Aardman announces partnership between Shaun the Sheep and Rugby World Cup 2015
Aardman has announced a partnership with Elite Sports Properties, the master licensee for Rugby World Cup 2015.
The deal will see the creation of rugby capsule style guide, featuring Shaun the Sheep and the flock in their very own Rugby World Cup 2015 kit.
Bernard Lapasset, chairman of Rugby World Cup Limited, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Shaun the Sheep to the Rugby World Cup 2015 flock. With Rugby reaching out and engaging the world’s youth, the relationship between the world’s third largest event and the globally loved Shaun, will be a match that will inspire more boys and girls to get involved with a character-building sport.”
Sean Clarke head of Aardman Rights, added: “Shaun the Sheep is a family favourite and is enjoyed the world over. With the flock working together as a team at the heart of every story, it was a natural fit to work with Rugby World Cup 2015. The joint licensing programme will encourage not only sports fans but all aspiring young children and their families around the world to join in and get behind rugby and the Tournament.”
The partnership will include merchandising, with apparel, plush, stationery and giftware the key areas that Aardman and ESP are set to explore.
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