LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saban Brands and Nick Jr. today announced that season two of the animated preschool series, Julius Jr., will launch with a week of premieres starting Monday, Nov. 3, at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Brand-new episodes will air that week on Wednesday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 7, at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by premieres every Saturday in November at 1 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. In addition, an all-new suite of Julius Jr. digital products, including an interactive app, game and website, will launch this November.
Season two of Julius Jr. will continue to delight kids with the gang entering new worlds, including a splash-tastic water park, and even more original music that spans many genres from pop to reggae and dance. Julius Jr. and his best pals also have a new resident pet, Chachi, an adorable Chihuahua and Paul Frank favorite, who moved into the playhouse at the end of season one.
"Julius Jr. has had a great first year and we look forward to delivering fans an all-new season filled with creativity, invention and adventure," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "In today's digital age, we are excited to offer kids and their parents new and engaging content across multiple platforms, allowing them to incorporate Julius Jr. and his friends into their active lifestyles, wherever they may be."
The all-new Julius Jr. website, www.juliusjr.com, has sparkle-riffic new features for both preschoolers and their parents to enjoy. A playful new kids section features fun games, crafts and activities, printables and music videos, as well as exclusive video clips from the show. The website will also include a dedicated parents section featuring healthy recipes, themed birthday ideas, and arts and crafts to do with their kids, along with curriculum-based "Inventing Time" activities from the Center for Childhood Creativity. The site is built for web, tablet and smart phone usage, so parents and their children can easily enjoy Julius Jr. and his pals together on the go!
The creativity and fun continues with a new Julius Jr. online game, "Julius Jr.'s Big Day of Fun." The game features three different levels where Julius Jr. and his friends enter the Twirl-a-World Amusement Park to repair the ducky waterslide, go to the Sortin' Sagebrush Farm to collect smooshberries and finish at the iconic Playhouse for a rockin' dance party. Upon completion of all three levels, a can't-miss surprise is revealed to celebrate each player's victory of "Julius Jr.'s Big Day of Fun!"
Finally, on Nov. 6, a new Julius Jr. app, "Julius Jr.'s Playhouse," will launch with fun activities designed for preschoolers to play on their tablets and mobile phones. Kids will be able to join Julius Jr. and his friends in a variety of easy-to-play games.
About Julius Jr.
Julius Jr. is an animated preschool series based on the creative spirit and lovable characters from the world of Paul Frank. The show follows Julius Jr. and friends who use equal doses of imagination and inventive spirit to help each other overcome challenges big and small – teaching kids that the best inventions are the ones that help your friends. Together, they build a playhouse out of a simple cardboard box, but when they walk inside, to their surprise and delight, they discover that ordinary objects magically come to life and adventures are just a door away. A property of Saban Brands, Julius Jr. airs on Nick Jr. every day. Visit www.juliusjr.com for more information.
About Saban Brands
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) was established to acquire and develop a world-class portfolio of properties and capitalize on the company's experience, track record and capabilities in growing and monetizing consumer brands through content, media and marketing. SB applies a global omni-channel management approach to enhancing and extending its brands in markets worldwide and to consumers of all ages. The company provides full-service management, marketing, promotion and strategic business development for its intellectual properties including comprehensive strategies unique to each brand, trademark and copyright management and enforcement, creative design, retail development, direct-to-consumer initiatives and specialized property extensions. SB's portfolio of properties currently includes Power Rangers, Paul Frank, Macbeth, Julius Jr., Digimon Fusion and Popples, among many others. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.
About Nick Jr.
Nick Jr., the 24-hour network from Nickelodeon dedicated to preschoolers and moms, currently reaches almost 75 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite TV. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nick Jr. and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).
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