May 31, 2012
Immedium Ties In with 'Justin Time'
Immedium, the publisher of the Octonauts book series, has signed a license with Guru Studio for a series of books based on the preschool adventure TV series, Justin Time. The show launched on PBS Sprout in April 2012 and will debut on Disney Junior in Canada in September. The first book, Justin Time: The Pancake Express, is expected to be available in the fall, followed by a second title in spring 2013. Both are being adapted and illustrated by Brandon James Scott, a Guru employee and creator of Justin Time.
The books, which represent the first licensed publishing deal for the property – the show has been on the air in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and Italy and is set to launch in Latin America, Finland, Israel, and South Korea – are based on episodes of the show, but with all-new art.