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Discovery Family snaps up Dream Defenders

CGI series Dream Defenders from Singapore's Tiny Island Productions has been picked up by Discovery Family Channel in the US for its expanding daytime lineup of animation.
June 30, 2015

CGI series Dream Defenders from Singapore’s Tiny Island Productions has been picked up by Discovery Family Channel in the US for its expanding daytime lineup of animation.

The 26 x 22-minute series for kids ages six to 12 follows the dual-dimension adventures of 14-year-old twins Zoey and Zane Mercer, who gain access to a mysterious new realm called the Dreamworld after discovering a super-computer in the attic of their new home.

Dream Defenders, which is the first 3D stereoscopic  series produced entirely in Singapore, features high-tech gadgetry and encourages kids to face their fears through teamwork and problem-solving.

Since its 2011 American debut on 3net (a 24/7 3D channel run as a joint-venture by Sony, Discovery and IMAX), the show has delivered strong ratings and now airs in more than 60 additional countries. It also made its digital platform debut in 2013 on Hulu in the US.

Dream Defenders joins popular animated series such as Transformers Rescue Bots and Littlest Pet Shop on Discovery Family Channel. Since rebranding last fall, the Discovery Communications/Hasbro joint-venture previously known as The Hub has been looking to fill its daytime programming sked with a mix of kids content from Hasbro and third-party suppliers.

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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