GURU EXPANDS JUSTIN TIME WITH NEW PUBLISHING AND LICENSING DEALS
Toronto, CA (October 9, 2018) – Guru Studio, a leader in children’s entertainment, is pleased to announce today it has signed Ferly (formerly Kaiken Entertainment) to represent publishing rights in all markets excluding Italy and Iberia, and appointed Atlantyca Entertainment to be the exclusive licensing agent in Italy for its two-time Emmy nominated series Justin Time.
Ferly will be looking to secure a range of publishing partners around the world for the hit animated series. Atlantyca will pursue all consumer products categories for the brand in Italy, in addition to expanding into publishing, interactive and special live-stage events.
“Justin Time continues to inspire audiences around the world,” said Jonathan Abraham, Senior Director of Sales at Guru Studio. “We’re thrilled to be working with the incredible teams at Atlantyca and Ferly to help us bring this imaginative series to life through consumer products that will entertain children around the world.”
“We’re thrilled to be working w/Guru Studios on finding more opportunities to bring their beloved Justin Time brand to the world through books,” said Laura Nevanlinna, Ferly CEO.
“Justin Time is a huge hit with kids and families,” noted Claudia Mazzucco, Atlantyca Entertainment CEO. “We are so excited to work with Guru to further build this brand in new ways that will excite our young audiences to engage even further with these lovable characters.”
Justin Time is a huge hit around the world airing in more than 138 countries worldwide and has been recognized with multiple award nominations including six Annie’s and two Emmys ®. The series features 74 X 11-minute episodes and 2 X 22-minute special mini movies, and centers on the adventurous Justin and his imaginary pals Olive and Squidgy. Together they travel to every corner of the world, as Justin’s imagination catapults them into larger-than-life adventures set in different points in history. The series draws on the timeless themes of fun, friendship and adventure.