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NCircle Entertainment scoops home entertainment rights for Gigantosaurus

Cyber Group Studios has granted NCircle Entertainment the North American home entertainment rights for Gigantosaurus, its popular CGI-animated series airing on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

All the Cretaceous-era fun of the hit show is set to land on DVD at Walmart and Target and other retailers beginning January 2020, with content to be made available via electronic sell-through (EST) starting next April.

NCircle Entertainment is the latest licensee to join the Gigantosaurus pack, which includes master toy licensee JAKKS Pacific and publishing partner Templar Publishing, whose products are now available at retail for holiday 2019.

Other series-inspired products heading to retail in 2020 include soft lines introductions from American Marketing Enterprises, Centric Socks, Children’s Apparel Network, and Jay Franco. Cyber Group Studios and Outright Games will also release the first video game inspired by Gigantosaurus next spring. The new game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

“We’re very excited to be working with NCircle Entertainment to make Gigantosaurus content available on DVD and streaming platforms for fans across North America,” said Richard Goldsmith, president and CEO of Cyber Group Studios USA.

“NCircle is a leader in its field and an outstanding partner that will help us further develop our consumer products program into a powerhouse in the preschool space.”

“Gigantosaurus is a fantastic new series and we are thrilled to partner with Cyber Group Studios to expand their product offerings at retail through our category,” said Mary Flynn, VP sales, content and acquisitions, NCircle Entertainment.

“Our primary focus is on entertainment that educates, and Gigantosaurus will be the perfect addition to our product line-up this year and for years to come.”

The debut DVD, Gigantosaurus: The Biggest, Fiercest Dinosaur of All! (SRP $9.99), a 90-minute, eight-episode release, arrives January 7, 2020. The second DVD title in the series streets April 7, with Gigantosaurus Season 1 (SRP $2.99/episode, $29.99/season) to be released the same day on digital download platforms.

Gigantosaurus is based on Jonny Duddle’s bestselling book of the same name. Published by Templar, the title has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. The series, directed by award-winning director Olivier Lelardoux, stars four fiercely-fun dinosaur friends – Rocky, Bill, Tiny and Mazu – who take preschoolers on exciting, comedy-filled adventures as they dare to be themselves and explore the world beyond their nests.

Gigantosaurus launched on Disney Channel in the US on January 18, 2019, and less than two months later was added to the Disney Junior line-up as well. The series will debut worldwide on Disney this year in most territories and premiere on Netflix in 2020.

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