Greg Page back on stage (with The Wiggles)

 

In January, the Wiggles announced that Greg Page, the original Yellow Wiggle, is returning to perform with the children’s entertainment group.  Greg had been struggling with illness for about 5 years.  Sam Moran was filling his place in Greg’s absence, and has offered to step down to allow Greg to return.

Greg will be reuniting with former band members Jeff Fatt, Murray Cook, and Anthony Field.  The Wiggles will be rolling out a new CD, television content, and DVD, as well as beginning to tour on a local and international level.  The tour will start in Australia in March and will kick off later this year in the UK and USA.

Manager Paul Field said, ““We thank Sam for his wonderful contribution to the group for the past five years. He joined at a difficult time for Greg and the group, and we’re so grateful for all he has done.” Field also said that the group will continue to make Hot Potato Studios available to Sam for future endeavors.

Sam says, “”I am very proud of my five years as the Yellow Wiggle and the group’s continued success with me as their lead singer.” However, Sam is also looking forward to other opportunities. “I have enjoyed every minute of my nine years touring with the group, but I now look forward to new opportunities and more time spent with my wife and two- year-old daughter,” he added.

With that said, I can’t wait until the Wiggles come to town!  They are supposed to tour Canada in October and November of 2012!  Keep posted for future upcoming tour dates.  They will announce their full schedule in August of this year.

New Chuggington Dvd: Brewster’s little helper

 Brewster’s Little Helper is the newest installment in the Chuggington series. Your preschool-aged children will be honking their horns along with their favorites “trainees,” Brewster, Wilson, and Koko.  The series is composed of 6 episodes.  They are Brewster’s Little Helper, Koko Takes Charge, Brewster Knows Best, Zephie’s Zoomaround, Nurse Wilson and Wilson And The Paint Wagon.  In the title episode, Brewster’s Little Helper, Zephie, is determined to show Brewster that she can pull her own weight. She tries to accomplish all of the tasks that Brewster gives her in the day, however, she is completely overwhelmed by them. She winds up getting into trouble because she cannot complete the chores correctly. Brewster helps her with her tasks and gets her back on track.

These episodes are extremely fun to watch and also provide positive messages at the same time. Preschoolers learn the importance of friendship, teamwork, responsibility, patience, and creative thinking. Be sure to get your copy of Brewster’s Little Helper today! Of course, if you haven’t already caught up with all of the other DVDs, be sure to check out our selection of Chuggington DVDs today.

Dino dan continues to expand

Dino Dan

Attention all you Dino Dan fans!

Nick Jr (US), TVO (Canada), and TVA (French Canada) have all placed an order for a second season of Dino Dan.  Toronto-based Sinking Ship Entertainment is scheduled to produce 52 more 11-minute episodes of Dino Dan starting this March.

The TV networks decided to order more seasons once they heard that the Dan franchise was expanding its merchandise in retail stores and online. In March, Sinking Ship Entertainment is also scheduled to produce an iTunes app, which ties in with the dinodan.com site.  A second Dino Dan DVD is scheduled for production, as well as a mass-market launch of seven new toys.  Be on the lookout for these exciting new guys!  Dino Dan’s licensing is managed by The Licensing Shop.

Season one has already been sold to more than 100 countries by distributor Breakthrough Entertainment.  The new episodes of season two will go into production this spring, and will be airing in Canada by the fall.

Continue to check our website for more merchandise in the future. In the meantime, check out our Dino Dan toys.  Creator and Sinking Ship partner J.J. Johnson states, “We’re sure that this season Dan’s imagination is going to take kids on an even greater dinosaur journey.”