YO GABBA GABBA! AND DHX MEDIA INTRODUCE YO GABBA GABBA! HELLO FRIENDS! APP FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Available Now for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Google Android Devices at iTunes and Google Play
Los Angeles, CA- (January 7, 2013)- DHX Media, a leading international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content with the world’s largest independent library of children’s entertainment, and Yo Gabba Gabba!, the award-winning, live-action television series and live stage show whose unconventional formula has created a triple stacked fan base, making it one of the most popular entertainment properties among preschoolers, parents and indie music lovers alike, today announced the launch of the new Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! preschool app for the iPhone, the iPad, the iPod Touch and Google Android devices. Yo Gabba Gabba!, created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz, launched on Nickelodeon in 2007. The newly released Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! app offers a whole new way for today’s generation of preschoolers to interact with their favorite cast of colorful characters for early learning fun across a varied range of easy-to-play games and activities. The Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! app is available for $3.99 on iTunes and on Google Play. App owners will receive monthly additions and updates to keep the content fresh and engaging.
Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! offers digital-savvy families an easy way to encourage kids to build critical thinking skills while entertaining any time, anywhere. Kids will enjoy talking to Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee; dressing up the characters and DJ Lance Rock; playing games that incentivize players to collect virtual stickers to use in the dress up interactive feature, and watching their favorite live action and animated segments from the television series, including “Cool Tricks,” “Dancey Dance,” “Story Time” and “Super Music Friends Show.”
“Since 2007, Yo Gabba Gabba! has been one of the most popular preschool properties on television, with sold out live stage shows across North America since the launch of the live tour in 2010,” said Erin Dippold, Vice President of Consumer Products, DHX Media. “The series and live stage show inspired a robust consumer products program that encourages creative play. Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! is an extension of the Yo Gabba Gabba! creative play experience. With the Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends app, preschoolers, whether they are already fans or are new to the world of Yo Gabba Gabba!, can enjoy interactive play with the characters any time, anywhere,” she continued.
Plex says, “Try It, You’ll Like It!”
Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! is powered by Unity and DHX Media.
Yo Gabba Gabba! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life lessons. The series and the live show stars DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson) and a cast of colorful characters, including: Brobee, the little green one, Foofa, the pink flowerbubble, Muno, the red Cyclops, Toodee, the blue cat-dragon and Plex, the yellow robot. Today’s most popular names in movies, television, music and sports flock to the groundbreaking series, including series regulars Biz Markie and MarkMothersbaugh, and guest stars such as Fred Armisen, Erykah Badu, Jack Black, Anthony Bourdain, Devo, Rachel Dratch, Rob Dyrdek, Flaming Lips, Melora Hardin, Tony Hawk, The Killers, Angela Kinsey, Solange Knowles, Jack McBrayer, MGMT, Mos Def, The Roots, Andy Samberg, Amy Sedaris, The Shins, Sarah Silverman, Amare Stoudemire, The Ting Tings, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Elijah Wood and Weird Al Yankovic, among others. Additional celebrity guests performed during the live tour, including Devenda Banhart, Cold War Kids, Matt Costa, Kid Koala, Moby, DMC (Run DMC), Shaggy, Snoop Dogg, Dave Grohl, Jon Heder, Talib Kweli, Mix Master Mike, Nicole Richie, Kid Sister, Keri Russell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason Reitman, Zac Brown and the Drive By Truckers and more, while Christina Aguilera, Jessica Alba, Jason Bateman, Travis Barker, Brendan Fraser, Heidi Klum, Chris Noth, Gwen Stefani, Brooke Shields, Dennis Quaid and others attended with their families.
About DHX Media:
DHX Media (www.dhxmedia.com) is a leader in the creation, production and licensing of family entertainment rights. DHX Media owns, markets and distributes over 8,500 half hours of children's entertainment content, and exploits owned properties through its consumer products licensing business. DHX Media is recognized for brands such as Caillou, Busytown Mysteries, Inspector Gadget,Johnny Test, Animal Mechanicals, Kid vs. Kat, Super WHY!,Rastamouse and Yo Gabba Gabba!. The company also provides programming for Cookie Jar TV, the weekend morning block on CBS. DHX Media's full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, (CPLG), represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Halifax, London, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Netherlands and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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