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“The Fabulous Book About Families” Set for June 2023 Release
Toronto, Canada (February 8, 2023) – Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) announced today that they have signed a master publishing deal with Mango Publishing for children’s books based on The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy, a preschool story time cabaret produced by Lopii Productions for Wildbrain Television. The first book under the deal, The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy Presents: The Fabulous Book About Families, is set for release in June 2023.
"Lopii Productions is thrilled to be writing our first book and working with Sinking Ship and Mango Publishing to make it happen. We are super proud of The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy and the positive impact it has had on children and families across the country,” said Georgina Lopez and Rennata Lopez, CEOs/Executive Producers at Lopii Productions. “We are thrilled to be given the opportunity to spread the joy of these beloved characters in print and introduce a whole new audience to our show."
"We are thrilled to be working with the talented team at Mango Publishing on The Fabulous Show brand," adds Kate Sanagan, Head of Sales and Distribution at Sinking Ship Entertainment. "We are excited for kids and families to have access to Fay and Fluffy's messages of inclusivity and empathy via the publishing medium as well as the popular TV show."
The first book under Sinking Ship’s deal with Mango Publishing, The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy Presents: The Fabulous Book About Families, celebrates diverse family dynamics. Families can come in all shapes and sizes and each one shares a love that they grow together. Families can cook together, read together, and dance together. Families can be very big, or very small. Some families live in separate homes and some live all together. Accompanied by cute, expressive pictures, Fay and Fluffy explore in their new book the many ways to be a family and share fun activities for children to connect, engage, and tell their own story. The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy Presents: The Fabulous Book About Families features important discussions of what it means to be a family, exciting ideas for family activities, and input from real kids to learn more about diverse family identities and experiences.
Sinking Ship Entertainment and Mango Publishing have a long-standing relationship of bringing best-selling books to readers. Previous book releases, including the Dino Dana Dino Field Guides and their newest release, the Dino Dana Activity Guide, enjoyed worldwide success.
The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy is a storytime cabaret variety show for preschoolers filled with new books, puppet friends, animated characters, musical guests, and lots of love. Hosted by the dynamic drag artist duo, Fay Slift (JP Kane) and Fluffy Soufflé (Kaleb Robertson), and featuring an interactive audience of young children, each episode is bursting with silliness, songs, and community. The show shares the message of inclusivity, cheering on all the kids who watch to be proud of who they are, love themselves, and be kind to one another. In Canada, The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy airs on WildBrains’ Family Jr. channel. Sinking Ship represents the series internationally.
Beloved drag performers Fay and Fluffy are based in Toronto, Canada and have been a storytime duo since 2016. The duo will be hosting the 2023 Kidscreen Awards at the upcoming Kidscreen Summit in Miami.
About Sinking Ship Entertainment
Named as the number one Kids’ Entertainment Production Company on Kidscreen’s Hot50 list in 2020, Sinking Ship Entertainment is a globally renowned and industry leading Production, Distribution, VFX and Interactive studio specializing in children’s and family content. Since its founding in 2004, Sinking Ship has won 25 Daytime and Children’s and Family Emmy® awards, including series wins for Ghostwriter (Apple TV+), Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures (Nickelodeon), Odd Squad (PBS KIDS), and Giver (ION) and was named the Most Innovative Producer at the 2021 Banff World Media Festival. With a global reputation for quality, ground breaking original series and companion interactive experiences, Sinking Ship has produced more than 24 series and distributed to more than 200 countries across the world. Upcoming projects include the company’s first fully 3D animated series Builder Brothers Dream Factory, in partnership with Scott Brothers Entertainment and the highly anticipated series, Jane, co-produced with the Jane Goodall Institute. For more information, visit our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Mango Publishing
Mango Publishing™ is an independent book publisher based in Miami, FL. They publish high-quality, non-fiction books from fresh and distinct voices, in the hope of sparking new ideas with readers. Mango takes pride in their forward-thinking ambition, diversity as a team, and their strong emphasis on technology and innovation. Mango's goal is to be at the forefront of publishing and connect with readers around the world.
About Lopii Productions
Lopii (pronounced Low Pie) = the plural of Lopez.
Identical twin sisters and award-winning TV Producers Georgina and Rennata López founded Lopii Productions Inc. in July 2018. . Lopii Productions is dedicated to creating high-quality, inclusive and diverse children’s programs where every child can see themselves on TV. Lopii Productions produced two seasons of TVOkids, My Home, My Life! (42 x 7/Live Action/distributed by Sinking Ship Entertainment) and the Kidscreen Award-winning My Stay-at-Home Diary (20x 4:30/Live Action/distributed by Bomanbridge Media). Lopii Productions also created 2 Youth Media Alliance award-winning shorts for Sesame Street’s season 50 (Stop Animation) and season 51 (Live Action). In 2022, our live-action variety series The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy (26x11 min/Preschool/distributed by Sinking Ship Entertainment) aired on Family Jr. and TFO premiered the first season of docu-reality series #CouleursDuNord (20x 15 min/Live Action/8-13 years old) while simultaneously producing season two, which is set to air in the Fall of 2023. Also filmed in 2022 was Lopii’s 5th original series, Dream It To Be It (21x7min/Live Action), set to air on TVOkids Spring 2023. And most recently Lopii has produced their 6th original series Bestest Day Ever With My Best Friend (20x7min/live-action/family viewing) for CBC Kids, set to air Summer 2023.