February 25, 2013

Vannen Watches and Cartoon Network Enterprises Announce New Partnership for Regular Show!

Available Starting Next Week on VannenWatches.com, Limited-Edition Watches Will Feature Iconic Characters from Hit Animated Series 

Vannen Watches and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the global licensing and merchandising arm of the popular television network, today announced a partnership that will bring the network’s Emmy® Award-winning, not to mention fan-favorite, television series Regular Show to wrists everywhere via a line of limited-edition watches set to debut next week! Featuring iconic art from the series and designed by Vannen’s creative team, the first-of-its-kind limited-edition Regular Show Vannen Watch will be available for sale online at VannenWatches.com beginning Wednesday, March 6 at 9:00 a.m. ET. With an initial run of only 300 watches, these highly collectible watches will be available for $75. 

Created by J.G. Quintel, Regular Show revolves around the lives of a raccoon named Rigby and a blue jay named Mordecai whose surreal adventures offer something for fans of both mainstream and indie animation. Winner of an Emmy® Award for "Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program" and a PAAFTJ Award for "Best Voice Actor,” Regular Show has been a hit with both critics and fans and has spawned a popular line of consumer products including toys, apparel, accessories, DVD releases and more. New episodes of the Regular Show television series can be seen on Cartoon Network Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

“We’re excited to be working with Cartoon Network and bringing our quality and creativity to these exciting collectibles,” says Vannen founder David Stowe. “The Vannen team are huge fans of Cartoon Network and Regular Show, and can't wait to create the perfect timepiece for both die-hard and casual fans. Get ready for some amazing surprises!”

Additional details on the first Regular Show Vannen Watch will be announced soon. Bookmark VannenWatches.com for updates!

About Vannen Watches: Vannen captures the electrifying worlds of art, fashion, and pop culture and infuse them into every limited edition timepiece we produce. Vannen makes exceptional, highly collectible, limited edition timepieces at affordable prices. Constructing wearable art that is both functional and accessible - but still exclusive - Vannen has given the public a new way to showcase their taste in art and fashion without breaking the bank. Individually inspected, assembled and packaged by hand in Los Angeles, every watch is treated like a true piece of art. Designed by some of the world's best artists, Vannen creates wearable art that appeals to forward-thinking, style-conscious individuals while honoring the distinctive vision of our team of artists.

About Cartoon Network Enterprises: 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 and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 168 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.


David Stowe / Vannen Watches  david@vannenwatches.com

Lauren McCabe / Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. lauren.mccabe@turner.com