Dallas, Texas-based NCircle Entertainment has been appointed as the exclusive US home entertainment partner for Genius Brands International’s new animated series, Llama Llama.
The deal will see NCircle distribute Llama Llama content digitally across VOD, SVOD, EST and DTO platforms, as well as on DVD.
Currently in development at L.A.-based GBI, in partnership with Penguin Young Readers, the 52 x 11-minute 2D-animated series is based on author/illustrator Anna Dewdney’s bestselling and award-winning children’s book franchise.
The series is expected to debut in 2016, along with a full line of Llama Llama licensed products for the US from GBI and Penguin, including toys, games, apparel, accessories, bedding and healthy snacks/meals.
GBI also recently appointed toy partner Kids Preferred, which plans to launch plush toys, puppets and jack-in-the-boxes at US retail next year as well.
To date, Dewdney’s book franchise has been translated into eight languages, and more than 9.4 million copies have sold through worldwide.