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PlayMates Toys Gets Global Master Toy Partner Rights to Guru Studio’s Pikwik

Canadian entertainment company Guru Studio has recently appointed PlayMates Toys as the global master toy partner for the new original preschool series, Pikwik. The series is currently enjoying its status as the newest acquisition of Disney Junior for their channels in Australia, New Zealand, Korea, and India. The series will air in the US and other territories in 2020. As part of the deal, ...

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True and the Rainbow Kingdom Will Have a Valentine’s Day Episode

Guru Studio’s hit Netflix series True and the Rainbow Kingdom will be returning this February 1st with a special Valentine’s Day episode. Titled True: Happy Hearts Day, the episode clocks in at 22 minutes, and will feature True and Bartleby trying to cheer up the entire Rainbow Kingdom after its loneliest citizen turns every one blue. The episode promises adventure, big laughs, and a heart ...

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Guru Studio to Produce Big Blue for CBC/Radio Canada

Guru Studio will be producing a new animated kids’ series titled Big Blue, after being given the go-ahead by CBC/Radio-Canada. The series will make its grand debut on CBC Kids and ICI Radio-Canada Tele in 2020. Big Blue is a creation of Gyimah Gariba, and revolves around the adventures of siblings Lettie and Lemo. Together with their quirky submarine crew and a stowaway ocean fairy named Bacon ...

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Guru Studio Launches Merchandising Program for True and the Rainbow Kingdom

Children’s entertainment company Guru Studio has recently announced the debut of a merchandising program for their hit new preschool series, True and the Rainbow Kingdom. The move is not surprising, given that the show managed to build a massive audience on Netflix in the US and CBC in Canada. True and the Rainbow Kingdom is currently one of Guru Studio’s flagship preschool shows. It is ...


Justin Time Scores New Major Deals

Kids entertainment outfit Guru Studio and global kids content distributor Jetpack Distribution have recently announced two new major broadcast deals for the third season of the globally popular preschool series Justin Time Go! These major deals consist of Germany’s Super RTL and Italy’s Turner-owned preschool channel Cartoonito. Both channels have commissioned the third season of Justin Time ...


CBC Welcomes Big Blue

Guru Studio, a Toronto-based studio, has announced that its newest project, Big Blue, is now in development with Canadian pubcaster Kids’ CBC. Big Blue comes from the creative mind of Gyimah Gariba (Guru Studio designer), whose distinct style has gained praise from everybody – from Rihanna to Forbes Magazine (15 Young African Creative Rebranding Africa). The series is aimed at children ages 4 ...


Guru Studio and Netflix Announce Justin Time Spinoff

Netflix continues to bolster its library with exclusive content from established studios, and its latest breakthrough comes in the form of a partnership deal with Guru Studio for a new original series spun off from Justin Time, titled Justin Time the New Adventures. The new series consists of 13 x 30 minute episodes and will be premiering on the streaming service in early 2016. ...


Justin Time Makes Its Way to China

Guru Studio’s hit CG animated preschool series Justin Time will be making its way to China via the Ciwen Media Group, which has been appointed to manage all rights with regard to broadcast, digital, licensing, and publishing in Mainland China, Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan for both English and Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, and other local dialects) language versions of the show. ...


Justin Time Gets New Sales Across Europe

Guru Studio has recently struck several new European deals for their popular animated preschool series Justin Time. The new sales come fresh off the heels of the series recent win at the 2014 Canadian Screen Award, as Best Preschool Program. Additionally, the show has also received nominations for a Daytime Emmy and six Annie Awards. The show is currently licensed in over 75 countries worldwide. ...

Justin Time Reaches Latin America

Justin Time Reaches Latin America

Guru Studio has just announced the sale of Justin Time’s second season to leading Latin American preschool network Discovery Kids. The sale was facilitated by Guru’s Latin America and Spain agent Imira Entertainment. Justin Time is an original concept by Brandon Scott that targets 3 to 6 year old viewers through a series of adventures following the titular Justin, along with his ...


Cbeebies, BBC Worldwide, Treehouse Greenlight Dinopaws

Impossible Kids, Kindle Entertainment, and Guru Studio have recently received the greenlight from UK kids channel CBeebies; the international CBeebies network (BBC Worldwide Channels) and Canadian children’s broadcaster Treehouse in order to start working on Dinopaws. Dinopaws (52 x 11) originally went into production in December 2012 and is scheduled for delivery in Spring of 2014. The ...


Guru Studio Launches Interactive and 2D Divisions

Guru Studio has recently announced that they will be expanding two key business areas, Interactive Content and 2D Animation, and will see their staffing increase by over 40%. The new 2D Animation division is meant to complement the studio’s award-winning capabilities in CGI, and will be helmed by veteran Guru producer Amy Robson. The department will be focusing on content for older-skewing ...

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