arrives on DVD in three volumes March 18 from Cinedigm. Nominated for a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Preschool Animation Program and six Annie Awards, “Justin Time” has garnered massive popularity since it made its U.S. broadcast premiere on Sprout in 2012.
Packed with preschool themes including animals, science and nature, the innovative and incredibly fun series follows the wild imaginations of Justin and his friends, Olive and Squidgy, as they travel to fascinating places including Ancient Egypt, the Ice Age, the Old West, and more, for unforgettable, action-packed adventures.
Aired in over 70 countries on top broadcasters such as Disney (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy), Discovery Familia (U.S.), and Discovery (Latin America), “Justin Time” is currently Sprout’s #1 highest rated program for ages 2-11 and the highest rated series on the channel’s website. “Justin Time” is also the #1 rated program for ages 2-5 on NBC’s Saturday morning kids block. With two books inspired by the series out now by Immedium, and a global consumer products program on the horizon, there’s no better time to relive the animated adventures of “Justin Time Amazing Adventures,” “Justin Time Goes Exploring,” and “Justin Time Far Away Friends.”
The third season of “Justin Time” is currently in development and planned for delivery in 2015. Knockout Licensing is the Licensing Agent in the US and Canada, and recently signed multi-territory deals for the “Justin Time” with LeapFrog and Café Press.
Everyday Justin jumps into an exciting new childhood adventure. To understand and solve the situation, he imagines alternate scenarios where he and his friends are different people in different places. They ride rockets into space, discover new worlds with the Vikings and chase Cleopatra’s cat through the pyramids of Egypt. Often, Justin meets an animal who needs help, and in figuring out how to lend a hand, he learns lessons about science and nature. At the end of each show, Justin leaves his dream world to discover his mom or dad waiting for him to do some kind of activity, such as skating or building a birdhouse, and Justin is able to share with them what he has learned.
We only discovered Justin Time a few months ago. We have a very basic cable package, so a lot of our discoveries for kid's shows are made through Netflix. We saw this series featured, and it looked interesting to B. When we we offered a set of all three Justin Time DVDs for review, I knew B would be thrilled! B loves Justin, Olive and cute little Squidgy! We popped one of the DVDs in, and were suddenly finding ourselves on a magical adventure!
B is always asking to watch Justin Time, and I don't mind letting him watch it, because he's learning about the world through this show, and through the eyes of another preschooler! Sometimes the adventures wind up in outter space, in a foreign country like Egypt or France, and sometimes we wind up on the Bayou and have a mission to invite fireflies to come to a special gumbo dinner party!
With every adventure, Justin learns something special about the world around him, and learns to really listen to what others around him are saying, as he often misunderstands or misinterprets what his parents said to him (just like other preschool aged kiddos). I give Justin Time two thumbs up for their creativity, and for helping me teach my son about the world around him- even those far off places he may never get to visit in his lifetime.
Want It? Buy It!
You can look for these fantastic and exciting Justin Time DVDs wherever you like to purchase your family's home enterainment! There are lots of fun Justin Time Activities for kids and resources for parents, on the Sprout Online website. Be sure to check those out!
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One lucky MBP reader will win their very own 3 DVD Set of the hit show Justin Time, including Justin's Far Away Friends, Justin Goes Exploring and Justin's Amazing Adventures! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Just use the handy dandy Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win. Giveaway is open for 2 weeks from the start date. Winner will be notified by e-mail at the close of the contest by MBP.