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 group has worked with the UK leisure parks and attractions industry for 25 years to deliver value-added entertainment through creating custom-made mascots, scripting and performing stage shows featuring costumes and puppets and also managing the personal appearances of licensed cartoon characters.

Rainbow now offers personal appearances from more than 90 licensed characters – often booked as part of special events programmes – and the design and manufacture of bespoke ‘walk-about’ mascots for use within parks to interact with guests.

New licensed characters exclusively available through Rainbow Productions in 2010 include Ben and Holly from Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, the BAFTA award-winning pre-school television show; Thomas the Tank Engine and the Fat Controller; and Humungousaur and Four Arms, characters from the hit show Ben 10 Alien Force.