DHX MEDIA’S W!LDBRAIN ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES VANS-YO GABBA GABBA! COLLABORATION IN STORES FOR CHRISTMAS
DHX Media to hold first quarter analyst call Monday, Nov. 15
Halifax, NS – 10 November 2010 – DHX Media, a leading international producer and distributor of mainly children’s television programming and interactive content, is pleased to announce that the hit series Yo Gabba Gabba!, produced by DHX subsidiary W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, will make its Vans sneaker debut at better shoe stores worldwide as well as at the Vans online store, vans.com. Available in time for holiday shopping, the shoes come in Vans’ popular Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi Deconstruct styles for boys, girls, and toddlers. The collection includes eight different versions, with each character represented on their own shoe as well as two versions of a Yo Gabba Gabba! group shoe in the high top and slip-on. Toddler MSRPs are $32 for the Classic Slip-On and $37 for the Sk8-Hi Deconstruct, while Kids sizing are priced at $40 and $45, respectively.
Also, Vans, The Magic Store and W!ldbrain are excited to announce that, due to numerous requests from fans around the world, Yo Gabba Gabba! character group Slip-On shoes will be available in adult sizes in March. Learn more about the Vans x Yo Gabba Gabba! collection at http://vans.com/yogabbagabba.
Yo Gabba Gabba! premiered in the United States on Nickelodeon in August 2007 and quickly became a global phenomenon. One of the most popular series on television with a broad appeal among preschoolers, parents, teens and adults, the show infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life lessons through music. The series and the live show star DJ Lance Rock and a cast of colorful characters, including Brobee, the little green one, Foofa, the pink flower bubble, Muno, the red Cyclops, Toodee, the blue cat-dragon and Plex, the yellow robot.
DHX Media will hold its Q1 2010 Analyst Call on Monday, November 15 at 10:00am EST, following the release of the Company’s financial results that morning. Media and others may access the call on a listen-in basis. Conference details are as follows:
To access the call, please dial (888) 231-8191 or (647) 427-7450. Please allow 10 minutes to be connected to the conference call.
Replay: Instant replay will be available beginning approximately one hour after the call by calling (800) 642-1687 toll free or (416) 849-0833, and passcode 24848909# (pound key), until midnight EST Monday, November 22, 2010.
For more information, please contact:
DHX Media Ltd.
David A. Regan – EVP, Corporate Development & IR +1 902-423-0260
Kelly Kimball – Corporate Communications and Worldwide Publicity +1 818-290-7080
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 produces or co-produces 8 original television series and theatrical releases currently commissioned for production and maintains a growing library of over 2,300 half-hours of mostly children and youth-oriented television productions. www.dhxmedia.com
About W!LDBRAIN Entertainment
W!LDBRAIN Entertainment is an award-winning entertainment company and one of the world’s foremost producers of animation. The studio develops television, motion pictures, short-form programming, commercial content and consumer products. Their exceptional slate of programming includes the critically acclaimed television series Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nick Jr.) and live touring show, Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! There’s A Party in My City; The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO); Higglytown Heroes (Disney); Bubble Guppies (Nick Jr.); The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV) and Team Smithereen, the short-form stunt puppet show from Dan Clark. W!LDBRAIN has received Clios, Addys, BDA Awards and Annies for their commercial work, reinvigorating classic brands for leading companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Honda, Kraft and Nike. W!LDBRAIN Entertainment is based in Los Angeles, CA and is owned by DHX Media Ltd., a TSX listed public company.
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel company, is a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC). Vans collections include authentic footwear, apparel and accessories, snowboard boots and the Pro-tec line of protective gear and are sold in the United States through more than 230 company owned stores as well as independent retailers. Internationally, Vans sells its goods in approximately 70 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and foreign offices. Vans promotes action sports lifestyle and youth culture through support of athletes on boards and bikes all over the globe and through progressive events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans Downtown Showdown, the Pro-tec Pool Party and the Vans Warped Tour®. For more information on Vans, please visit www.vans.com.
This press release contains forward looking statements with respect to the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on information currently available to the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, among other things, include risks related to market factors, customer contract interpretation, application of accounting policies and principles, and production related risks, and other factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s short form prospectus dated April 9, 2010 and in the Company’s Amended Annual Information Form incorporated by reference therein. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.