Treehouse introduces This is Scarlett and Isaiah on Saturday, September 21 at
7 p.m. ET
New digital experience gives every child a This Is moment
TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's preschool channel
Treehouse will premiere This is Scarlett and Isaiah on Saturday, September 21
at 7 p.m. ET. The third iteration of the popular award-winning preschool
series, co-produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and marblemedia, continues
the legacy established by the first two series, This is Daniel Cook and This
is Emily Yeung.
Following in the footsteps of the series' previous well-known hosts, two
precocious six-year-olds Scarlett and Isaiah will embark on brand new exciting
adventures and discover the world in their own unique way, all from a
preschooler's perspective. Viewers will follow Scarlett as she visits a
butterfly conservatory, practices Jiu Jitsu and learns to walk a tightrope at
circus school, just to name a few activities. Meanwhile Isaiah will learn to
make wontons from celebrity chef Roger Mooking, go dog sledding, glean
swimming tips from a paralympian swimmer and more. To view a sneak peek of the
series, click here.
"The 'This is…' series of shows are all about authentically reflecting the
world of preschoolers," said J.J. Johnson, creator, co-executive producer,
director, Sinking Ship Entertainment. "With Scarlett and Isaiah, we've lucked
out and found two new spectacular little adventurers. Just like Daniel and
Emily, they're funny, smart and thoughtful; the perfect hosts to open up the
world to their peers. Here we are! Again."
Along with the launch of the third series, kids will be able to dive deeper
into the exploratory world of Scarlett and Isaiah through an interactive web
experience produced by marblemedia interactive. Hosted by Scarlett and Isaiah,
children can play along with entertaining games, discover hidden animated
objects and collect virtual stickers to unlock videos. Parents can get in on
the fun as well through the episode builder where they can cast their child in
their very own episode to share with friends and family. Click here to play
along with Scarlett and Isaiah and make your own "This is…" episode.
"We're thrilled to be bringing two bright young hosts onboard to introduce the
series to a new generation of preschoolers," said Jocelyn Hamilton, Vice
President, Programming and Original Production, Corus Kids. "Parents and kids
will also love the expanded digital content that will allow them to interact
with the series even more and be the stars of their own 'This is…'
The series began in 2004 with This is Daniel Cook, following six-year old
Daniel as he explored, learned and created with everyone from chocolatiers and
musicians to firefighters and dog trainers. The first series' accolades
included three Alliance for Children and Television Awards, multiple Gemini
Awards nominations and the prestigious Prix Jeunesse International Web Prize
in 2006. Multi-award winning This is Emily Yeung followed in 2006, bringing a
fresh female perspective to the series as Emily explored, learned and created
in her own fearless way.
About Sinking Ship Entertainment
Sinking Ship Entertainment is an award-winning production and interactive
company that creates and produces groundbreaking kids TV and transmedia
content. Since its founding in 2004, Sinking Ship has created and produced
some of Canada's most successful children's TV series and has been on the
forefront of TV production and interactive media for kids. As the first
Canadian partner of Amazon with the upcoming series Annedroids, to achieving
Nick Jr.'s (U.S.) highest debut of all time with the smash series Dino Dan,
Sinking Ship Entertainment brings dynamic Canadian content to audiences around
the world. Not only are Sinking Ship series broadcast around the world, but
Sinking Ship also films around the world with series like Are We There Yet?
World Adventure, which filmed on location in over 30 countries. With over
130 countries airing Sinking Ship shows and with over 40 nominations and 14
awards, Sinking Ship is a leader in creating original IP. Sinking Ship's
hands-on approach ensures a careful attention to detail that distinguishes the
company from its peers by maintaining the full involvement of the partners of
Sinking Ship from series creation to writing, directing as well as building
in-house animation and interactive teams to ensure that the highest level of
quality and ingenuity is a signature of Sinking Ship properties.
marblemedia develops, produces and distributes engaging multi-platform
entertainment experiences for audiences around the world. Named Transmedia
Producer of the Year (2011) by Playback, marblemedia has won two Gemini
Awards, been nominated for an Emmy® Award and was identified as a Next
Generation Content Producer (2009) by The Hollywood Reporter.
The company owns a 50-acre production ranch and operates a Toronto-based
studio, home to 50 staff. With over 200 hours of programming distributed in
more than 200 territories, notable projects include: the upcoming comedic
Japanese game show Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong; the award-winning hit
preschool seriesThis is Daniel CookandThis is Emily Yeung; the
award-winning seriesTaste Buds;Skatoony, North America's first
animated/live-action quiz show; the animated comedyDating Guy; the teen
competition seriesThe Adrenaline Project; the physical game
showSplatalot;What's in a Name, a discovery of the history behind popular
household names; and the first multi-platform series in American Sign
Language,deafplanet.com. The company was co-founded by Mark Bishop and Matt
Hornburg in 2001. Experience marblemedia atwww.marblemedia.com.
Treehouse offers premium preschool programming and a rich co-viewing
environment for children and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of
educational, values-rich and entertaining programs, Treehouse delivers
high-quality children's series from Canada and around the world. A
parent-trusted brand, Treehouse's highly interactive website, TreehouseTV.com
reaches over half-a-million moms per month. Treehouse is part of Corus
Entertainment's family of kids brands including YTV, Nickelodeon (Canada),
Nelvana Studio and Kids Can Press. Treehouse is owned by Corus Entertainment
Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market
leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay
television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's
animation and animation software. The Company's multimedia entertainment
brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network,
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie
Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 37 radio stations
including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the
Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its
audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at
SOURCE Corus Entertainment Inc.
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