BBC Preps for Walking with Dinosaurs

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand and Pan Macmillan Australia are collaborating for a number of licensing deals for Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie, set to hit retail later this year.

The Twentieth Century Fox and Reliance Entertainment film, Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie, is a full 3D experience taking audience members back in time on a prehistoric adventure to when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. IM Global, BBC Earth and Evergreen, in association with Animal Logic, are also contributing to the production of the film.

Pan Macmillan Australia has secured publishing rights and licensing deals with and Keldan International for products for the film, which will hit theaters in Australia and New Zealand on January 1, 2014. A collection of products, including a storybook with 3D glasses and posters, a stickerbook and a Dinopedia hardback are set to release in the countries in November.

Along with the publishing lineup, a roster of back-to-school items by, including backpacks, lunch boxes, water bottles and pencil cases, among others, are also set to release.

Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie is set to be the family film event of the year, and we’re proud to be partnering with Pan Macmillan Australia to release a fantastic collection of Walking with Dinosaurs books that will extend the experience for audiences,” says Heather McIlfatrick, head of commercial, factual and lifestyle, BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand. “We’re also delighted to have on board with their back-to-school, Walking with Dinosaurs-themed collection and Keldan International with the hatching dinosaur egg–sure to be a must-have for kids this Christmas.”