GLENDALE, CA –– December 12, 2013 –– C3 Entertainment, Inc., The Three Stooges® brand owner, announced today a new licensing agreement with Panini America, Inc., a subsidiary of the Italian based Panini Group, the world leader in the published collectibles sector.
Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing & Consumer Products said ‘We have had a license with Panini for The Three Stooges in their 2012 and 2013 Golden Age Baseball sets and now there will be a larger Three Stooges presence in Panini’s Americana release set for April 2014 including autographs.’
Continuing she said ‘The prior Three Stooges trading cards with Panini did very well with both fans and collectors and we expect the combination of the strength of The Three Stooges brand cards with new imagery and the autographs plus the quality product produced by Panini that this expanded presence will resonate with both groups.
Jason Howarth, Panini America Vice President of Marketing said ‘We were thrilled to be able to bring fans across the world unique Three Stooges trading cards in our Golden Age Baseball releases in both 2012 and 2013. Their presence in those sets was extremely well-received and resonated with Stooges fans of all ages.’
Continuing, he said ‘But perhaps more importantly, it set the stage for an even bigger Three Stooges presence in our upcoming 2014 Americana release. Delivering cool trading cards is one thing; but being able to deliver cut autographs of these famous men in booklet-card form takes it to another level. We’re extremely excited about this opportunity.’
About C3 Entertainment, Inc.:
C3 Entertainment, Inc., the home of The Three Stooges® brand, is a diversified entertainment company involved in television and motion picture production, retail sales and the licensing and merchandising of The Three Stooges® and other classic brands. For more information, visit www.c3entertainment.com and www.threestooges.com and follow The Three Stooges on Facebook and Twitter.
The Panini Group, established almost 50 years ago in Modena, Italy, has subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with official licenses for NBA, NFL, NHL, FIFA, MLBPA, Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini has distribution channels in more than 100 countries and employs a staff of over 800. You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and on YouTube Please visit us at www.paniniamerica.net, www.paninigroup.com or www.paniniamerica.wordpress.com.