Guru Studio’s Hit Series True and the Rainbow Kingdom Soars Into Its Fourth Season
New Season to Feature Innovative Mix of New Content
Toronto, CA (October 2, 2018) – Toronto-based children’s entertainment powerhouse, Guru Studio, is pleased to announce today that Netflix has committed to a fourth season of its hit original preschool series True and the Rainbow Kingdom which will feature a robust line up of new content including episodes, seasonal specials, a 44 minute movie and a mix of comedic shorts and musical content rolling out on the service throughout 2019 and 2020.
With season 3 already in production, the new season commitment comes on the heels of this summer’s successful launch of season 2 titles True: Magical Friends & True: Wonderful Wishes, and the spring launch of music video compilation Dance & Sing with True Vol: 1.
“We love working with the dynamic and innovative content and marketing teams at Netflix. They’ve been an incredible brand partner on True,” said Frank Falcone, President and Executive Creative Director at Guru Studio. “We’re positive that our growing fan base of preschoolers and parents are going to love what we have in store for True!”
The hit series’ first line of collectible toys launches October 2018 at 400 Walmart stores across Canada, and Halloween costumes are already available at Party City and other online retailers.
Guru Studio has also recently signed plush partner Aurora World and a host of other licensees including Palamon (Costumes); American Marketing Enterprises (sleepwear); GBG Socks (hosiery); Chouette (master publishing); and Bendon Inc. for coloring books and art sets. The lines will be available at retail in North America beginning Fall 2018 and will begin to expand globally in 2019.
True and the Rainbow Kingdom is a Netflix Original preschool series produced by Guru Studio in collaboration with Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER, world-renowned artist collective, FriendsWithYou, and Home Plate Entertainment.
The series follows compassionate hero True and her hilarious best friend Bartleby the cat, as they come to the rescue of the Rainbow Kingdom’s whimsical citizens. True is the only one who can unleash the power of the Magical Wishes from the Wishing Tree to help set things right and keep everyone safe. True and Bartleby’s adventures empower both girls and boys to be mindful, courageous and respectful of all living things.
About Guru Studio:
Guru Studio is a creative-driven entertainment company renowned for creating, developing and producing internationally acclaimed and highly successful shows including its premier Netflix Original Preschool series, True and the Rainbow Kingdom; Paw Patrol™, the #1 U.S. Preschool smash-hit and consumer products phenomenon produced in collaboration with Spin Master and Nick Jr.; Mattel’s, Ever After High; and its own two-time original Emmy® Award nominated preschool series Justin Time in association with Disney Junior. Guru Studio was also involved in the production of the Academy Award nominated animated feature The Breadwinner, based on the award-winning novel by Deborah Ellis. The company is currently producing comedy-adventure series Big Blue with the CBC, is slated to deliver the third season of True and the Rainbow Kingdom in 2019, and recently announced its newest original preschool series Pikwik will be airing on Disney Junior US. Led by President and Executive Creative Director Frank Falcone, Guru Studio is an industry leader in animated storytelling for kids of all ages. www.gurustudio.com