DHX MEDIA’S WILDBRAIN ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! FALL TOUR
Halifax, NS – 25 May 2011 /CNW/ – DHX Media (Toronto:DHX.TO), a leading international producer and distributor of mainly children’s television programming and interactive content, is pleased to announce that S2BN, in association with The Magic Store and DHX Media’s W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, are bringing the successful live stage version of the hit television series Yo Gabba Gabba!, created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, back on the road this fall for a 50-city North American tour. The tour will kick off in Minneapolis on Thursday, September 15 and will wrap on Sunday, December 11 in Fort Lauderdale, featuring multiple shows in many cities. Visit www.YoGabbaGabbaLive.com for complete tour, ticket and VIP package information.
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: It’s Time to Dance! presented by Kia Motors, promises to be a memorable experience, featuring a mix of classic Yo Gabba Gabba! favorites, as well as new songs and new performances. The state-of-the-art, high-energy production features DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee, and a mix of music, animation, games, singing and dancing. The 2010 Yo Gabba Gabba! live show played to 300,000 fans in sold out theatres in all major cities, including Radio City Music Hall in New York and NOKIA Theatre/ L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
Yo Gabba Gabba!, produced by The Magic Store and DHX Media’s W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, premiered in the U.S. on Nickelodeon in August, 2007 and currently ranks as one of the most popular series on television with broad appeal among preschoolers, parents, teens and adults. The live tour launched with a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and an appearance at The White House. Yo Gabba Gabba! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life lessons through music. Yo Gabba Gabba! apparel, CDs, DVDs, books and other merchandise are sold in stores nationwide in the U.S. The series, now in production on its fourth season, airs on Nickelodeon in the U.S., with encore episodes airing daily on Nick Jr. The series also airs in several major international territories, including Australia, Canada, Israel, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K. Visit www.yogabbagabba.com for more information.
About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content with an emphasis on children, family and youth markets. DHX Media Ltd. shares are listed on the TSX, the Toronto Stock Exchange. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Los Angeles and has a growing library of over 2,300 half-hours of mostly children’s and youth-oriented properties from own and third party producers. Live action series include That’s So Weird and How to Be Indie alongside animated series such as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Animal Mechanicals,Franny’s Feet, Kid vs Kat, dirtgirlworld, and new preschool show, Rastamouse. www.dhxmedia.com
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