via Saban Brands press release:
Saban Brands’ All-New Animated Preschool Series, Julius Jr., to Premiere on Nick Jr. Sunday, Sept. 29, at 11 AM (ET/PT)
Los Angeles, CA (September 16, 2013) – Saban Brands and Nick Jr. today announced that Julius Jr., the all-new animated preschool series inspired by the Paul Frank family of characters, will debut Sunday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. in the United States. Following the adventures of a young version of Julius the monkey, Julius Jr. will mark the first television series for the Paul Frank franchise.
“Julius the monkey is an internationally recognized and beloved character, thanks to the success of the Paul Frank brand around the world,” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “Julius Jr. and his friends will not only captivate preschoolers, but also inspire kids to use their imagination and creativity in everyday life.”
The show follows Julius Jr. and his playful friends who use a delightful blend of imagination and inventive spirit to help each other overcome challenges big and small—teaching kids that the best inventions are the ones that help your friends.
On the newly launched website, nickjr.com/julius-jr, parents and kids can find hours of fun with Julius Jr. and friends. The site is filled with music videos, downloadable materials and curriculum-based activities including coloring sheets and activity blue prints, for kids to use and moms to enjoy.
About Julius Jr.
Julius Jr. is an animated preschool series based on the Paul Frank family of characters. Our hero, Julius Jr., is a funky monkey with a penchant for invention. Together with his best pals, Worry Bear, Sheree, Clancy and Ping, they build a playhouse out of a simple cardboard box. But when they walk inside, to their surprise and delight, they discover that ordinary objects magically come to life and amazing adventures are just a door away. Julius Jr. proves every day that the best inventions are the ones that help your friends. A property of Saban Brands, Julius Jr. will air on Nick Jr. in the U.S. this September and roll out internationally following the U.S. debut. Visit www.SabanBrands.com for more information.
About Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. currently reaches almost 75 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite TV. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nick Jr. and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company’s experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a global omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB is led by a superior management team with decades of experience in media, content creation, branding, licensing, marketing and finance. SB’s portfolio of properties currently includes Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Vortexx, Zui.com, The Playforge, Julius Jr., Digimon Fusion and Popples. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com