Saban’s new animated preschool series inspired by the Paul Frank family of characters will air on Nick Jr. in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand in 2013.
LOS ANGELES – Saban Brands announced its new animated preschool series inspired by the Paul Frank family of characters, Julius Jr., will air on Nick Jr. in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand in 2013. Following the adventures of a young version of Julius the Monkey, Julius Jr. will mark the first television vehicle for Paul Frank. Since its founding in 1997, in a Huntington Beach garage, the lifestyle fashion brand has become globally recognized for its fresh and irreverent designs and colorful cast of characters.
“This is an exciting next step for the Paul Frank brand, and for Saban Brands,” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “Julius Jr. will entertain and captivate millions of children and continue our tradition of creating new platforms on which to engage with our brands.”
The series is built around hero Julius Jr., a funky monkey with a penchant for invention. Together with his best pals, Worry Bear, Sheree, Clancy and Ping, they build a playhouse out of a simple cardboard box. But when they walk inside, to their surprise and delight, they discover that ordinary objects magically come to life and amazing adventures are just a door away. Julius Jr. proves every day that the best inventions are the ones that help your friends.
Julius Jr. will be distributed internationally by MarVista Entertainment.
Source: Saban Brands
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.