Carlsen-Verlag (Hamburg) has joined the program to publish Kikaninchen-themed mini books within its Pixi series, coloring books and pads, and various storybooks. Another publisher ArsEdition (Munich) has signed on to produce song, play and learn, picture and puzzle books, as well as a picture album. Titles from both licensees will debut in October 2011 at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Meanwhile, Universal Music Family Entertainment will enter the Kikaninchen property into the music and home entertainment category. Its first music album will hit this holiday 2010 and first DVD will be released in spring 2011. Additional audio and DVD titles will roll out regularly following the initial launches.
Kikaninchen's toy partner Simba Dickie Group was announced earlier this year.
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