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Silvergate Partners with SimEx-Iwerks to launch 4-D ‘Octonauts’

U.K. premiere scheduled for May 2016; new three-year deal includes additional animated films featuring the popular preschool brand.

NEW YORK & LONDON -- Silvergate Media, an international TV production and licensing company focused on pre-school children’s entertainment based in New York and London, has announced a partnership with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, to bring the first 4-D Octonauts cinema experience to fans globally.

In the first film The Amazon Adventure – 4-D, the Octonauts travel deep down the Amazon River in search of a lost city and Kwazii’s long lost grandfather, Calico Jack. The film will be offered to attractions worldwide, with the UK premier scheduled for May 2016. More Octonauts films from SimEx, in partnership with Silvergate, will follow in a three-year deal.

Ron Allen, SVP Commercial, Silvergate commented, “The Octonauts with its unique underwater setting, action adventure stories, and real-life creatures, is the perfect show for an immersive 4-D movie experience. We’re excited to be working with SimEx, the best possible partners for bringing fun, interactive movies to our fans.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Silvergate to deliver an Octonauts 4-D experience to our theaters worldwide,” added Mike Frueh, SVP, Licensing and Distribution, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. “Our guests will love joining the Octonauts down the Amazon River, and being chased by piranhas, all in 3-D with 4-D special effects.”

Now in its fourth season, Octonauts is aired in over 100 countries across the world, including on Disney Channel (USA), CBeebies (UK), ABC (Australia), TF1 (France) and Super RTL (Germany). Octonauts is also broadcast on China Central TV (“CCTV”).   

Since 2011, the brand has emerged as a leading preschool property in the United States, UK, Europe, Australia, and Korea. A successful brand launch is underway in China, with Russia to follow this Fall. 

Source: Silvergate Media