International TV production and licensing company Silvergate Media has partnered with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment to bring the first Octonauts 4-D cinema experience to fans around the world. Since launching in 2011, the brand has become a leading preschool property in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Australia and Korea. A successful launch is underway in China, with Russia to follow this fall.
The first feature-length film project, The Amazon Adventure – 4-D, follows the Octonauts as they travel way down the Amazon River in search of a fabled lost city, and Kwazii’s long-lost grandfather, Calico Jack. The film will be offered worldwide, with a U.K. premiere scheduled for this May. Further films from SimEx and Silvergate will follow through a three-year deal.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Silvergate to deliver an Octonauts 4-D experience to our theaters worldwide. Our guests will love joining the Octonauts down the Amazon River, and being chased by piranhas, all in 3-D with 4-D special effects,” says SimEx SVP of licensing & distribution Mike Frueh.
The Octonauts TV series, now in its fourth season, airs in over 100 countries worldwide, including on Disney Channel in the U.S., CBeebies (U.K.), ABC (Australia), TF1 (France), Super RTL (Germany) and now on China Central TV.