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TORONTO, ON (December 7, 2021) – Anthem Entertainment’s Jingle Punks, an award-winning company and one of the largest providers of music for media in the world, is pleased to announce today that it has teamed up with Guru Studio, a leader in children’s entertainment and Grammy-winning music producer Timbaland and his Beatclub team on the theme song […]
TORONTO, ON (December 7, 2021) – Anthem Entertainment’s Jingle Punks, an award-winning company and one of the largest providers of music for media in the world, is pleased to announce today that it has teamed up with Guru Studio, a leader in children’s entertainment and Grammy-winning music producer Timbaland and his Beatclub team on the theme song for Guru Studio’s newest animated property, Big Blue. Written by Jingle Punks, who also created the underscore for Big Blue, the theme song is produced by Timbaland for the brand-new animated series that made its world premiere on CBC Kids Saturday, December 4.
“Trying something different is what it’s all about and being a part of a kids show that’s so unique is as different as it gets for me,” said Timbaland. “I’m looking forward to speaking to the next generation and helping to make a difference.”
Click HERE to hear a snippet of the theme song written by Jingle Punks and produced by Timbaland for Big Blue from Guru Studio and creator Gyimah Gariba.
The series - a new sci-fi comedy about caring for our planet and each other was created by Guru Studio designer Gyimah Gariba, who has built a massive online following for his distinct illustrative style and developed with CBC Kids. Gyimah was named one of Animation Magazine's 2020 Rising Stars of Animation and one of “15 Young African Creatives Rebranding Africa” by Forbes.
The imaginative series for kids 5-9 follows sibling underwater adventurers Lettie and Lemo who lead a quirky submarine crew with a magical ocean fairy stowaway named Bacon Berry. Together, they just might unravel the mysterious secrets of their underwater universe! The series drops young viewers deep into a wacky world of comic adventure while helping to redefine what a family means and how caring for one another is the most important thing of all.
Big Blue is produced by Guru Studio, the powerhouse animation studio behind the global phenomenon PAW Patrol, the Netflix Original series True and the Rainbow Kingdom, and the new series Pikwik Pack on Disney Junior and Hulu. The series will premiere exclusively in Canada on CBC Kids and will be available to stream on CBC Gem, CBC’s streaming service. Additional international broadcasters on board include Nickelodeon in the UK, ABC Me in Australia, CTC Kids in Russia, and NRK in Norway.
Timbaland is currently developing a brand-new creative enterprise called Beatclub, a music marketplace and creator club which is a place for A-list producers to sell beats, sound packs, and loops online. The new company aims to be the creative hub of the music industry.
About Anthem Entertainment
Anthem Entertainment is comprised of a music publishing division, recorded music label, production music division, and a leading film and television audio-visual secondary rights (AVSR) management company. We support artists, create content, and provide entertainment services around the world. As technology and entertainment evolve, we work hard to create and maximize opportunities for our talent and our clients. Our difference: an approach that combines the resources, power, and reach of a major with the agility, entrepreneurism, and soul of an indie. Anthem Entertainment operates offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Nashville, and Toronto. For more information, visit anthementertainment.com.
About Guru Studio
Guru Studio is a creative-driven entertainment company renowned for creating, developing, and producing internationally acclaimed and highly successful shows including its Emmy nominated Netflix Original series, True and the Rainbow Kingdom; PAW Patrol™ and Abby Hatcher produced in collaboration with Spin Master and Nick Jr.; Mattel’s Ever After High; and its own two-time Emmy Award-nominated preschool series Justin Time in association with Disney Junior. The company is currently producing the original comedy-adventure series Big Blue with the CBC, and its newest preschool series Pikwik Pack airing on Disney Junior US. Guru Studio also contributed visual development on the Academy Award-nominated animated feature The Breadwinner, which brought the rich ‘story world’ sequences to life. Led by President and Executive Creative Director Frank Falcone, Guru Studio is an industry leader in animated storytelling for kids of all ages. www.gurustudio.com
About CBC Kids
CBC Kids’ mandate is to inform, enlighten and entertain Canadian kids from 2 to 13 and their caregivers on CBC TV, CBC GEM, cbckids.ca and cbckidsnews.ca, cbcparents.ca as well as on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs, and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
About Jingle Punks
Owned by Anthem Entertainment, Jingle Punks is one of the largest providers of music for media in the world. With a catalogue of nearly 500k songs, a staff of music supervisors, composers, technologists, and creatives, Jingle Punks offers best-in-class customer service. Whether it’s composing for some of the world’s biggest brands, music supervising award-winning films, or creating some of the largest marketing campaigns with today’s hottest artists, we’re able to solve any musical need. Jingle Punks was founded in 2008 with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and London and strives to rise above the status quo, endeavoring to create unique and innovative musical solutions for our clients.
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Charlotte Thompson, Red Umbrella P.R.
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