Netflix and Guru Studio Announce Spin-Off of the Hit Kids Series "Justin Time"
All New Episodes of the Popular Show Coming to Netflix in Spring 2016
Beverly Hills, Calif. and Toronto, Canada (November 7, 2014) - Netflix, Inc. and Guru Studio are delighted to announce a new, original spin-off series titled JUSTIN TIME THE NEW ADVENTURES based on the international preschool hit JUSTIN TIME. The new season includes 13 half-hour episodes and will premiere on Netflix around the world in early 2016.
"We are excited to be working with some of the greatest animators in the world to bring new and original episodes of Justin Time to our members," said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Content Acquisition for Netflix. "The series has been a hit for us across several Netflix territories and we expect nothing less for the new series."
"Working with Netflix, one of the most dynamic and creative new kids entertainment platforms today, is genuinely exciting," add Frank Falcone, President and Creative Director, and Mary Bredin, Executive Vice President of Guru Studio. "We are thrilled to provide new episodes of Justin Time to Netflix members around the world."
JUSTIN TIME is an award-winning character-driven animated series for three to six year olds that follows the adventures of Justin and his best friends Olive and Squidgy, as they set off on fantastical adventures throughout time, told from every corner of the world! Through the colourful lens of history, the series? inspiring and playful stories prove that friendship, adventure and fun are timeless.
JUSTIN TIME has received over ten prestigious industry nods including: Best Pre-School Program or Series at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards; a nomination for the highly prestigious 2013 Daytime Entertainment Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Pre-School Animated Program and six Annie Award Nominations.
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About NetflixNetflix is the world?s leading Internet television network with over 53 million members in nearly 50 countries enjoying more than two billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Guru StudioGuru Studio is a creative-focused entertainment company renowned for developing and producing internationally acclaimed and highly successful shows including the #1 US preschool smash-hit and consumer products phenomenon, Paw Patrol? , in collaboration with Spinmaster and Nick Jr.; Mattel?s Ever After High, from the creators of Monster High; and its own original preschool series Justin Time, winner of the 2014 Canadian Screen Award and nominee for a prestigious Emmy(R) Award and six Annie Awards.
Led by President and Creative Director Frank Falcone and Executive Vice President Mary Bredin, Guru provides a full spectrum of production services, including animation, storytelling, conceptual development, game development, financing, marketing, and distribution of animated content across all platforms. The studio is currently developing a number of series with leading content providers, such as Nemesis for Teletoon Canada, and the newly launched Dinopaws for Treehouse and CBeebies. In addition to its high-quality design and animation activities, Guru also lends its expertise to some of the world's leading advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey NY, and Leo Burnett. http://www.gurustudio.com/