1 JUL, 2011

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, has joined forces with designer jewellery label Molly Brown to create the first ever Angelina Ballerina collection. Available exclusively at Selfridges from Saturday 2 July, the range will then launch at selected department stores and independent retailers across the UK from Saturday 16 July.

The collection of Angelina-inspired jewellery will include pendants, lockets and charm bracelets. Each piece has been designed to replicate the famous dancing mouse, using sterling silver and enamel coated Angelina pink.

Tracy Griffiths, Senior Director HIT Brands EMEA, said “We’re delighted to have teamed up with Molly Brown to deliver the first ever Angelina Ballerina jewellery collection. The Molly Brown brand is famous for its beautifully crafted jewellery so we are confident the new line will be a must have for aspiring dancers and Angelina fans nationwide.”

Erica Illingworth, Founder and Managing Director of Molly Brown London, said “The collaboration between Molly Brown and Angelina Ballerina is such an exciting opportunity for us. We have created the most beautiful jewellery collection which captures the essence of Angelina and her love of dance perfectly. I am sure it will be a great success.”

The new Angelina Ballerina line from Molly Brown will run alongside the current CGI TV series Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps which airs on Nick. Jr UK.

2011 has also seen Mattel launch a new Angelina Ballerina CGI product line at John Lewis.



Sarah Georgiakakis

Direct: 020 7554 2560

Email: sarahg@hitentertainment.com

About HIT Entertainment

HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Thomas & Friends™, Pingu™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™ and Rainbow Magic™. HIT represents Chapman Entertainment’s Fifi and the Flowertots™ and Roary the Racing Car™ in North America, as well as Wallace & Gromit™, Shaun the Sheep™, Timmy Time™ and Aardman Classics from Aardman Animations.  HIT also acts as representative for The Wiggles® in the UK. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan.  HIT is a part-owner of US-based preschool channel, PBS KIDS SproutSM. For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com.

About Angelina Ballerina

Angelina Ballerina is a little star with big dreams of becoming a prima ballerina.  This feisty little mouse works hard to reach her goal and along the way, always learns from her mistakes. When little girls share in Angelina’s experiences, they’re inspired to go after their big dreams too.  In addition to the critically acclaimed story books created by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig, Angelina Ballerina dances her way into the hearts of young girls weekly on Nick Jr. UK.  For more information about Angelina Ballerina, please visit www.angelinaballerina.com.