Global entertainment indie Boat Rocker today announced that its hit preschool animated series Dino Ranch has been renewed for a third season. Season 3 (52 x 11’) will air on Disney Junior and Disney+ in the U.S in Fall 2023, followed by an international rollout on Disney Junior in Latin America and streaming on Disney+ in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
“We’re thrilled to be producing a third season of Dino Ranch, a series that has won over kids and parents around the world with its unique blend of accessible storytelling and premium animation,” said Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, Co-Executive Chairmen, Boat Rocker Media & Co-Chairmen, Boat Rocker Studios.
The second season launched this summer, including the show’s first tentpole 22-minute special, Dino-SOAR!, which introduced flying dinos to the ropin’ and ridin’ team, and is set to drop on Disney+ in the U.S. later this year as well as Disney Junior Latin America in 2023. The third season will continue to expand the Dino Ranch universe with new adventures, including a second 22′ special that will introduce a new location, vehicles, gadgets and even more dinosaur friends.
Jon Rutherford, President, Boat Rocker Studios, Kids & Family and Rights, commented, “We’re excited to continue our strong partnership with Disney for Season 3 of Dino Ranch. The series is a key piece of franchise IP for Boat Rocker and we look forward to its continued global expansion across content sales, consumer products, live events and digital.”
The show has sold in over 160 countries worldwide, including to Disney+ in U.K./Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, Tiny Pop (U.K.), Nine Go (Australia), SUPER RTL/TOGGO Plus (Germany), Gulli plus TiJi (France) and Gulli Africa, Cartoonito (Italy), Hop! (Israel), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), TVP (Poland) and HRT (Croatia).
These partnerships allow “rancheroos” around the world to follow the adventures of the tight-knit Cassidy family and their dinosaur companions in the great outdoors. Adopted sibling Jon, Min and Miguel together with their Ma and Pa live on a ranch where they raise prehistoric livestock, enjoying fast-riding, high-flying dino fun and tackling the challenges of growing up, while celebrating the values of hard work, teamwork and commitment.
Dino Ranch is created by Matt Fernandes (of Industrial Brothers) and produced by Industrial Brothers and Boat Rocker, in association with CBC Kids and Radio-Canada. Boat Rocker manages global franchise development, including content distribution and consumer products. Animation services for Season 3 of Dino Ranch will be provided by Boat Rocker’s Jam Filled Entertainment
Boat Rocker has developed a broad licensing program for Dino Ranch, with Jazwares as master toy partner. A full line of Dino Ranch toys rolls out to mass market retailers worldwide this fall, supported by a comprehensive integrated marketing campaign. Complemented by a range of additional categories, with further roll-out planned for 2023, Boat Rocker are working with more than 50 licensed partners and nine licensing agents worldwide.