Halifax, ON – May 24, 2011 /CNW/ – DHX Media (Toronto:DHX.TO), a leading international producer and distributor of mainly children’s television programming and interactive content, is pleased to announce that its hit preschool series Rastamouse has been licensed to EMI Music for a new album to be released on July 4, 2011.
In the four months since its launch, Rastamouse has quickly developed into one of the most popular children’s shows in the UK where it airs on CBeebies and BBC2. Based on the successful range of books by Michael De Souza and Genevieve Webster, the critically acclaimed TV series follows the adventures of cool, music-making, skateboarding, crime-fighting Rastamouse & Da Easy Crew as they share their philosophy of ‘Makin’ a Bad Ting Good’. The official YouTube channel for Rastamouse has received over 750,000 views.
About the Album: Rastamouse – ‘Makin’ a Bad Ting Good’
Music is a crucial element of the TV series. Reggae, rap and hip-hop feature prominently and most stories have strong musical themes. The brilliant new album features extended versions of super cool reggae tunes from the smash hit TV children’s animation series. Rastamouse is voiced by actor/presenter/DJ Reggie Yates, who appears on the first single ‘Ice Popp’ and other tracks.
The album release will be preceded by the fantastic, fun, summer reggae sound of Rastamouse single ‘Hot Hot Hot’, to be released on June 26, following Rastamouse & Crew’s live appearances at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. The single comes with accompanying promo video and features hot new vocals from Scratchy. Rastamouse is also on the bill for the Lollibop Festival, Regent’s Park (5th-7th August) with other appearances to be announced shortly.
The official, brand new, interactive website: www.rastamouse.com
The official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/rastamouse.irie
The official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/rastamousecompany
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About DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading international producer and distributor of television programming and interactive content with an emphasis on children, family and youth markets. DHX Media Ltd. shares are listed on the TSX, the Toronto Stock Exchange. DHX Media has offices in Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Los Angeles and has a growing library of over 2,300 half-hours of mostly children’s and youth-oriented properties from own and third party producers. Live action series include That’s So Weird and How to Be Indie alongside animated series such as Animal Mechanicals, Yo Gabba Gabba,Franny’s Feet, Kid vs Kat, dirtgirlworld, and new preschool show, Rastamouse. www.dhxmedia.com
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