CG-animated preschool series set for France, Spain, Germany, New Zealand and beyond.
Hollywood, CA -- The Jim Henson Company, world-renowned family entertainment producer and distributor, has licensed Parents Choice Gold Award-winner Doozers—the CG-animated preschool series inspired by the wildly popular characters from the company’s classic series Fraggle Rock—to leading media partners around the world. Additionally, licensing agents have been appointed in key global markets. The announcements were made by Richard Goldsmith, EVP, Global Distribution and International Consumer Products, The Jim Henson Company.
“Media platforms, home entertainment partners and licensees the world over recognize that the inventive, engaging characters and the modern innovative world that is Doozers resonates with children and their parents regardless of language or location,” said Goldsmith. “The industry’s enthusiastic response to our program that encourages design thinking, inventing, and creativity, validates our passion for this charming series.”
Kicking off its roster of new agreements, the company has partnered in Europe with leading media platforms, including France Télévisions (France), RTVE for Clan (Spain), Dreamia (Portugal), and AMC Networks International for Canal Panda (Spain); and has also signed with German home video distribution company Polyband, who will distribute Doozers DVDs in German-language markets.
In New Zealand, Doozers will air on TV New Zealand, and has been licensed to MediaCorp (Malaysia and Singapore) for its Okto Channel.
In Israel, children’s channel HOP! will be the new home of Doozers, while in the Middle East, the series will be available on Radio Television Brunei and on Emirates Cable TV & Multimedia LLC’s E-Junior (UAE).
Rounding out Doozers news, the Company has appointed consumer products licensing agencies for the brand, including Biplano (France, Spain and Portugal), Active Merchandising International (Germany), Distefano Licensing (Italy), and The Fusion Agency (Australia).
Doozers, which debuted in April 2014 in the U.S. as the first Hulu Original series for kids, first launched in the UK on Cartoonito, in Germany on Boomerang, in Italy on Boing, on Discovery Kids Latin America, Nick Jr. Australia and Cartoon Network Asia.
A modern series for modern families, Doozers features the adventures of The Pod Squad: Spike, Molly Bolt, Flex and Daisy Wheel. The four Doozer kids live at the edge of our world and right under our noses in the fantastical, modern and eco-friendly Doozer Creek. They’re green, they’re cute and they’re three inches tall, full of energy, ideas and enthusiasm. Doozers put their ideas into action and change their dreams into reality, from designing a Doozer Derby racing car to flying in a kaleidoscope of butterflies or building a giant gingerbread house.
The series celebrates the spirit of being an innovator and inspires all kids to have an “I can do it” attitude. Doozers features a ground-breaking design thinking curriculum, which is part of an overall STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) initiative.
The Doozers series is a co-production of The Jim Henson Company and DHX Media Ltd. Serving as Executive Producers for The Jim Henson Company are Lisa Henson, CEO, and Halle Stanford, Executive Vice President of Children’s Entertainment. Steven DeNure and Anne Loi serve as Executive Producers for DHX Media Ltd.
Source: The Jim Henson Company