European Toy License Awarded for Geronimo Stilton

PARIS: Atlantyca Entertainment and the MoonScoop Group have signed Giochi Preziosi as the first major European toy licensee for the new animated series Geronimo Stilton

Giochi Preziosi has the rights to create toys based on the series, which is scheduled to premiere in Italy in fall 2009 and roll out across Europe beginning in 2010. Based on the award-winning Geronimo Stilton international kids’ chapter book series, the new 26×22-minute series, now in the final phase of production, centers on the life and adventures of the famous Geronimo Stilton, head of a veritable media empire and klutz extraordinaire, and Benjamin Stilton, his fearless young nephew. 

"We know that Geronimo Stilton is one of the most sought-after new brands in the kids’ business and we’re honored to be named the European toy licensee," said Graziano Delmaestro, the licensing director for Giochi Preziosi. "We’re looking forward to creating some unique and fun products that represent the joy kids and parents feel when they read the Geronimo Stilton books at home."

"Giochi Preziosi continues to be one of the leading innovators in the toy business and they are the ideal company to bring Geronimo Stilton toys to kids throughout Europe," added Maria Giovanna Gurrieri, the licensing director at Atlantyca Entertainment.

"They have a great reputation for developing safe, fun and engaging toys for kids of all ages and we felt Giochi Preziosi’s ideas for the Geronimo Stilton line fit perfectly with the vision for the future of Geronimo and his friends," commented Cynthia Money, the president of worldwide consumer products and marketing at MoonScoop.