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Sinking Ship Entertainment’s Dino Dana Franchise Continues to Stomp Across the World with New Products and Partners
Toronto, Canada (February 25, 2022) - Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) announced today that the company’s Dino Dana franchise will continue to stomp across the world with new products and partners. The upcoming offerings include a Dino Dana audio book published by Recorded Books, a new Dino Dana activity book published by Mango Publishing, and new Dino Dana dinosaur figures - Zuul, Nanotyrannus, and Stygimoloch - released by Safari Ltd., with realistic, accurate details and innovative Augmented Reality features, set to come out in 2022.
Dino Dana, an Emmy Award-winning series created and directed by Sinking Ship’s J. J. Johnson, follows Dana, a 10-year old girl who loves dinosaurs. Her life changes forever when she's given a Dino Field Guide, which not only teaches her new things about dinosaurs, but gives her the power to imagine dinosaurs into real life. Developed as a follow up to the Dino Dan series, it is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, in association with TVOkids and Prime Video. The series premiered in the US and UK on Prime Video in May of 2017 and was followed by the release of Dino Dana The Movie, presented by Téléfilm Canada, on Prime Video in September of 2020.
“The loving reception to Dino Dana from kids and families across the world has been incredible to see,” Kate Sanagan, Sinking Ship’s Head of Sales and Distribution. “Education, curiosity, and spreading joy are at the core of Dino Dana and we are always looking for new ways to expand the franchise’s positive impact. From books to toys, we cannot wait to share all of the new and exciting Dino Dana products and partners throughout the year.”
The Dino Dana expansion comes on the heels of another big year for the franchise. Last June, the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Florida, debuted the Dino Dana Experience. The fully immersive experience, complete with Dino Dana The Movie, a touring exhibit, an AR experience, and a camp guide, garnered 652 million impressions with an audience reach of 778,000 during its opening weekend. It was the museum’s highest paid attendance in 2021 and had record breaking sales at the retail gift shop. Other museums, including Orlando Science Center, Science Museum of Minnesota, Kentucky Science Center, and Peoria Riverfront Museum, have picked up and begun showing Dino Dana The Movie.
Dino Dana also recently secured additional broadcast partners in Latin America, including Canal Once in Mexico as well as Senal Colombia and Canal Capital in Colombia. Additionally, the Dino Dana Field Guides have sold over 75,000 copies internationally to date. Additional information on the specific timing of the releases will be shared at a later date.
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 24 Daytime 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 17 series and distributed to more than 200 countries across the world. Upcoming projects include 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 beautiful Miami. We publish high-quality non-fiction books from fresh and distinct voices, in the hope of sparking new ideas with readers. We take pride in our forward-thinking ambition, our diversity as a team, and our strong emphasis on technology and innovation. Our goal is to be at the forefront of publishing and connect with readers around the world.
TVO inspires learning that changes lives and enriches communities. Founded in 1970, we are a globally recognized digital learning organization that engages Ontarians of all ages with inclusive experiences and diverse perspectives. Through video, audio, games, courses, newsletters and articles, we’re investing in the transformative potential of education for everyone. Funded primarily by the Province of Ontario, TVO is a registered charity supported by thousands of sponsors and donors. For more information, visit tvo.org and tvokids.com.
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About Safari Ltd
Safari Ltd® is an American, family-owned manufacturer and distributor of Toys That Teach®. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, their detailed and accurate figurines of animals, dinosaurs, and mythical creatures have been delighting children and adults for 40 years. Their dedication to teaching children about the importance of the natural world through the joy of play has made them a trusted name in toys, with products that can be found in aquariums, zoos, and museums all over the world.