In what could be termed as good news for comic lovers, Animation International India has got the licensing and merchandising rights of comic legend Charlie Chaplin.
“Chaplin is a dream come true for our team. We have all grown up seeing him, loving him and wanting a piece of him. Now that chance has come for us to not just create some innovative merchandise around Chaplin, but also to share it with his fans,” Nitin Kalra, Director, Animation International India, said in a statement.
Charlie Chaplin is now officially available for licensing and merchandising.
Sharing an image, the company took to the social networking sites for the announcement.
Animation International Limited, one of the most renowned and respected names in content licensing and syndication industry across Asia has been active for the last 5 decades. Being the pioneers, AI India launched some of the most credible IP’s in India including Hello Kitty, Marvel, WWE, Dragon Ball Z, Barney and Friends among others.
Recently, AI organized the first Doraemon Licensee Expo in Mumbai on August 3. With an array of products ranging from chocolates to watches, plush toys, to feeding bottles, Doraemon is a popular toon companion for kids.
London-born Chaplin, who died in 1977, is recognized as one of the most influential and recognizable comic actors and directors of the silent film period. His most famous works include “The Kid” (1921), “The Gold Rush” (1925), “City Lights” (1931), “Modern Times” (1936) and “The Great Dictator” (1940).