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October 7, 2021
Coolabi Group and its BAFTA award winning kids show, “Clangers,” are celebrating a host of musical activations for the brand, including Amazon for the brand-new Clangers Talk Kids+ Edition, a licensing deal with tonies; and an official “Clangers” album with Grammy Award winning composer John du Prez.
“Clangers” will be partnering once again with music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins for a new interactive three-part series of “On Stage at Home Live.”
Launching on Oct. 11, with its first session followed by two more morning sessions on Oct. 18 and Oct. 25, the free musical Zoom sessions for preschoolers will be hosted by CBeebies presenter and performer Cat Sandion and Nordoff Robbins music therapist Emily Grimes. They will feature dancing from the “Clangers” and a specially-created song for viewers to sing, dance and learn important life skills on how to be kind.
"I believe that music and sound exploring is really important to a child's development, I incorporate both into everyday life with my little ones at home,” says Sandion. “I'm so excited to be a part of the sessions and hope that they bring grown ups and children together to make music and have fun!"
The sessions are an extension of “On Stage at Home with Clangers,” which launched during the first lockdown in 2020 on the “Clangers” and Nordoff Robbins YouTube channels with six musical videos and culminated in hundreds of thousands of views.
In addition, a new version of “Clangers” Talk Kids+ Edition, a voice-activated Alexa Skill for Amazon, is now available. “Clangers” Talk originally launched in 2019, allowing children to communicate with “Clangers,” who respond with whistles and songs and now includes popular nursery rhymes and “Clangers” audio stories.
The Clangers figurine from audio box company tonies is now available, with six stories, voiced by “Clangers” narrator Sir Michael Palin. The “Clangers” tonie transports the listeners to The Little Blue Planet and is available via selected toy retailers, bookshops and the tonies website.
“The Clangers Album” by John Du Prez featuring the sounds of the Little Blue Planet has been released on the Ocean Music label, and is available to buy in all high street and online music shops.
“We are absolutely over the moon to be announcing these brand-new ‘Clangers’ partnerships and product releases which celebrate all the fantastic music and sounds that make ‘Clangers’ so magical and unique,” says Jeremy Banks, chief executive officer, Coolabi Group.
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