Halifax-based kids entertainment producer, distributor and licensor DHX Media has joined forces with The Jim Henson Company to co-produce new childrens’ series The Doozers.
Production will begin this month at DHX Media’s CGI animation production studio in Halifax.
The Doozers, tiny hardhat wearing puppet workers, were first introduced to TV audiences through Fraggle Rock, the children’s live-action puppet series created by Jim Henson.
Fraggle Rock aired on CBC in Canada and on HBO in the US from 1983 to 1987, and currently airs on The Hub! in the US
The project has been in the works since 2009, when The Jim Henson Company first partnered with Toronto’s Decode Entertainment, a subsidiary of DHX Media, on a 3D animated preschool series featuring the Doozers.
The Jim Henson Company is talking to broadcasters worldwide to license The Doozers, which will be presented at MIPJunior and MIPCOM this October.
From Playback online.