During February we’re continuing to work with partners to help support film releases. This activity includes a UK tour by Kung Fu Panda as well as more stop offs on their tour by Alvin and The Chipmunks.
February will also see many licensed characters in our Character Appearance Programme visiting venues across the UK as part of Half Term School Holiday events programmes – particularly events hosted by shopping centres.
In February licensed children’s properties will also be making personal appearances at the annual Spring Fair at Birmingham NEC. This follows on from last month’s London Toy Fair trade show which saw Rainbow Productions managing the presence at photo shoots and exhibitor stands of over 20 licensed children’s characters on behalf of brand owners. Danger Mouse and Noddy from Toyland Detective are pictured during the London Toy Fair. The Teletubbies were also present at the London Toy Fair and went on, immediately afterwards, to make supporting personal appearances at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany.
Rainbow Productions will also exhibiting at two trade shows in February: At the National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) event on Thursday 4 February and SMMEX at Wembley Stadium on 14 & 15 February.
Below there is a selection of licensed character appearances scheduled for February 2016. Please note that both the dates and the venues listed are subject to change.
February 3: Bing and Flop will be attending nursery sessions in Southend today, arranged by Harper Collins.
February 7 - 9: Tatty Teddy heads to Spring Fair trade show at Birmingham NEC.
February 8: Magic Light Pictures has arranged for The Gruffalo to visit Spring Fair today in support of licensee partners.
February 11: The Frenchgate Centre in Doncaster will receive a visit from The Gruffalo.
February 11: Chase from Paw Patrol is going to Yate Shopping Centre in Bristol today.
February 13: Fireman Sam will be making in-store personal appearances at Smyths Toys, Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park in Leeds.
February 13: Peter Rabbit is going to B&Q in Trafford Park, Manchester.
February 14: Woburn Safari Park in Milton Keynes has organised a visit from The Gruffalo as added entertainment for their guests.
February 16: A Peter Rabbit narration event will be taking placed today at Manor Walks Shopping Centre in Northumberland.
February 16-18: Postman Pat® and Jess the Cat will be making personal appearances on behalf of Keighley & Worth Valley Light Railway.
February 18: Drusillas Zoo Park in East Sussex has arranged for Bing & Flop to visit.
February 18: Fireman Sam will be greeting shoppers at Broad Street Mall in Reading.
February 19: Ben and Holly appearances and narrations is scheduled today at The Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford.
February 20: Paw Patrol characters Chase and Marshall will be visiting Market Place in Bolton, with narrations taking place alongside their personal appearances.
February 21: Dartmoor Zoo in Devon is the venue for meet and greets by The Gruffalo.
February 24 & 25: Paddington heads to the Business Travel Show at London Olympia, arranged by First Great Western.
February 27: During the RBS 6 Nations fixture today at Twickenham Stadium – England versus Ireland - Rainbow Productions is managing the presence of Ruckley on behalf of the RFU.