Guru Studios announces the sale of the second season of Justin Time to Discovery Kids.
Cannes, France -- Guru Studio announced the sale of Season 2 of its hit preschool series Justin Time (26 x 11) to leading Latin American preschool network, Discovery Kids. The sale was completed by Guru’s agent for Latin America and Spain, Imira Entertainment.
With this latest deal, Justin Time will have complete exposure to the massive and fast-growing Latin market. Season 1 of Justin Time launched on Discovery Kids Latin America April 1st, 2012 and Season 2 will broadcast in 2013. U.S. Spanish-speaking broadcast rights have already been acquired by Discovery Familia.
Flavio Medeiros, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at Discovery Kids Latin America comments, “With its focus on discovery, imagination and exploration around the world, Justin Time has been an absolutely perfect fit for Discovery Kids. We are sure Season 2 will continue to captivate and inspire our audience’s curiosity.”
Frank Falcone, President and Creative Director of Guru Studio, adds “We are very pleased that Discovery Kids has picked up more episodes of Justin Time as it is indeed the perfect home for three characters who travel the globe discovering new adventures. We are also very excited about having such far-reaching, multi-platform exposure to the hugely important Hispanic market.”
Justin Time (26 x 11) already airs in over 70 countries on top kids broadcasters across the globe such as, Sprout and NBC Kids (U.S., where it reached the #1 slot last year), Discovery Familia (Spanish U.S.), Disney Junior (Canada), Disney (Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy and Canada), SRTL (Germany), Discovery Kids (Latin America), Nick Jr. (France), Tiny Pop (UK), YLE (Finland), and Hop! Channel (Israel), among others. Justin Time was recently nominated for three of the prestigious Annie Awards for Best Character Animation, Best Production Design and Best General Audience.
Justin Time is a character driven animated series for three-to-six year olds based on an original concept by Brandon Scott. The series follows the adventures of Justin and his imaginary pals Olive and Squidgy, as they set off on fantastical adventures in time, told from every corner of the world! Justin’s everyday pre-school challenge sets the stage for adventure, as they ride rockets into space; discover new worlds with the Viking’s; and chase Cleopatra’s cat through the pyramids of Egypt! Squidgy, his faithful clay friend is always there to help and Olive is always a friendly face in every new place. Inspiring stories show that friendship, adventure and fun are timeless!
Source : Guru Studio
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.