Friday, November 10, 2017

eOne, Jazwares, Asda and Character Options Come Together for Special Peppa Pig Advent Calendar

Developed by Jazwares and distributed by Character Options, the launch of the new Peppa Pig advent calendar offers fans the chance to countdown down the days to Christmas by revealing a oink-tastic surprise toy each day!


Entertainment One (eOne) is counting down to Christmas with the launch of a special Peppa Pig advent calendar exclusively with Asda, reports Licensing.biz.

Developed by Jazwares and distributed by Character Options, the new launch offers Peppa fans the chance to countdown down the days to Christmas by revealing a surprise toy each day.

The advent calendar features an assortment of 24 toys, a mixture of favourite character figures and festive accessories that children can collect. The fold down flap also creates a festive Peppa Pig Christmas scene.

Suitable for children over two years old, the £25 advent calendar is now available in over 300 selected Asda stores and online.

Katie Rollings, head of UK licensing at eOne Family, said: “This new Peppa Pig advent calendar is an inspired fusion of toy and gift that will heighten anticipation as young fans count down the days to Christmas.”

Ryan Longstaff, senior buying manager on toys at Asda, added: “this is a great example of the growing trend for advent calendars that deliver a surprise gift every day in the lead up to Christmas.

“Combining this winning format with Peppa Pig is a great way of appealing to pre-schoolers and retail sales of 3,500 units in the first week are testament to its success.”

In additional Peppa Pig news:

- Peppa will be leaving her house on the hill and visiting the Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade in London this year, so make sure you don't miss out! Come along to see Peppa and join in the festive fun, there will be guaranteed snorts and giggles for every little piggy! Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade takes place on Regent Street on Sunday 19th November 2017 from 11:00am GMT. Peppa will be joined by a host of other favourites, including Elf on the Shelf, Hey Duggee from CBeebies Land, Paddington Bear, Bing Bunny and Flop, West End Kids!, Postman Pat, Fireman Sam, Sonic Boom, Transformers, Basil Brush, the new UK KIDZ BOP Kids, and many more! Full information about Hamleys Christmas Toy Parade 2017 can be found here on hamleys.com. (H/T: RegularCapital.com)

- Peppa Pig is heading to German TV screens thanks to a new broadcast deal with Super RTL. The free to air (FTA) broadcaster has acquired the rights of the global preschool phenomenon and Super RTL will be premiering brand new episodes of Series 7, never seen before in Germany, from Thursday 1st March 2018. Super RTL's licensing division is set to focus on establishing new partnerships for the brand in the region in addition to managing existing relationships with licensees in the territory.

- Blues Clothing won the "Best Preschool Apparel and Accessories Range" award for its Peppa Pig Baby Range at the Progressive Preschool Awards 2017!

Fans can watch Peppa Pig everyday on Nick Jr. and Milkshake!

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