NCircle named exclusive home video partner for Llama Llama


Michelle Clancy

| 31 July 2015

Genius Brands International has named NCircle Entertainment as the exclusive home video partner for the animated series, Llama Llama.

"GBI is excited to bring the beloved Llama Llama family to life in animation for the very first time, and we couldn't think of a better home entertainment partner to work with than NCircle to make it readily available to kids in all formats," said GBl's SVP of global content sales, Andrew Berman.

NCircle will distribute Llama Llama animated content digitally and on DVD. The animated series is slated for debut in 2016.

"Being very much aware of the adorable Llama Llama books and characters, we're thrilled to partner with Genius Brands in bringing their new animation series to retail," added NCircle's vice president of sales, content and acquisitions, Mary Flynn. "Author Anna Dewdney and Penguin Young Readers publishing have done a stellar job in developing the readership for the Llama Llama brand, and we're honoured to collaborate with Genius Brands on expanding the fan base to home entertainment consumers throughout the US."

With 9.4 million units in print, Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama books have all been New York Times bestsellers, with several titles claiming the No 1 spot. Praised as a "geographer extraordinaire of the emotional terrain of preschoolers and their mothers" (Chicago Tribune), Dewdney's soothing tales are synonymous with calming early childhood anxiety.