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Shout! Factory stays home with Stefani’s Harajuku

A multi-year pact with DHX Media gives Shout! Factory North American DVD and Blu-ray rights to the animated series co-created by pop star Gwen Stefani.
February 7, 2017

Shout! Factory and DHX Media have signed a multi-year home entertainment deal for pop star Gwen Stefani’s animated series Kuu Kuu Harajuku.

L.A.-based Shout! has secured exclusive North American home entertainment distribution rights to the series, which DHX distributes globally. The deal spans DVD and Blu-ray rights in the US and Canada for the show’s 26 episodes.

Shout! is planning a strategic rollout of the series this year through its kids and family imprint, Shout! Factory Kids.

Kuu Kuu Harajuku airs on Nickelodeon in the US and on Family Channel in Canada. The show follows the adventures of the band HJ5 and focuses on music, fashion and friendship.

Kuu Kuu Harajuku is co-created and executive produced by Stefani, Moody Street Kids (Australia) and Vision Animation (Malaysia). It was commissioned by Network Ten, with investment from Australia’s Film Victoria and Malaysia’s MyCreative Ventures.

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Elizabeth Foster is Kidscreen's Senior Writer. Contact Elizabeth at efoster@brunico.com

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