Kids’ entertainment leaders Guru Studio and Jetpack Distribution has scored two key broadcast deals for the third series of its global hit preschool show Justin Time, called Justin Time Go! Comprised of 22 x 11 min. episodes and two 22-min. specials, the new title has been snapped up by Germany’s Super RTL and Turner’s Italian preschool channel Cartoonito. The third season is currently airing on Family Channel in Canada following a Netflix exclusive launch.
Mary Bredin, EVP Content at Guru Studio, secured the Super RTL renewal; and the Cartoonito deal was brokered by Dominic Gardiner, CEO of Jetpack Distribution.
“We are thrilled that Justin Time continues to expand internationally with the pickups from Germany and Italy. This exceptionally imaginative series is now airing in over 190 countries and 20 languages around the world,” said Bredin.
Gardiner noted: “Justin’s adventures really capture the imagination of preschoolers enabling them to become part of exciting stories throughout history. It has a universal appeal and we’re pleased to be presenting the third series at MIP.”
Justin Time follows young Justin and his imaginary pals Olive and Squidgy on their journeys to all corners of the world, as Justin’s imagination catapults them into larger-than-life adventures set in different points in history. Whether its racing through the Andes mountains to make an important delivery for an Inca king or diving down for a deep-sea treasure hunt in the Mariana Trench, the series draws on the timeless themes of fun, friendship and adventure.
The series won the Banff Rockie Award for best preschool program last year, and has previously received honors from the Canadian Screen Awards and Shaw Rocket Prize, as well as six Annie nominations and two Emmy nominations.