“NCircle excels at putting great content everywhere kids and parents want to watch it," said Richard Goldsmith, The Jim Henson Company’s Executive Vice President, Global Distribution and International Consumer Products.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 19, 2015
NCircle Entertainment has acquired the DVD distribution rights for The Jim Henson Company’s Doozers, a CG animated preschool series inspired by the beloved characters from the wildly popular Fraggle Rock. Doozers celebrates the wonders of invention, creativity, and design thinking for young viewers. Marking its U.S. DVD premiere, Doozers will launch in the U.S. in August 2015 with a major retail exclusive. Doozers is currently available via iTunes, and NCircle plans to also launch the series on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and other transactional digital providers later this year.
Doozers debuted as a Hulu Original in 2014. The series focuses on a team of best friends – the Pod Squad – who live in an innovative, imaginative, and ecofriendly community. Each animated story fosters STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning by encouraging design-based thinking, creative expression, teamwork and problem solving.
Produced by The Jim Henson Company and DHX Media, Doozers is a Parents’ Choice Gold Award recipient and received the iKids award for Best Web App Series in 2015.
“We’re thrilled to be extending our years-long distribution alliance with The Jim Henson Company, who’ve ‘written the book’ on creating engaging characters and programs that inspire young minds for over 50 years,” said Mary Flynn, NCircle’s vice president of sales, content and acquisitions. “It’s our pleasure and delight to be introducing Doozers to a broad home entertainment audience starting this August.”
“NCircle excels at putting great content everywhere kids and parents want to watch it. Doozers is an incredible world to explore, full of trusted friends that inspire kids to be creative in their own lives,” said Richard Goldsmith, The Jim Henson Company’s Executive Vice President, Global Distribution and International Consumer Products. “Parents can expect to see their own Doozers at home innovate, invent and build as our audience gets excited to ‘get to it and do do do it!’”
About NCircle Entertainment:
NCircle specializes in the sales, marketing, and distribution of children and family entertainment, and is a trusted brand for high-quality, age-appropriate content. As the largest independent studio for children’s non-theatrical DVDs, NCircle’s portfolio includes many of the most loved and best-selling children’s brands. Key brands currently in NCircle’s vast library include Octonauts, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Mike the Knight, Pocoyo, and The Jim Henson Company’s Sid the Science Kid, as well as the Academy Award-nominated short films, The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. For more information, please visit: http://www.ncircleentertainment.com
NCircle is a subsidiary of Alliance Entertainment.
About The Jim Henson Company:
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and digital animation. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets, Henson has received over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Recent credits include the Emmy®-nominated Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, and Pajanimals, as well as the CG-animated preschool series Doozers. Features include Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, as well as The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and MirrorMask. Television productions include Fraggle Rock, the sci-fi cult series Farscape, the reality competition, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, and Henson Alternative’s No, You Shut Up! currently airing on Fusion.
For more information, please contact:
Krystle Bersch, NCircle Entertainment; Krystle.Bersch(at)ncircleentertainment(dot)com