New York, NY, USA (March 2, 2016) — Silvergate Media (“Silvergate”), the international TV production and licensing company focused on pre-school children’s entertainment based in New York and London, has announced a partnership with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment (“SimEx”), to bring the first 4-D Octonauts cinema experience to fans globally.
In the first film “The Amazon Adventure – 4-D”, the Octonauts travel deep down the Amazon River in search of a lost city – and Kwazii’s long lost grandfather, Calico Jack. The film will be offered to attractions worldwide, with the UK premier scheduled for May 2016. More Octonautsfilms from SimEx, in partnership with Silvergate, will follow in a three year deal.
Ron Allen, SVP Commercial, Silvergate said: “The Octonauts with its unique underwater setting, action adventure stories, and real-life creatures, is the perfect show for an immersive 4-D movie experience. We’re excited to be working with SimEx, the best possible partners for bringing fun, interactive movies to our fans.”
Mike Frueh, SVP, Licensing and Distribution, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment said: “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.”
Now in its fourth season, Octonauts is aired in over 100 countries across the world, including on Disney Channel (USA), CBeebies (UK), ABC (Australia), TF1 (France) and Super RTL (Germany). Octonauts is also broadcast on China Central TV (“CCTV”).
Since 2011, the brand has emerged as a leading preschool property in the United States, UK, Europe, Australia, and Korea. A successful brand launch is underway in China, with Russia to follow this Fall.