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American Greetings

June 21, 2016 13:57 ET

American Greetings Expands Long-Standing Warner Bros. Consumer Products Partnership

New Greeting Cards Featuring Popular Licensed Characters to Hit Retail in 2017

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - American Greetings has proudly partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for many years, and the greeting card industry-leader is excited to expand this partnership in 2017 with brand-new greeting cards featuring popular characters from the entertainment industry powerhouse. Ranging from iconic feature films and television series to classics and exciting new properties, the lineup of Warner Bros. Consumer Products licenses will be an impressive addition to the already-unmatched portfolio of relevant brands, licenses and content partners at American Greetings.

Complementing the robust offering of stickers, party goods and seasonal gift wrap already available at your favorite national retailer and highlighting choice characters, such as the inspirational DC Super Hero Girls and action-packed Justice League, this on-trend selection of new greeting cards will be available beginning January 1, 2017. Consumers can celebrate everyday and seasonal occasions -- including Birthday, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween and Christmas -- with brand-new greeting cards featuring the beloved The Wizard of Oz, fan-favorite Big Bang Theory, the silly sleuthing Scooby-Doo, the extraordinary Wonder Woman, and many more epic Warner Bros. Consumer Products properties.

"For many years, our relationship with Warner Bros. Consumer Products has allowed American Greetings to provide consumers with superior products to help them make meaningful connections with the important people in their lives, and we are thrilled to expand on our successful work with the talented Warner Bros. Consumer Products team," said Mike Wovna, Vice President of Licensing and Sales at American Greetings. "This opportunity to deliver more of the amazing Warner Bros. and DC characters that are adored across generations promises continued success in 2017 and beyond."

The holidays will bring additional surprises and cheer to the American Greetings card department with Warner Bros. Consumer Products notable array of seasonal properties, such as Elf, A Christmas Story, Polar Express and Frosty the Snowman.

Consumers can find these Warner Bros. Consumer Products cards and products, in addition to a great selection of inspiring cards and products from American Greetings, at participating drug chains, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as in American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores. Those who enjoy sending ecards can share American Greetings cards online from www.americangreetings.com. For more information on American Greetings, visit www.corporate.americangreetings.com. You can also follow American Greetings on Twitter, Facebook, American Greetings blog, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram.

About American Greetings Corporation

As a leader in meaningful connections, American Greetings Corporation is a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in making the world a more thoughtful and caring place. Founded in 1906, the Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at Cardstore.com and ecards available at AmericanGreetings.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the AG Entertainment group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.9 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit www.corporate.americangreetings.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS, JUSTICE LEAGUE, and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s16)

WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s16)

THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s16)

THE BIG BANG THEORY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s16)

SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s16)

ELF and all related characters and elements © & ™ New Line Productions, Inc. (s16)

A CHRISTMAS STORY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s16)

THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s16)

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Classic Media, LLC. Based on the musical composition FROSTY THE SNOWMAN © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. (s16)

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