Justin Time™ Products Take a Big Leap Forward: LeapFrog and CafePress Join Cinedigm on the Licensing Roster for Justin Time™

NEW YORK (February 4, 2014) – Knockout Licensing Co-Presidents Tamra Knepfer and Carole Postal today announced two new licensees for the popular Emmy® and six-time Annie Award nominated JUSTIN TIME (52 x 11) preschool animated television program produced by Guru Studio.

  • LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in educational entertainment,  (www.leapfrog.com) will have episodes of JUSTIN TIME available on its award-winning LeapPad tablets, including the new seven-inch touchscreen LeapPad Ultra, and learning video game systems, LeapsterGS and Leapster Explorer. The first of many bundled episodes, entitled “Animal Friends” is available in the LeapFrog App Center (U.S., UK, Ireland, France) and the next release is due out in April.
  • Customization leader CafePress Inc. (Nasdaq: PRSS) has been granted the right to produce a wide range of JUSTIN TIME imprinted children’s products to be sold via select ecommerce channels around the world, excluding Germany. The popular children’s television program joins CafePress’ robust collection of 250+ premiere licensed properties. CafePress is highly regarded for its broad      collection of partnerships which include many popular entertainment brands, international non-profit organizations and several of the world’s largest e-commerce retailers.

LeapFrog and CafePress join Cinedigm as licensees and/or distributors for the popular kids entertainment brand.
As recently announced, Cinedigm has been granted the home video and TVOD rights to the Justin Time series in the U.S. and Canada. The company is set to release three DVD’s in March 2014 to both major retailers and specialty outlets. Cinedigm will also release Season 1 on transactional digital platforms in March.
Mary Bredin, Vice President of Guru Studio comments, “We are delighted to see increasing US consumer demand for Justin Time products starting to be fulfilled. The brand’s successful expansion beyond TV is important to us and to our audiences.”
JUSTIN TIME is a character-driven animated series for three-to-six year olds based on an original concept by Brandon Scott. The series follows the adventures of Justin and his imaginary pals Olive and Squidgy as they set off on fantastical adventures in time, told from every corner of the world! Justin’s everyday pre-school challenge sets the stage for adventure, as they ride rockets into space; discover new worlds with the Viking’s; and chase Cleopatra’s cat through the pyramids of Egypt! Squidgy, his faithful clay friend is always there to help and Olive is always a friendly face in every new place. Inspiring stories show that friendship, adventure and fun are timeless!
JUSTIN TIME has aired in over 70 countries on top kids broadcasters such as: Sprout and NBC Kids (U.S.), Discovery Familia (Spanish-speaking U.S.), Disney Junior (Canada), Disney (Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy and Canada), SRTL (Germany), Discovery Kids (Latin America), Nick Jr. (France), Tiny Pop (UK), YLE (Finland), and Hop! Channel (Israel), among others. In addition to a very solid international broadcast platform, JUSTIN TIME is also available in the increasingly key SVOD market in the US, UK and Latin America via market leader Netflix.

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About Guru Studio:
Guru Studio (www.gurustudio.com) is a leader in character driven entertainment. The company boasts a history of international commercial and television series work, including its own Emmy® and Annie Award nominated hit preschool series, Justin Time; Mattel’s Ever After High, the first on-line series from the makers of Monster High; and Paw Patrol, the #1 US Preschool series for Spinmaster/Nick Jr.
Led by President and Creative Director Frank Falcone and VP of Content and Acquisitions Mary Bredin, Guru Studio is a creative-focused entertainment company that provides a full spectrum of production services including animation, conceptual development, storytelling, interactive media, financing, marketing and distribution of animated content on all platforms. Guru insight has been called upon by some of the world’s leading creative advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB, FCB, and Leo Burnett where it, continues to draw the attention of some the world’s top brand managers.
Contact: Lisa Hryniewicz, Koko Media
T: 44 78 1140 6366, lisa@kokomedia.com
 
About Knockout Licensing:
Knockout Licensing (www.knockoutlicensing.com) is a full-service licensing agency for big-name brands.  Knockout was formed as a joint venture in 2012 with Carole Postal, President of CopCorp Licensing, and Tamra Knepfer, President of TK Brand Group, combining forces as Co-Presidents. Together Postal and Knepfer bring decades of combined experience to their agency.
Contact: Tamra Knepfer, Co-President
T: +1 212 947 5958, tk@knockoutlicensing.com

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