Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty has inspired a host of unusual merchandise ranging from the t-shirt above to glassware, coin banks, wristbands and more.
Cartoon Network Enterprises is now partnering with Bioworld, Hot Properties Merchandising, Ripple Junction, Daylight Curfew, Hyp and surreal Entertainment in bringing new and different Ricky and Morty merchandising to its fans.
The announcement comes just before MAGIC Las Vegas, where much of the new merchandise will be displayed. Follow the jump for details.
Cartoon Network Enterprises Announces New Apparel and Accessories Partners for Adult Swim Original Series, Rick and Morty
Offering Will Include a Range of Shirts, Bags, Housewares and More
Cartoon Network Enterprises announced today the addition of new apparel and accessories partners for Rick and Morty, Adult Swim’s critically acclaimed animated series. Joining current apparel and accessories partnersRipple Junction and Zen Monkey, Underboss, Bioworld, Hot Properties Merchandising, Daylight Curfew, Hyp and Surreal Entertainment have all signed on to create ranges of products based on the popular original series. The announcement comes in advance of MAGIC Las Vegas, where many of the following new products will be displayed:
- Bioworld (Booth #25099) will introduce an assortment of new Rick and Morty accessories including bags, wallets, belts, headwear, wristbands and more, which will be available at specialty stores nationwide this fall.
- Hot Properties Merchandising is set to debut key chains, magnets, patches, buttons and stickers this fall at specialty stores nationwide.
- Adding to their existing offering of Rick and Morty t-shirts and sweatshirts for men and women, Ripple Junction (Booth #26019) introduced enamel pins earlier this year.
- Daylight Curfew introduced limited edition, co-branded apparel, including t-shirts and sweatshirts, as well as a collaboration with Run The Jewels this May. The collection is available on DaylightCurfew.com.
- Rick and Morty hosiery from Hyp will be available this fall at specialty stores.
- Surreal Entertainment (Booth #25014) will be launching an assortment of glassware, coin banks and other exciting beverageware products this fall in specialty stores.
“As Rick and Morty continues to surge in popularity, we are delighted to work with new partners to provide fans with a broad assortment of products based on the series,” said Pete Yoder, vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises, North America. “Fans will now be able to wear their fandom with t-shirts, sweatshirts, and accessories including headwear, bags, wallets and more.”
Created and executive produced by Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time),Rick and Morty follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. When season two premiered in July 2015, it was ranked #1 in its time period among all key adult demographics, and it is now currently in production for season three.
About Adult Swim
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.