PMI Ltd. today announced it has signed a global toy, plush and stationary licensing agreement with Skydance Animation for Spellbound, Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation’s upcoming animated feature film, in a deal brokered by IMG.
Directed by Vicky Jenson (Shrek) and written by Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin (Mulan) and Linda Woolverton (TheLion King, Beauty and the Beast), Spellbound follows a young girl who sets out to break the spell that has divided her kingdom in two. The original score for the film hails from Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pochontas), with lyrics by Glenn Slater (Tangled). Chris Montan serves as executive music producer.
PMI’s Spellbound line will feature craft, activity and play sets, 2D and 3D plush, talking plush, plush backpacks, capsule toys, stationery such as stampers, pencil cases, toppers and erasers, keychains, figural torches with light-up functions, and a branded matchify card game.
Luis Fernández, Head of Consumer Products, Skydance commented: “We’re excited to partner with PMI to expand the enchanting world of Spellbound beyond the screen and look forward to delivering engaging experiences for the consumer with these products.”
Van Kokeh, VP of Licensing, IMG, commented: “Spellbound’s incredible story, stunning fantasy world, and heartwarming characters created by the talented Skydance Animation team will come alive for kids around the world through PMI’s beautifully detailed and engaging toy line.”
Omer Dekel, VP International Sales, PMI Ltd., commented: “We are so excited to be teaming up with Skydance Animation and can’t wait to roll out the fabulous Spellbound line we are designing. It’s going to be an amazing ride for all of us! This partnership is another major achievement for PMI and a huge addition to our broad range of popular branded stationary, collectibles, toys and school supplies.”