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Justin Time Lands New International Deals

Justin Time

Guru Studio’s extremely popular preschool series Justin Time has recently scored a bunch of new home entertainment and music deals in Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the US. The deals include Cinedigm, which has acquired the TVOD and home video rights to all 52 episodes of the series in the US and Canada, with plans to release three DVDs in Spring 2014. The company currently holds digital content aggregation deals with platforms that include iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.

“We are thrilled to acquire the hugely popular and Emmy-nominated Justin Time, said Mark Kashden, Cinedigm’s senior VP of acquisitions. “Highly rated on PBS Sprout and NBC Saturday Mornings, the series entertains and delights preschoolers while educating them about animals, science and nature. We know parents and kids alike will be thrilled to view this great program anytime and anywhere via DVD and all digital platforms.”

Guru Expands Publishing Platform with New Justin Time Book


Guru Studio and its partner Immedium have recently announced the release of a new Justin Time book titiled “The Big Pet Story,” marking the franchise’s second foray into the print world. The book will be distributed by Immedium through Barns & Noble (US), Chapters Indigo (Canada), Amazon, local independent bookstores throughout North America, and on their own website. The California-based publishers released the first title “The Pancake Express” in October 2012.

The Big Pet Story is based on the TV series’ pilot episode, and focuses on Justin as he imagines how fun it would be to have a pet, with his excitement over the possibility of getting a new pet transporting him to India, where he becomes the proud new owner of an oddly large Pink elephant. He and friends Olive and Squidgy soon discover that having a pet may be fun, but it also involves a whole lot of peanuts, exercise and good old fashioned work!

Guru Studio Signs Multi-Territory Deal With Netflix for Justin Time


Guru Studio has recently announced their first ever multi-territory deal with content distribution juggernaut Netflix for the popular preschool series Justin Time. Under the deal, Netflix gets VOD rights to Justin Time for the US and UK regions for seasons 1 and 2, and for the Latin American region for season 1.

Justin Time will be launched on Netflix in the US and UK starting April 1st, 2013 and in Latin America starting in June 2013.

Guru Studio Launches Interactive and 2D Divisions

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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 audiences and already has a 6000 square foot studio. They are currently in the process of hiring 40 new animators for an exciting new global project that will be unveiled later in the year.

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