The Land of Nod and DreamWorks Animation Tell a Bedtime Story with Little Golden Books
Glendale, CA and Morton Grove, IL – June 19, 2014 – Avoiding bath and bedtime are about to become a thing of the past! Leading purveyor of housewares for kids, The Land of Nod, has aligned with DreamWorks Animation for a comprehensive program featuring characters from the beloved children’s property Little Golden Books. This landmark collaboration marks the first of this type for The Land of Nod.
For generations, Little Golden Books have become a rite of passage for little ones. Parents have special memories of reading these timeless stories when they were young and want to recreate those memories with their own children. Through this partnership, The Land of Nod brings classic Little Golden Books “The Shy Little Kitten” and “Tawny Scrawny Lion” to life through a unique offering for the home including bedding, wall art, rugs and bath items.
“The spirit of Little Golden Books aligns perfectly with The Land of Nod, making the brand the perfect choice for our first licensing collaboration,” said Michelle Kohanzo, Managing Director at Land of Nod. “The characters will be featured on items that kids and their parents will absolutely love…we can’t wait to unveil the line!”
“As a leader in kids’ housewares, The Land of Nod will do an incredible job of translating the heritage and iconic artwork of Little Golden Books to a fantastic program at retail,” said DreamWorks Animation’s Head of Consumer Products Softlines, Ann Buckingham. “These characters have been adored for generations and this product line gives fans another touch point to engage with the brand.”
The Little Golden Books-inspired line will debut in early 2015 in The Land of Nod Stores and on landofnod.com. Little Golden Books are published by Golden Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.
About The Land of Nod
The Land of Nod is a privately held retailer headquartered in Illinois. Since their beginnings in 1996, The Land of Nod has expanded to include four retail locations, a catalog and a website offering kids and baby furniture, bedding, toys and more. With a commitment to quality and safety, The Land of Nod offers a solution for customers that aren’t willing to leave their design aesthetic at the door of their kid’s room. To shop visit www.landofnod.com or check out the Honest to Nod blog where you’ll find design for kids and people that used to be kids. You can also follow The Land of Nod on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelandofnod and Twitter: twitter.com/thelandofnod.
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA) creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 28 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots, and The Croods.
About Little Golden Books
In 1942, the launch of Little Golden Books revolutionized children’s book publishing by making high quality picture books available at affordable prices. More than 70 years later, many of the original Golden Book titles are still wildly popular, with The Poky Little Puppy topping the list of ten bestselling children’s books of all time. Golden Books’ backlist is teeming with classics such as Dorthy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny, and features the stories and artwork of children’s book legends Mary Blair, Margaret Wise Brown, Richard Scarry, Eloise Wilkin, Garth Williams, and many more. Today, the Golden Books imprint includes an array of storybooks, novelty books, and coloring and activity books featuring all the most popular licenses including Disney, Nickelodeon, Barbie, Thomas & Friends, The Cat in the Hat, Sesame Street, Marvel Super Heroes, DC Super Friends. Golden Books continues to reissue the best of its backlist in a variety of formats including ebooks and apps, as well as bringing out brand new books in these evolving new formats.
Danielle Kurtz Matt Lifson
Land of Nod DreamWorks Animation
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