Over recent months, UK costume character company Rainbow Productions has partnered with several licensors to develop a number of new stage shows featuring live performances from famous cartoon characters.

The company now offers exclusive 15-20 minute live shows to UK attractions and parks. The shows feature popular acts such as HIT Entertainment’s TV celebrities Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Fireman Sam and Barney, as well as Chapman Entertainment’s Fifi Forget-Me-Not and Roary the Racing Car.

On behalf of Classic Media, Rainbow Productions also offers a Rupert Bear stage show to leisure attractions, which has been performed in 2009 to family audiences at CentreParcs.

"The range of children’s characters exclusively represented under licence by Rainbow Productions is geared towards appealing to families with children from pre-school age through to about 12 years old," the company said.

"Technological developments enable Rainbow Productions to design and manufacture costumes featuring animatronics, giving costume characters the ability to interact even more with their audience in a live entertainment environment through blinking eyes and moving mouths to voice tracks."