Aardman listed its catalog of animation series on the Vuulr Marketplace. The slate is available for licensing with global rights availability. “The Vuulr platform is a great way for us to showcase Aardman’s content and ensure we are maximizing every opportunity for the brands we represent," Alison Taylor, Director of Distribution at Aardman, said. "We want to make it easier for platforms who are unable to send representatives to markets, or for those without dedicated kids and family buyers, to access our content around the globe.”
Aardman's slate includes new releases, library shows and the third-party properties they represent on the marketplace, including "Numberblocks," "Happy the Hoglet," and the studio’s first in-house CGI series, "Lloyd of the Flies." Other titles listed on Vuulr include popular classics like Aardman’s most-loved Academy Award winning iconic duo in "Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers," multi award winning "Shaun the Sheep" that follows the adventures of a young and clever sheep who leads his flock at a small farm in the countryside; and BAFTA winner ‘Timmy Time’, featuring the littlest lamb in Shaun the Sheep’s flock in his own spin-off series as he heads off to nursery school.
The company also confirmed plans to launch Branded Sales Platform with Vuulr on their joint website to provide global buyers access to their catalog, trailers and screeners on-demand. The platform also gives them the availability to check rights availability, and place licensing offers all on a single platform. “We are delighted to have been chosen by Aardman to present their catalog of their iconic, well-loved and award-winning animation," Ian McKee, CEO of Vuulr, said. "We look forward to bringing Aardman’s award winning characters to acquisitions teams globally.”
Vuulr's 8,000 registered buyers will now be able to login to Aardman’s Branded Sales Platform with their Vuulr credentials. New Buyers will only need to do a quick registration to gain full access to the platform. Vuulr has enabled the licensing transactions of over 19,200 hours of content, originating from over 110 countries, offering buyers titles from a hefty catalog consisting of more than 231,000 hours of premium film and TV content.
The Vuulr platform is a great way for us to showcase Aardman’s content and ensure we are maximizing every opportunity for the brands we represent. We want to make it easier for platforms who are unable to send representatives to markets, or for those without dedicated kids and family buyers, to access our content around the globe.” Alison Taylor Director of Distribution, Aardman