Genius Brands International Inc’s. series Llama Llama will premiere on January 26 next on Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service.
Llama Llama tells heart-warming tales of life in a safe, friendly town seen through the eyes of Llama as he interacts with the amazing world around him.
Based on the award-winning and bestselling book series by celebrated author an illustrator Anna Dewdney, the all-new Llama Llama animated series features the voice talent of award-winning actress Jennifer Garner.
Llama Llama will debut worldwide with 15 x 30” episodes that have been produced in 20 different languages.
The pre-school series is about first childhood experiences and adventures as well as the special connections between the lead character, Llama, his mother and his grandparents.
“From the caliber of the development and production team and our best in class media partner Netflix to the talent and passion that Jennifer Garner brought to the series, Llama Llama has truly been a dream project for Genius Brands and we are extremely proud to deliver a series that we believe honours Anna Dewdney’s legacy,” said Andy Heyward, Chairman & CEO, Genius Brands. “The series is just the beginning of our creating a global entertainment franchise for Llama Llama, including a worldwide licensing, merchandising and retail program to launch next year, that will take the brand to the next level,” she added.
Llama Llama was developed and produced by an all-star team of creators, including director Saul Blinkoff, Emmy Award-winning writer Joe Purdy, legendary Disney art director Ruben Aquino and Emmy® Award-winning producers Jane Startz and Andy Heyward . Dewdney’s longtime partner and Reed Duncan, also serves as producer.
With 20 million units in print worldwide, Dewdney’s Llama Llama books from Penguin Young Readers have all been New York Times bestsellers with several titles claiming the #1 spot, and her work has been translated into eight languages.