The team who brought you “Despicable Me” and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, “Despicable Me 2” and “Minions,” returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable adopted daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—as well as those hilarious Minions with the brand new upcoming film Despicable me 3.
Released on 30th June 2017, Despicable Me 3 made almost $83.5 million in it’s opening weekend and therefore had the biggest opening weekend of all animated films so far this year!
Danilo have been working with Universal for several years on Despicable Me products, and are publishing a strong range of Calendars, Diaries, Greetings Cards, Gift Wrap & Bags this year, designed around the new film’s funky, colourful 80’s theme.
Danilo are delighted to be running a DM3 themed promotion with Tesco’s starting from Monday 26th June for several weeks, to promote the fantastic new Despicable Me 3 Card & Gift Wrap range.
“Despicable Me is one of those brands that everyone within our business loves working on as it really has mass appeal across all age groups” states Danilo’s Licensing Director Dan Grant. “This allows us to create a range of cards, wrap and bags that target every family member from the kids through to grandparents. Our latest range focuses on the key themes from the movie both across characters such as The Minions and Gru, but also making use of the strong 1980’s artwork that really makes the offering different to previous years.
Overall the movie wont fail to impress anyone who sees it and I am sure it will be the hit movie of the summer.”
The Official Calendar chart presented by Danilo is always a reflection of who is in and who is out and what is trending…
And we are delighted to say the results are now in! So drum roll please….. We can announce the Winner of the 2016 Official Calendar Chart is…MINIONS!!
Danilo 2016 Official Calendar Chart
1) Minions (NE)
2) Star Wars Episode 7 (new entry)
3) Manchester United (last year 6)
4) One Direction (2)
5) Liverpool FC (5)
6) Cliff Richard (9)
7) 5 Seconds of Summer (4)
8) Great British Bake Off (20)
9) Disney’s Frozen (1)
10) Kelly Brook (11)
11) Arsenal (13)
12) Marvel (14)
13) Chelsea (12)
14) Olly Murs (NE)
15) Cheryl (15)
16) Joe and Caspar (NE)
17) Elvis (NE)
18) Tottenham Hotspur (NE)
19) Mrs Brown’s Boys (18)
20) Kylie (NE)
Back in 2011 – 2015, 1D dominated the top of the charts but it seems that the girls, sport and film have come back into fashion with the new No 1 title for 2016 ‘MINIONS’ followed at 2 by Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens, and then Manchester United who have received their first top 3 position in over a decade.
Then follows One Direction at 4, who are still the highest placed music artists, Liverpool FC at 5, Cliff Richard climbs back up to 6 from 9 beating new entry Olly Murs at 14, 5 Seconds of Summer a new entry at 7, Disney’s Frozen feels the chill and drops to 8 from No 1 last year! But a great climb for popular TV series Great British Bake off who climbed to 8 from 20 last year.
AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THOSE WHO GUESSED CORRECTLY…
So a big congratulations to all those who entered our “Guess the Bestselling 2016 Calendar” Competition and guessed Minions!
One lucky person will therefore be selected at random this week to win £50 PLUS a 2016 Calendar of their choice and 10 x runners up will also be awarded a 2016 Calendar.
Interestingly from the hundreds of entries we had for the competition, 24% guessed correctly that Minions would be the topseller, second to 25% of people who believed Frozen would take the title for a second year. In third place, 20% voted that One Direction would win followed by 9% who thought the new and upcoming Star Wars Epiosde 7 may steal the crown.
The Danilo Team were delighted to attend The Henries Awards again for 2015, which took place in the stunning Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday 8th October. Every year, hundreds of greeting card industry publishers and retailers attend this prestigious event which celebrates the immense creativity in the UK greeting card industry.
Now in its 20th year, The Henries featured a fantastic ‘Roaring Twenties’ theme, including Charleston Dancers as well as fun dress up items for guests. Comedian Mark Watson, also brought his own unique brand of humour as the compere of the event.
All the nominees this year were judged by a panel of over 40 prestigious retailers, including buyers from John Lewis, Scribbler, Paperchase, Waitrose, Tesco, Waterstones and a host of leading independents. And we were over the moon when we discovered our Official Despicable Me Minions Card and Wrap range won the Best Licensed Range Award. Especially as other great titles such as Frozen by UKG were also nominated. Overall, a fantastic night, and we cant wait for next year’s Henries event 🙂
For a full list of all the nights winners, click here
Official Minions Range now available at Danilo.com with Free UK Delivery. Worldwide delivery also available
Held at The Great Room at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Tuesday 15th September, The Annual Licensing Awards once again took place. There were over 1400 licensors, licensees and retailers in attendance, and even some celebrities too, such as the famous duo Ashley and Pudsey, Comedian and TV Star Alexander Armstrong and even Superman star Henry Cavill!
On this star-studded evening, Danilo were delighted to not only receive the award for the Best Licensed Paper Products Or Stationery Range for our Despicable Me Minions greetings cards, calendars and giftbags range, but also because our Founder and Chairman Mr Laurence Prince was given an Honorary Achievement Award for his contribution to the Licensing Industry
Shocked by this surprise announcement, Laurence collected his award, commenting “This industry has been good to me. It’s an industry I love and have grown up with – I’m 69 this year. I appreciate that the licensing industry has given me this award – it is just fantastic, thank you.”
Well Done Laurence, we are all very proud of you!
Danilo are chuffed to announce that our Official Despicable Me Card Range has also been nominated for the Best Licensed Range award at the 2015 Henries Awards. We are up against strong competition such as Disney Frozen from UK Greetings, Laura Meare from Hallmark and MODA from The Great British Card Company.
Overall, more than 14,000 entries were considered across 19 categories and these have been narrowed down by the Judges to 114 finalists. Danilo will find out if we’ve won at the gala presentation evening at the Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday 8th October, so keep your fingers crossed for us! 🙂
We are delighted to announce that Danilo is a finalist in the 2015 Licensing Awards!
There were nearly 5,000 licensed products entered into 12 categories, and we are chuffed the judging panel nominated Danilo, alongside companies such as Hallmark and Moonpig, in the Best Licensed Paper Products or Stationery Range category for our Despicable Me Calendar, Greeting Card and Gift Wrap range
The winners will be announced along with the Retailer Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on September 15, 2015 so fingers crossed we will have some good news to share in September 🙂
WIN OFFICIAL MINIONS BUNDLES IN OUR TWO COMPETITIONS!!
This week sees the film release of those loveable yellow minions as well our BRAND NEW Official Cards and Gift Wrap Range – both online and in select Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA and Clintons stores! So to celebrate such an occasion we have 2 Fabulous Minion Competitions for you to enter, each with the prize of a supersized Minion Bundle!
1. FACEBOOK AND TWITTER COMPETITION
To WIN this lovely Bundle of Official Minion Books (courtesy of Centum Books), Greetings Cards, Gift Wrap and Gift Bag, all you have to do is Like and Share our Post on our Facebook Page or Follow and Retweet our post on our Twitter Page (@CalendarsUK) by Monday 29th June 2015.
2. REPIN PINTEREST COMPETITION
We are also giving you the chance to win ANOTHER of these amazing Minions Bundles by entering our Pinterest Competition. To enter, follow these 3 steps:
1. Follow Danilo Calendars on Pinterest
2. Repin your favourite Minions Product Picture from our”Minions Madness” Board.
3. Use the hashtag #DaniloMinionMadness when you repin the image
Winner will be chosen and contacted on Tuesday 30th June 2015
As the only trade show in the world dedicated to the greetings card industry, PG Live is an exciting event for all card publishers, distributors and retailers alike. Taking place this year on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd June, Danilo are just one of the 200+ companies who proudly exhibited at the Business Design Centre in London. And we were delighted to show off some of our spanking new card ranges including #PawPatrol, #Minions #5SOS #GoggleBox.
To see some of the highlights of the show for Danilo, have a lookey at our short Video at http://bit.ly/DaniloPGLive2015
As the only trade show in the world dedicated to the greetings card industry, PG Live is an exciting event for all card publishers, distributors and retailers alike. Taking place on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th May, Danilo are just one of the 200+ companies who will be proudly exhibiting at this renowned event at the Business Design Centre in London. And with some spanking new ranges to show off this year, as well as updates to our existing ranges, we cannot wait!
PLUS to celebrate our fab Despicable Me card ranges, we are also bringing along Minions Jerry and Jorge for a meet and greet on Tuesday. So make sure you pop by and have your picture taken with them!
As the market leading publisher of officially-licensed cards, calendars, diaries and wrap, we are proud to offer the most popular current brands in Music, TV, Film, Gaming and Sport. And we are especially pleased this year to be able to exhibit a whole host of new card ranges including:
In particular, we are delighted with the success of our Mrs Brown’s Boys cards, which have been flying off the shelves, with one birthday card selling three times faster than other top cards in the same category. Plus with the release of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie (watch trailer) in June this year, looks like the popularity of this Irish TV mammy will continue to grow.
In addition to these great new titles, we have also updated some of our popular card ranges such as One Direction, Transformers 4 (following the release of Transformers 4 movie Age of Extinction in July) Star Wars, and Family Guy ….
So if you’re planning on attending the show, why not come and visit us on Stand 513 and our friendly team will be happy to give you more information on our great 2015 titles.