Genius Brands International acquires streaming and video-on-demand rights to the popular preschool series from The Jim Henson Company that features a hybrid of puppetry and CG animation.
Genius Brands International has just licensed streaming and select video-on-demand rights to the popular family series, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (20 x 22’). The series, from The Jim Henson Company, will stream on Genius Brand’s kids and family entertainment destination, Kartoon Channel!.
“As we continue to grow our footprint and our viewers, a key to our success is acquiring the very best in high-quality children’s entertainment from top-tier content producers such as The Jim Henson Company,” commented Margaret Loesch, executive chairman of Kartoon Channel! for Genius Brands. “We are excited to welcome The Grinch, Yertle, Horton, and all the characters of Seussville to Kartoon Channel!.”
“Dr. Seuss and The Jim Henson Company are among the most beloved names in children’s entertainment,” added Jon Ollwerther, general manager of Kartoon Channel! Genius Brands. “We are proud of the relationship and expect the series to be a driver of growing viewership for a long time to come.
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss features the fun, music, and adventures of some of the favorite characters created by celebrated children's author Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). These whimsical tales and well-known characters come to life using a mix of masterful puppets built by Jim Henson's Creature Shop and CG animation. Helping children understand valuable lessons about friendship, imagination and much more, the series is fun entertainment for the whole family.
“The Jim Henson Company specializes in creating evergreen fantastical worlds that audiences want to visit again and again and realizing these iconic Dr. Seuss characters as puppets for this award-winning production is no exception,” shared Anna Moorefield, VP, Global Distribution at The Jim Henson Company. “And it’s no wonder that The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss continues to be a favorite series, and now families of all ages can enjoy this classic on Kartoon Channel!”
The new slate of content now available on Kartoon Channel! also includes the preschool series Hi Opie! (13x20”), Elias: Rescue Team Adventures (26x22”), and children’s series including The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (65 x 22') and The Jim Henson Company’s Construction Site (52 x 11').
Source: Genius Brands International