Nelvana’s ranger ready for 2018. The Canadian animation studio has announced that its preschooler property Ranger Rob has a big rest of the year ahead of it. In addition to the show’s second season, the company has partnered up with a number of new licensees to bring the series to life in new ways.
Ranger Rob follows the adventures of 10-year-old Rob and his friends around Big Sky Park, the coolest natural outdoor adventure park: Stomper, a talking Yeti, Chipper, a robotic car, fun-loving pal Dakota and others. Whether they are flying or driving in Chipper, zip-lining through trees or snowboarding through frosty fields, they love discovering and exploring all the park has to offer. Each episode of the series takes viewers on a new adventure, cultivating the spirit of exploration and curiosity, and inspiring kids to get outside to play and discover.
Newly announced licensees include J Corp (Apparel), Black & White (Footwear), and Jellifish (Sleepwear) who both have an extensive array of premium Ranger Rob products planned to launch in the Canadian market beginning this fall. In addition, new broadcast partners include MediaCorp’s OKTO (Singapore), TVNZ (New Zealand), and Tiny Pop (U.K.), Clan TVE (Spain), Frisbee (Italy) and Hulu (U.S.).
The series has earned top ranks in territories such as TF1 in France, Super RTL in Germany, Disney Channel in Australia, Nickelodeon Italy, Canal Panda Portugal, YLE/TV2 Finland, and HOP Israel.
Nelvana also announced a Ranger Rob game app for preschoolers, Welcome to Big Sky Park. Launching this summer, the game will be available for free download in the App Store and Google Play, and will allow kids to explore and engage in Ranger Rob’s Big Sky Park with all of their favourite characters from the series.
“Young audiences and their families have embraced Ranger Rob and seek new ways to enjoy this dynamic series,” said Pam Westman, Head, Nelvana Enterprises. “We’re confident the new licensees, broadcast partners, and app-based game, will continue to propel the series and get even more fans “Ranger Ready.”
The new deals join a growing list of previously announced partners and licensees with Ranger Rob including: master toy partner, Imports Dragon; live entertainment firm Round Room Presents for the Ranger Rob Live Tour this Fall, with locations and dates to be announced in May; Chouette Publishing which will launch two titles, A Campfire Story and Nature Quest in both English and French in Canada and the U.S. this April; and Sprout, the preschool destination within NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s Universal Kids network which broadcasts the series in the U.S.
Ranger Rob premiered on Treehouse TV in Canada on September 5, 2016. The second season of the show is scheduled to debut on the channel on June 2nd at 12:35 PM with an encore at 6:05 PM. The new episodes will also air on Universal Kids in the United States later this year. The series was renewed for a second last May.