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Guru, Jetpack Score Renewal Deals for ‘Justin Time’

Broadcasters in Germany and Italy among the first to sign on to carry the award-winning show’s third season.

Super RTL and Cartoonito have signed on for ‘Justin Time Go!,’ the third season of the popular preschool series.

Children’s entertainment leader Guru Studio and global kids content distributor Jetpack Distribution have announced two major broadcast deals for the third series of the global hit preschool show Justin Time Go!

Germany’s Super RTL and Italy’s Turner-owned preschool channel Cartoonito are the first to pick up the third season of the inspiring animated preschool show, which currently airs on Family Channel in Canada and was previously exclusive to Netflix.

Justin Time Go! season three features 22 x 11-minute episodes and 2 x 22-minute special mini-movies. Mary Bredin, EVP Content at Guru Studio secured the Super RTL renewal and Cartoonito was brokered by Dominic Gardiner, CEO of Jetpack Distribution.

Dominic Gardiner says: “We’re delighted to secure homes for this hugely popular global triumph! Justin’s adventures really capture the imagination of preschoolers enabling them to become part of exciting stories throughout history. It has a universal appeal and we’re pleased to be presenting the third series at MIP.”

Mary Bredin commented: “We are thrilled that Justin Time continues to expand internationally with the pickups from Germany and Italy. This exceptionally imaginative series is now airing in over 190 countries and 20 languages around the world.”

Carsten Göttel, program director, Super RTL says: “Series with multiple seasons are always great for us and we are delighted that Justin Time continues to entertain audiences.”

The series centers on the adventurous Justin and his imaginary pals Olive and Squidgy. Together they travel to every corner of the world, as Justin’s imagination catapults them into larger-than-life adventures set in different points in history. Whether its racing through the Andes mountains to make an important delivery for an Inca king or diving down for a deep-sea treasure hunt in the Mariana Trench, the series draws on the timeless themes of fun, friendship and adventure.

Last year Justin Time won the Banff Rockie Award for best preschool program and has previously won best preschool series at the Canadian Screen Awards and the Shaw Rocket Prize. The show has become a huge hit around the world and has been recognized with multiple award nominations, including six Annie’s and two Emmys.

Source: Jetpack Distribution and Guru Studio

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