NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Saban Brands announced today its new animated preschool series inspired by the Paul Frank family of characters, Julius Jr., will air on Nick Jr. in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand in 2013. Following the adventures of a young version of Julius the Monkey, Julius Jr. will mark the first television vehicle for Paul Frank. Since its founding in 1997, in a Huntington Beach garage, the lifestyle fashion brand has become globally recognized for its fresh and irreverent designs and colorful cast of characters.
"This is an exciting next step for the Paul Frank brand, and for Saban Brands," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. " Julius Jr. will entertain and captivate millions of children and continue our tradition of creating new platforms on which to engage with our brands."
The series is built around our hero Julius Jr., 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.Julius Jr. will be distributed internationally by MarVista Entertainment. 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., Australia and New Zealand in 2013. Visit 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 http://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 strategic transmedia 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. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com. SOURCE Saban Brands
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