th with new tutorials uploaded every Friday throughout July.

Space Jam: A New Legacy unveils gigantic licensing plans and ‘largest Looney Tunes merch line-up in decades’

Hasbro, Mattel, and Upper Deck have joined am all-star line up of licensing partners for Warner Bros. upcoming theatrical release of Space Jam: A New Legacy, with plans for toys, collectables, and games to roll out all year long.

The global toy and entertainment companies join master toy partner Moose Toys who earlier this month released its full line up of toys, play-sets, plush, and figures based on the Space Jam title, a reboot of the hit 90s film this time starring LeBron James.

A full line-up of licensing partners around this year’s blockbuster film was unveiled late last week, spanning the toys, collectables, and games aisles, as well as fashion, food and drink, accessories, sporting goods, publishing, pet products and more. The licensing portfolio for this year’s release has taken on a global scale.

In the toy space, master toy partner Moose Toys us joined by Funko, who will be releasing its Space Jam: A New Legacy assortment including nine Pop! figures, five Pop! key chains, 12 Mystery minis and a Space Jam: A New Legacy Funkoverse board game.

Collectors will be able to get their hands on three exclusives – a ten-inch LeBron James Jumbo Pop! and flocked Tasmanian Devil, a LeBron James variant Funko Pop! available via Amazon, and a Porky Pig landing on soon.

This year’s licensing line-up marks the largest Looney Tunes merchandise collection to be rolled out by Warner Bros Consumer Products ‘in decades.’ Further collaborations include partnerships with brands such as Nike, Vilebrequin, Spalding, the Cotton On Group, and LeBron James’ own athlete empowerment brand, Uninterrupted.

It all lands ahead of the film’s release on July 16th this year.

“The original ‘Space Jam’ was a cultural phenomenon when it debuted in 1996, so it’s no surprise that premier partners around the world are inspired by ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ and excited to bring a new collection to a new generation of fans,” said Robert Oberschelp, senior vice president of franchise management and marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

“We are excited to collaborate with such elite brands to deliver a robust lineup of merchandise that unites the singular style of LeBron James with the iconic fun of the Looney Tunes characters.”

Nike Inc. will release a “Space Jam: A New Legacy” collection globally featuring LeBron James and favorite Tune Squad characters including Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny and the Goons, Vilebrequin will launch “Space Jam: A New Legacy” swimwear and leisurewear, while the Cotton On Group is releasing new products globally including men’s and children’s apparel, along with stationery, mugs and phone accessories.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the licensing plans for this year.

The latest iteration of The Carousel @ Bloomingdale’s, the retailer’s rotating pop-up shop, will celebrate “Space Jam: A New Legacy” with a unique curation for the family, offering court-inspired fashion to playful outdoor entertaining finds to gifts that enhance the at-home streaming experience.

It will open next month at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street flagship in New York City, select stores nationwide and

 Space Jam in fashion

 Warner Bros Consumer Product’s “Space Jam: A New Legacy”-inspired fashion collections offer something for everyone with global collections from Nike Inc. and Vilebrequin; stylish plus-size apparel at Torrid; streetwear fashions from Tommy Hilfiger, Bait, Madhappy, Diamond Supply, and NTWRK x UNKNWN; and additional fashion forward lines from Members Only, Forever 21, MeUndies, PSD, Bleacher Report, Rue21 from Hybrid, and Freeze and Pac Sun from Bioworld in the mix.

Capsule collections will also launch from Junk Food Clothing, Pottery Barn Teen and Cakeworthy. Playing with style will be a slam dunk when wearing “Space Jam: A New Legacy” Gamer Jersey, hat, hoodie and t-shirt,all available on Uninterrupted.

There’s  something for every child from infant to tween with cool kids’ fashions from the Gap, Haus of JR, and Outerstuff.

In EMEA, fashion partners include H&M (Worldwide), Primark (US and Europe), Fanatics, Snipes (Europe), LPP (Europe, Middle East), with more to be announced.

In the Asia Pacific region, A Bathing Ape, Carnival, and Freak’s Store are just a few of the partners providing “Space Jam: A New Legacy”-inspired fashions and footwear, plus a limited edition footwear and hat collection are available only in Japan from Converse Japan.

In Australia and New Zealand, EB Games will offer adult tees, headwear, accessories and stationery – everything from drink bottles and backpacks to keychains and totes. Best & Less will welcome “Space Jam: A New Legacy” to Australia with a new range that includes sleepwear and outerwear for the whole family.

In Latin America, designs will launch from Cuidado con el Perro, Paris, Ruz, Centauro, Colecao and more. In Mexico, there will be Cuidado con el Perro t-shirts, Ruz plush and costumes, and novelty board games. In Chile, Colombia and Peru, Paris, Stilotex and Ripley will give fans access to incredible “Space Jam: A New Legacy” inspired products.

In Brazil, fashion and toys will be available from partners such as Grendene, BandUp!, Piticas, Renner, Marisa, Cartel 011, Acuo, Iron Studios, Riachuelo, Grow, and Jandaia, among others, and Rasip will offer new “Space Jam: A New Legacy”-inspired food. An exclusive “Space Jam: A New Legacy” fashion collection with designer Alexandre Herchcovitch under his brand ÁLG will be revealed soon.

On your feet

Come on and slam with Nike Inc.’s Space Jam collections. Fans can buy and wear the same basketball shoes “King James” wears in the film. With youth and adult styles featuring Wile. E. Coyote, Lola Bunny, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the squad, the whole family can “Jam” out and dress up in Nike’s Space Jam collection, which also includes jerseys, tanks, hoodies, jackets, socks and backpacks.

Converse will launch new graphic Looney Tunes sneakers in adult and youth sizes, featuring classic Looney Tunes designs and animation themes, while Crocs will unveil “Space Jam: A New Legacy” slide-ons.

In the accessories space, partners such as Sprayground, Danielle Nicole, Loungefly, Accessory Innovations and Fast Forwardwill capture the on-court action of favorite Tunes on backpacks, court bags and more.

Fossil will release its exclusive Space Jam by Fossil capsule collection, featuring collectible accessories and a limited-edition box set jam-packed with beloved Tune Squad characters on July 7. Starring characters such as Bugs and Lola, the collaboration includes three collections with limited-edition watches, backpacks, small leather goods and more.

Check out digital watch faces and bands Mobyfox, a limited edition collection of watches by Undone, and more styles for the entire squad from Accutime. Whimsical bracelets from Alex and Ani put the Tune Squad on your wrist.

Caps, beanies, and other headwear will arrive courtesy of Junk Brands, Love Your Melon, Mitchell & Ness and New Era, while socks and hosiery will launch courtesy of Stance, Hypnotic Hats, Highpoint, Berkshire, and Rock Em’ Socks.

Sporting the Goods

Spalding, the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world, will continue its legacy of playing an integral role in growing basketball and culture by releasing a new merchandise line inspired by the family film. Spalding will release exclusive hoops and balls and other limited-edition merchandise, hitting U.S. and international retailers, and the Spalding App this June.

Meanwhile, in Home Goods, Franco will introduce movie-themed bedding with blankets, throws, comforters and more, while Hallmark, GeekiTikis and more will bring the Looney Tunes Squad to the kitchen and beyond.

General Mills, Kraft Heinz, McDonald’s, Ferrara Candy Company and more premier food and beverage partners will also join the roster, while in per products, BarkBox will will provide themed chew toys and plush squeak toys for animals.

The licensing roster is complete with more than 20 published titles, spanning movie tie-ins, readers, books and activity books from Penguin Random House, as well as colouring and activity books from Bendon, and fun novelty book formats from Phidal.

Finally, DC Publishing will launch a graphic novel adaptation of the animated/live action movie, written by Ivan Cohen (The Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries) alongside an all-star line up of artists. On sale 6/29 for $12.99. Available at major book retailers and participating comic book stores. Also available on Apple books and Amazon.

Peter Rabbit hops onto new £5 crown in latest Penguin Random House partnership with The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has extended its partnership with Penguin Random House and Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit to bring the titular hero to the commemorative £5 crown and one-ounce coins for the first time.

Peter Rabbit and his friends have previously appeared on the 50 pence piece and have been one of the most popular commemorative coin collections from The Royal Mint. The iconic character has now made the hop over to the a new coin, to feature on the reverse of the £5 crown, as well as silver and gold one ounce coins.

The larger surface area of the £5 crown has allowed The Royal Mint to explore the timeless narrative of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and capture more detail.

The Royal Mint’s own Ffion Gwillim created the design using original storybook illustrations, settling on an image showing the whole Rabbit family together.

Gwillim said: “What I really like about this particular illustration is that it has a great narrative element. As a designer I always look to tell a story, just as Beatrix Potter did in her unique and wonderful way. It was a lot of fun to revisit The Tale of Peter Rabbit. It’s such a timeless classic and Peter’s antics never get old.”

Thomas Merrington, creative director, Penguin Ventures, part of Penguin Random House, added: “Peter Rabbit has had an exceptional adventure with The Royal Mint over the past five years. His appearance on the £5 crown marks a new chapter for our partnership and provides an exciting opportunity to showcase Beatrix Potter’s original illustration in a creative new way.”

The new commemorative coin features a charming scene of the Rabbit family from an early part of the story when Peter’s mother warns him not to get into any mischief. Capturing the warmth and charm of the original illustration, the coin is set to be key piece for collectors.

Clare Maclennan, divisional director for Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint, said: “The £5 crown is truly a wonderful piece for collecting, with the larger surface area showcasing The Royal Mint’s abilities as designers and creators of coinage. It has also allowed us to capture the magical world of Peter Rabbit, which deserves the space to be able to tell such a timeless narrative. Peter Rabbit has been a key part of our commemorative coin journey, and we are pleased to offer him a new platform on a new denomination.”

For fans of the Peter Rabbit commemorative coins, the 2021 coin design will be a popular addition to collections, marking a new chapter for the loveable rabbit. This will be the only release featuring Peter Rabbit this year.

The coin is available as gold and silver Proof editions, as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated edition, available from The Royal Mint.

Please visit  to view the full commemorative coin range.  The coin will not be going into general circulation.

Audio storyteller Tonies welcomes Disney’s Aladdin, Peter Rabbit, and Miffy to its licensed library

The audio storytelling platform, Tonies continues to strengthen its licensed story portfolio with new additions from Disney’s Aladdin, Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit, and Miffy.

Expanding its licensing partnerships with Disney, Penguin Random House, and Miffy brand owner, Mercis, Tonies has launched the three new additions to its growing collection of licensed story-telling figurines.

Each character can be placed on top of the Toniebox audio system for children to listen to their classic stories, as the firm offers children new ways to engage with their favourite characters through both screen-free play and storytelling.

Peter Rabbit introduces children to the world of Beatrix Potter with the inclusion of a collection of stories featuring The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mr Tod, and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

Meanwhile, Miffy’s Adventures features ten tales of adventure as Miffy and her friends learn to cope with difficult situations and discover new things.

The line-up is completed with Disney’s teling of its animated classic, Aladdin.

The latest additions have been made available to retailers across the UK from this week.

Netflix inks deal with Penguin Random House for Brian Jacques’ Redwall book series

Netflix and Penguin Random House Children’s UK have signed a new partnership for Brian Jacques’ Redwall books, as the streaming giant details new plans to develop an animated feature based on the first book in the series.

Netflix has tapped writer Patrick McHale – known for his work on Over the Garden Wall and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, to pen the first animated feature. Netflix is also planning an event series based on the character of Martin the Warrior.

This will be the first feature based on Jacques’ book series, which chronicles the adventures of heroic animals that inhabit the forest haven of Redwall Abbey. The titles have sold roughly 30 million copies and been translated into more than 20 languages.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to announce this deal,” said Ben Horslen, fiction publisher, Penguin Random House Children’s. “These perennially popular stories have been etched onto the hearts of millions of readers, and we are thrilled to partner with Netflix to bring those beloved characters on screen for families worldwide to enjoy.”

Alan Ingram, representative of The Redwall Abbey Company, owner of the Jacques intellectual property, added: “Brian often travelled the globe to tell his Redwall stories to young audiences, more often than not at their schools.

“Brian would have been very happy to see that Netflix shares his joy and desire to bring his stories to life as a new universe of films, series and potentially much more for audiences of all ages to enjoy. We are very excited to embark on this new endeavour with Netflix and Penguin Random House UK.”

BBC Studios lines up five new US partners for hit kids’ series Bluey

BBC Studios has secured a raft of five new US licensing partners for the popular children’s animated TV series, Bluey, tapping the likes of Spin Master, The Bentex Group, and Jay Franco for new products.

The move to bolster the IP’s US licensing programme follows the successful premiere of Bluey across the region in 2019 and its current surge in viewership upon the Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney+. Bluey made its debut into the toy market through partner Moose Toys, while Penguin Random House headed up its publishing slate.

The popular children’s brand is poised to make an even bigger imprint at retail across the US this year, with new introductions from The Bentext Group, Spin Master, Jay Franco, Kurt Adler, and Zak Designs.

Spin Master will launch a range of games and puzzles from this autumn, Bentex will look after apparel and toddler’s clothing, Jay Franco will head up bedding, home decor, bath and accessories, Zak Designs for dining, and Kurt Adler for holiday decor.

“Bluey, Bluey, Bluey! The brand is picking up real momentum in the US off the back of the series success on Disney platforms, and the debut line of toys and books. The upcoming line of products from our new best-in-class partners are poised to help families build upon their Bluey-inspired adventures together,” said Suzy Raia, VP consumer products and business development, BBC Studios.

“We hope parents are eager to expand the Bluey presence in their home – it’s truly a show that continues to resonate with families and that parents are eagerly embracing.”

Bluey is a multi-award-winning Australian children’s series that has taken Australia and the US by storm and is charming audiences around the globe. Loved by parents and children for its heartfelt and funny portrayal of family life and celebration of play, the series follows Bluey, a six-year-old Blue Heeler dog, who loves to play and turns everyday family life into extraordinary adventures that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious ways, bringing her family, friends and community into her world of fun.

In June 2019, BBC Studios struck a global broadcast deal with Disney to premiere Bluey on Disney Junior and Disney+ in all territories outside Australia, New Zealand, and Greater China including Taiwan.

In Australia, Bluey is the most watched series ever on ABC iview, with over 480 million plays across series 1 and 2.

Full steam ahead for Spin Master’s Mighty Express as Penguin Young Readers is named global publishing partner

The global children’s entertainment company, Spin Master has secured a global publishing deal for its Mighty Express IP with Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House.

Under the new deal, the publisher will have the global rights to roll out 8x8s, board books, shaped board books, picture books, novelty books, leveled readers, holiday books, and exclusive rights to sticker, activity, colouring and novelty books, all based on the animated pre-school series.

Spin Master Entertainment launched mighty Express – an original animated pre-school series – on Netflix in September 2020. The series appeals to both pre-schoolers and their parents through inclusive and diverse characters combined with stories that promote hard work and celebrate accomplishments.

Built within a franchise ecosystem that includes the streaming series, a YouTube content destination, a Mighty Express mobile app and a toy line slated to launch fall 2021, Penguin Random House will aim to ‘further enrich the franchise sharing the quirky characters and their exciting adventures with pre-schoolers in new formats.’

“Mighty Express is an exciting franchise, with content developed through the lens of play which reaches preschoolers and their families through a multi-platform approach,” said Juli Boylan, Spin Master’s VP of franchise development and outbound licensing.

“We are thrilled to be working with Penguin Young Readers, who are experts at sharing stories that will continue to build deeper engagement and brand love for Mighty Express.”

Daniel Moreton, vice president and associate publisher, Penguin Workshop, added: “When we first stepped into the wonderfully engaging and adventurous world of Tracksville, we knew immediately that we wanted to get onboard. The Mighty Express themes of partnership, unity, and connection, are universal, and something we all need right now.

“Penguin Young Readers Licenses is thrilled to be partnering with Spin Master once again. Their collaborative creative energy and brand building strategies, aimed at reaching kids everywhere they are, make the journey just as exciting as the destination.”

Mighty Express marks Spin Master Entertainment’s first series launching straight to a streaming platform and is part of the Company’s commitment to a multiplatform content strategy. The Mighty Express franchise is wholly-owned by Spin Master and the Company retains the rights to distribution of the series including licensing of consumer products.

The Penguin Young Readers line of books and activities are expected to launch in autumn 2021.

Snowman Enterprises celebrates ‘togetherness’ in winter roster with Royal Mint, British Red Cross, and Luna Cinema

The Penguin Random House company, Snowman Enterprises is weaving a central theme of ‘togetherness’ through all of its brand activations for The Snowman this winter, with a focus on bringing families together in celebration, even when they are separated by Covid-19 restrictions.

High profile brand partnerships have been revisited including a licensing collaboration with The Royal Mint who recently launched a commemorative 50p coin design. The new design was created by Robin Shaw, lead animator on sequel The Snowman and The Snowdog, and features The Snowman hugging James,marked as a reflection on how the timeless tale brings people together at Christmas.

This is the third commemorative Snowman coin released by The Royal Mint in collaboration with Snowman Enterprises and officially licensed by Penguin Ventures (part of Penguin Random House UK), with previous coins released in 2018 and 2019.

The coin comes a range of finishes – including brilliant uncirculated, silver proof and gold proof versions.

In addition, a long term brand partnership with The British Red Cross has continued this year during the 150th anniversary of the charity, with a message of kindness for the UK.

The Snowman and The Snowdog are heading up a schools Kindness Calendar campaign, with the activity available as a free download to all primary schools. The calendar will help children learn about kindness, the importance of having connections and friendships with others and how to cope with change.

The Snowman and The Snowdog will inspired the winter social media campaign for The British Red Cross once again this year and a co-branded version of the audio book is available exclusively at TKMaxx, with profits donated to the charity.

Izzy Richardson, global brand director, Penguin Random House Children’s UK, said: “We could all do with some extra magic this festive season and it’s our hope that the timeless magic of The Snowman, will provide a familiar warmth and reassurance to families everywhere this winter.

“We have had to rethink many of our planned activations and are proud to be entering the Christmas season with a robust programme of Snowman activity that celebrates theme of togetherness, even when we are apart. We are delighted to continue long term brand partnerships with the British Red Cross and The Royal Mint, whilst welcoming new experiences that bring the ‘World of The Snowman’ to life through new partnerships with Luna Cinemas and Forest Holidays, who’s Snowman experiences will offer families and loved-ones surprising ways to come together in celebration this Christmas.

“In among all of this exciting activity, is our recently launched ‘Winter Windows’ initiative, that places The Snowman at the very heart of British Christmas this year and raising vital funds for children’s hospice charities with every window created.”

The Snowman Winter Windows campaign which is supported by Peter Andre and his family, aims to spread some magic around the UK this Christmas whilst raising vital funds for children’s hospice charities, Chestnut Tree House and Together for Short Lives.

Every Wednesday for six weeks a new line art illustration from The Snowman is made available at and shared on The Snowman social media channels. These can be printed and coloured and then added to a window to build a scene from the classic story.

Snowman Enterprises Ltd has pledged £1 for every Winter Window scene shared on social media and a bumper Snowman prize bundle will be awarded to one lucky winner.

New partnerships have been confirmed for The Snowman this winter including family trails at Forest Holidays. The Snowman and The Snowdog interactive family trails have launched in nine locations around the UK, ensuring that families who book a Forest Holiday break will have an extra magical experience.

Every guest will receive a special, bespoke edition of the classic Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, whilst all Forest Holidays gift shops will stock a range of Snowman licensed merchandise.

Finally, whilst many screenings and live performances have sadly been cancelled this year, a collaboration with Luna Cinemas will ensure that families can come together with The Snowman this winter.  The Snowman and The Snowman and The Snowdog animations have been included in the Luna Drive In Winter Cinema, offering families the opportunity to continue their festive tradition of watching these classic films in an exciting new way.