Cookie Jar Entertainment names Lions Gate Family Entertainment as domestic home video distributor for top-rated preschool TV series The Doodlebops
Lions Gate to Debut Hit Television Series on DVD In 2006
Date: October 19th, 2005
Los Angeles, CA - "Come on Doodlebops! Let's Gp!" Cookie Jar Entertainment has awarded the domestic home video distribution rights for the company's hit live action preschool series The Doodlebops! to Lions Gate Entertainment's Family Entertainment (LGFE), a division of Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE and TSX: LGF). The annoucement was made today by Anne Parducci, Lions Gate Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Toper Taylor.
Under the terms of the deal, LGFE acquires the exclusive domestic home video distribution rights to the show's 26 existing episodes and 26 epiosdes currently in production, with the first release set for 2006.
"Cookie Jar has truly exciting property in The Doodlebops that, with its vibrant music and characters and positive messaging, has captured the hearts of preschoolers and parents alike," said Parducci. "Overwhelmingly popular in the world of children's entertainment, we are pleased to add the property to our existing library of favorite children's properties, including Barbie, Care Bears, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Maya & Miguel, Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids and The Koala Brothers."
One of the top-rated shows on Dinsey Channel's Playhouse Disney preschool programming block, The Doodlebops stars band members Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle as rock 'n rollers who introduce children to music, dance, comedy and pro-social educational issues in a lively live-action half-hour daily program. Teaching young viewers physical development, The Doodlebops is all about getting kids up and moving! The ultimate rock and roll band for preschoolers, The Doodlebops hang out and pratice their song and dance routines in the coolest rehearsal space imaginable and go from gig to gig in the world's coolest tour bus!
The Doodlebops made its Playhouse Disney/Disney Channel debut in April 2005.
"The Doodlebops - with its colorful cast of characters, catchy music and fun-filled stories - has all the ingredients to create a must-have DVD collection for preschool families everywhere. We are delighted to join with Lions Gate Family Entertainment, which has burgeoned into one of the most respected resources for quality children's and family entertainment," said Taylor.
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