Blog Press Archive
GURU PROMOTES AMY ROBSON - Dec 04 2013

Guru Studio has promoted its senior producer of animation to the role of VP of production. Amy Robson joined Guru in 2005 and since then has overseen the production of both the TV and interactive components…

GURU LAUNCHES FIRST IN-HOUSE GAME APP - Nov 06 2013

Guru Studio has released its first in-house developed app, Justin’s Jig Jag Jog. The app features three game levels and locations, based on episodes from the Justin Time series.

GURU HIRES DIRECTOR OF SALES - Sep 11 2013

Guru Studio has hired Ian Lambur, an exec from Spanish kids company Vodka Capital, as its first director of sales.

CANADA LICENSES NICKELODEON'S PAW PATROL - Jul 26 2013

Canadian broadcasters TVO Kids and Knowledge Network have picked up Paw Patrol, a new Nickelodeon preschool series. Guru brought to life Spin Master Entertainment's CGI animated toon, which is based on…

Justin Time The Big Pet Story: A review - Jul 01 2013

The Washington Times reviewed Justin Time: The Big Pet Story as "a good book to address the desire almost every child has for a pet." The review was featured in the Big Reads For Little Hands section.

JUSTIN TIME STEPS INTO GLOBAL LICENSING ARENA - Jun 12 2013

Guru Studio's animated property Justin Time is expanding into the merchandising world through newly appointed agencies Knockout Licensing and Super RTL Merchandising for North America and Germany, respectively.

SECOND BOOK FOR GURU STUDIO'S JUSTIN TIME - May 30 2013

Guru Studio and publishing partner Immedium are proud to announce the release of a second Justin Time book "The Big Pet Story", expanding the multi-platform presence of the Emmy-nominated. hit preschool…

JUSTIN TIME NOMINATED FOR EMMY! - May 02 2013

Guru Studio is proud to announce that its international hit pre-school show JUSTIN TIME (52 x 11) has been nominated for a prestigious Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Pre-School Animated…

TVO helps make WISH COME TRUE - Apr 15 2013

Guru Studio and Home Plate Entertainment have announced TVO (Ontario, Canada’s public educational media organization) has joined the development team for their new animated preschool series Wish Come…

JUSTIN TIME ON NETFLIX! - Apr 15 2013

Netflix has struck a deal with Canadian toon house Guru Studio for its CGI preschool series Justin Time across multiple territories. The OTT service has acquired the subscription video-on-demand (SVoD)…

GURU'S 'DINOPAWS' IS READY TO ROAM - Mar 06 2013

A new international co-production from Impossible Kids (U.K.), Kindle Entertainment (U.K.) and Guru Studio (Canada) has been given the go-ahead with commissions from U.K. kids’ channel CBeebies, the…

BBC PICKS UP 'DINOPAWS' - Mar 06 2013

BBC Worldwide has picked up global merchandising and TV distribution rights (outside of the U.K. and Canada) to the new prehistoric preschool series "Dinopaws."

GURU'S 'DINOPAWS' GOES INTERNATIONAL - Mar 02 2013

The UK and international versions of CBeebies and Canada’s Treehouse are now onboard for DINOPAWS, a new transatlantic preschool cartoon about three young dinosaurs.

JUSTIN TIME: PANCAKE EXPRESS BOOK REVIEW - Feb 12 2013

By Canadian Railway Modeller magazine -- book review by Russell Morgan Adapted and based upon the children's television show Justin Time (PBS, NBC and the Disney Family Channel in Canada) this animated…

GURU AND NFB GET ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS - Feb 12 2013

Toronto-based Guru Studios and the National Film Board have been nominated for the 40th annual Annie Awards for some of their animated work in 2012. Guru Studio secured nominations in three categories,…

GURU LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE, 2D DIVISIONS - Jan 28 2013

Guru Studio announced the expansion of two key business areas, Interactive Content and 2D Animation, with a staffing increase of over 40 percent. The new 2D Animation division is meant to complement the…

CANADA'S GURU STUDIO GROWS COMPANY BY 40% - Jan 25 2013

Canadian indie production company Guru Studio, creator of the animated series Justin Time, is significantly expanding its 2D animation and interactive content businesses with staffing expected to increase…