Zodiak Kids has signed two new partners and renewed a third for the CBeebies preschool show “Mister Maker,” which is produced by Zodiak Kids’ production company The Foundation.
P2 Entertainment has signed on to produce the first-ever Mister Maker app, which will feature a series of creatively themed games and activities for both smartphones and tablets. The app will be available for iOS devices this summer, with versions for other platforms to follow.
Igloo Books has also come on board as the publishing partner for the brand and is planning a full range of books for 3- to 6-year-old boys and girls that will begin hitting shelves this summer. The Igloo collection will include a variety of interactive formats including sticker, activity and coloring books.
Finally, Zodiak Kids has renewed its partnership with Creativity International for Mister Maker arts-and-crafts packs, which are available in the U.K. and Eire.
“Mister Maker keeps going from strength to strength–the viewing figures are fantastic and the products just keep selling,” says Jennifer Lawlor, senior vice president of consumer products, Zodiak Kids London. “I‘m delighted that we are moving into two more exciting categories, and I’m very confident that we will deliver more great sales.”