First App in New Series to Launch this Winter
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cupcake Digital, Inc. has been selected by DHX Media, a leading independent creator, producer and licensor of children's entertainment, to develop a brand new series of children's applications featuring the wildly popular characters from the very awesome world of Yo Gabba Gabba!. Cupcake Digital will create deluxe activity apps designed for children ages 5 and under, inspired by the high-energy, family-friendly fun inherent in the series that airs on Nick Jr. and in the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! stage show.
The first Cupcake Digital Yo Gabba Gabba! app is scheduled for launch in Winter 2013, as part of DHX Media's comprehensive Yo Gabba Gabba! marketing and licensing strategy for winter 2013-2014, which kicks off with the first-ever live holiday tour (www.yogabbagabbalive.com) and "A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Christmas" DVD, featuring two original episodes, "A Very Awesome Christmas Special" and "Christmas." The first Yo Gabba Gabba! Cupcake Digital app, scheduled to release this winter season, is inspired by the contagious tune "There's a Party in My Tummy." The app will feature DJ Lance Rock and everyone's favorite colorful characters, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee. The activities within the app offer a variety of creative and imaginative ways for kids to learn about healthy foods and encourage kids to try them. The app will be available day-and-date on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and the Barnes & Noble for NOOK store.
"We adore the Yo Gabba Gabba! characters and music, which give us so much opportunity to be playful and innovative in this digital medium," said Cupcake Digital EVP of Brand & Business Development, Amory Millard. "Fans of the show will love the interactivity with DJ Lance and his friends as they bring to life the popular 'Party in My Tummy' song."
Erin Dippold, Vice President, Consumer Products, DHX Media comments: "Cupcake Digital is a leading children's app developer that is known for creating highly engaging and entertaining products for preschoolers. Their successful track record in the kids entertainment space, coupled with their enthusiasm for Yo Gabba Gabba! as a brand made them an obvious choice for us. Gabba! fans will love that the spirit of the series and live stage show, and the music that is so much a part of the Yo Gabba Gabba! experience, are fully integrated in the new series of apps."
About Yo Gabba Gabba!
Created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, Yo Gabba Gabba! is an award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show whose unconventional formula has created a triple stacked fan base, making it one of the most popular entertainment properties among preschoolers, parents and indie music lovers alike. Yo Gabba Gabba! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach kids simple life lessons. The series and the live show stars DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson) and the cast of colorful characters, including: Brobee, the little green one; Foofa, the pink flower bubble; Muno, the red Cyclops; Toodee, the blue cat-dragon and Plex, the magic yellow robot. In the U.S., Yo Gabba Gabba! airs weekdays on Nick Jr. The series also airs in several major international territories, including Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K.
About Cupcake Digital
Cupcake Digital, Inc. was established in June 2012 and has been successfully transforming leading children's entertainment properties into enhanced story experiences and learn & play apps, giving kids a new opportunity to interact with the characters they love. The Company has created noteworthy, award-winning digital applications based on the Emmy(R)-winning television series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!(R), The Jim Henson Company's Fraggle Rock, American Greetings' Strawberry Shortcake as well as Discovery's Animal Planet brand. The Company's apps are consistently top-ranked among children's book and education apps on the Apple App Store, Amazon, Google Play and the Barnes & Noble NOOK Store. Headquartered in NYC, Cupcake Digital was founded by proven professionals in the fields of technology, family entertainment, publishing and brand marketing, and has received four Parents' Choice Awards and two Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards. For more information about Cupcake Digital Inc., please visit www.cupcakedigital.com.
About DHX Media
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets and distributes 9,500 half hours of children's entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business. DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Super WHY!. DHX Media's full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich and Amsterdam and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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Cupcake Digital Carmen Hernandez, 310-383-4875 firstname.lastname@example.org or k2PR for DHX Media Kelly Kimball, 310-701-7773 email@example.com
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